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HDP 5000 Film Transfer Card Printer

Base Unit: Dimensions: 12.25" W x 11.50" H x 9.25" D
Weight: 16 lbs (7.3 kg)

Base Unit with Laminator: 20.90" W x 10.17" H x 10.76"
Weight: 27.5 lbs (12.5 kg

If you are looking to ramp up your security efforts and incorporate multiple uses for your badges (e.g., photo ID, access control, debit/credit transactions, etc.), then the Fargo HDP5000 single-sided ID card printer is your solution for conducting card issuance operations that are secure and durable. HDP5000 printers are Fargo's fourth generation high definition printers (HDP) that exhibit several enhanced features, including a modular design, lighter construction, built-in Ethernet connectivity and Fargo's fastest HDP print speeds to date.

'High definition' results. So, what's so great about HDP? Well, the Fargo HDP5000 single-sided printer is an ideal choice for printing on technology cards and is able to produce results that are more like a fresh, glossy photo than an old ID badge. In traditional dye sublimation printers, ribbon and cards come in direct contact with the printhead. This can affect image quality and even cause damage to your printhead if you are using cards that have smart chips, or embedded antennas and circuits. In contrast, there is no direct contact with printheads with the Fargo HDP5000 because it first prints your images on HDP film that is then fused to your card via and heat pressure, producing flawless printing on any surface.

HDP film provides an additional benefit of adding durability and protection to your cards. First, it acts as a 'buffer' from everyday wear and tear. Second, it is highly tamper-evident. If a counterfeiter attempts to peel apart the layers, the image will ultimately be destroyed.

A modular design that anticipates your future needs. Order the Fargo HDP5000 single-sided printer with the features that you need today - but rest assured it can be configured to your needs of tomorrow. The modular design of the Fargo HDP5000 single-sided ID card printer allows you to easily upgrade to duplex (dual-sided) printing, encoding technologies, and single-sided or simultaneous duplex lamination. These modules enable you to save substantial time printing, encoding and laminating your cards in one pass.

Built-in Ethernet connectivity. Your card issuance application does not have to be limited to a stand-alone badging station. Operate your card printing and encoding application safely and seamlessly over your network with the Fargo HDP5000 single-sided printer's built-in Ethernet connectivity and internal print server. The Fargo HDP5000 single-sided ID card printer is additionally fitted with USB connectivity.

Easy to operate and maintain. You will save money in training costs because the Fargo HDP5000 single-sided printer is quite easy to operate and maintain. Cards, ribbons and lamination are cartridge-based, allowing for snap-in replacement and elimination of torn, wasted materials. Printer cleaning is just as worry-free. Fargo includes a new cleaning roller with each ribbon purchase, making it easy to replace the roller each time you load a new ribbon.

The Fargo HDP5000 single-sided printer provides easy-to-understand status messages and instructions via its SmartScreen LCD panel. There is no wasted time trying to interpret the blinking lights that LED-based card printers are fitted with.

With fewer moving parts, the Fargo HDP5000 single-sided ID card printer is virtually maintenance-free. Additionally, it is equipped with a 2 year warranty on the printer, including the On-Call Express loaner program, and a lifetime printhead warranty.

Fargo HDP5000 Single-Sided Printer Standard Specifications

Single side printing
Color and monochrome printing
Print speed:
38 seconds per full color (YMC) single-sided card with transfer
46 seconds per full color (YMCK) single-sided card with transfer
Input hopper capacity: 100 - 30 mil cards
Output hopper capacity: 200 - 30 mil cards
Card size: CR80 - standard credit card size
Card thicknesses: 30 mil - 50 mil (print only)
Interface: USB (cable not included) and Ethernet with internal print server
Software drivers: Microsoft Windows 2000, XP, Server 2003 and Vista
Warranty: 2 years on printer with 1 year On-Call Express loaner printer program; lifetime printhead warranty (unlimited passes using Fargo certified supplies)


Additional Options

ISO magnetic stripe encoder, tracks 1-3
13.56 MHz contactless and contact smart card encoder (Omnikey Cardman 5121)
HID Prox and contact smart card encoder (Omnikey Cardman 5125)
Built-in or field upgradeable duplex printing
Built-in or field upgradeable single side lamination Built-in or field upgradeable duplex lamination
Door and cartridge locks
300-card input hopper
Extended warranty plans available through Custom Cards Systems, Inc.


  Part # Details
84051 Fargo Ribbon - YMCK - HDP5000 - HDP Color Ribbon
84053 Fargo HDP Film - HDP5000 - HDP Film
81518 Fargo Cleaning Kit - Universal - Cleaning Kits
86004 Fargo Cleaning Rollers - HDP5000 - Cleaning Kits
CR80-30 Graphic Quality Film Laminated PVC Cards
CR80-30 Mag Graphic Quality Film Laminated High and Low Coercivity Magnetic Stripe PVC Cards