Fargo C50 Printer - Single-Sided

C50 Printer - Single-Sided

Part Number#: 51700

Fargo C50 by HID Global is an affordable single-sided card printer that is ideal for organizations that  need to print basic ID badges in small quantities. Simple to use, Fargo C50 comes with blank PVC cards, an EZ-Load color ribbon and software so you can start printing your badges immediately. 

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Fargo C50 Card SamplesFargo C50 by HID Global offers a simple and reliable ID card printing solution at an affordable price.  The C50 printer is so easy to use and comes bundled with hardware, software and supplies so you can create personalized IDs for membership and loyalty cards, casino employee IDs, or visitor badges in just about five minutes.

Backed by a global two-year warranty, Fargo C50 printer boasts a small footprint and rugged design that makes it easy to fit in any setting. Designed for efficiency, this basic Fargo card printer comes with a built-in basic badge application, automatic printer health monitoring and diagnostics tool, and EZ printer ribbon with cleaning roller. With all of these handy features, Fargo C50 requires virtually no maintenance.

Fargo C50 card printer features include:

  • Edge-to-edge printing in full-color or monochrome (single color) on CR-80 (standard credit card) or CR-79 Adhesive Back cards
  • All-in-one printer ribbon and card cleaning cartridge that simplifies printer maintenance
  • Built-in Swift ID badge application that allows you to create ID badges
  • Compatibility with HID Asure ID software for more complex card designs and ID data capabilities 
  • Built-in FARGO Workbench printer maintenance and diagnostic software that ensures optimal performance with little user monitoring
  • Intuitive design with instant, system status updates through color-changing buttons
  • Trusted Fargo card printer brand by HID Global and backed by a 2 year warranty
  • Energy Star Rating for an energy and cost-efficient card print solution
  • Affordable bundles of C50 printer hardware, software & supplies let you print plastic ID cards immediately. 

Make it Easy! Order your C50 as a Complete System 

ID Card Group makes it simple for you to start your ID card program. Just order a Complete System and you can easily begin producing professional-looking ID cards using your Fargo C50 printer right away. The system includes:

  • Fargo C50 printer (51700)
  • AlphaCard ID Suite v11 Light software
  • YMCKO Ribbon 100 prints (45410)
  • 100 Blank PVC Cards (ACS-8030PPWH-100)
  • Fargo Cleaning Kit (86177)
  • Logictech Webcam
  • Lifetime AlphaCare support

ID Card Group is an authorized dealer of Fargo and HID Global products and can help you choose the best Fargo C50 printer bundle for you. Contact an ID Expert at 877-868-0012 for additional help.

Print Method: Dye-sublimation / resin thermal transfer
Resolution: 300 dpi (11.8 dots/mm) continuous tone
Colors: Up to 16.7 million / 256 shades per pixel
Print Speed: 24 seconds per card / 150 cards per hour (YMCKO); 7 seconds per card (K); 12 seconds per card (KO)
Accepted Standard Card Sizes: CR-80 (3.375 L x 2.125"W / 85.6 L x 54 mm W); CR-79 Adhesive Back (3.313 L x 2.063"W / 84.1 L x 52.4 mm W)
Print Area: CR-80 edge-to-edge (3.36 L x 2.11"W / 85.3 L x 53.7 mm W); CR-79 (3.3 L x 2.04"W / 83.8 L x 51.8 mm W) 
Accepted Card Thickness: .009" - .040" / 9 mil - 40 mil / .229 mm - 1.016 mm
Accepted Card Types: PVC or polyester cards with polished PVC finish; monochrome resin required for100% polyester cards; optical memory cards with PVC finish; rewrite
Input Hopper Card Capacity: 50 cards (.030" / .762 mm)
Output Hopper Card Capacity: Up to 30 cards (.030" / .762 mm)
Card Cleaning: Card cleaning roller integrated into ribbon cartridge; cleaning roller is automatically replaced with each ribbon change
Memory:32 MB RAM
Software Drivers: Windows® XP / Vista™ (32 bit & 64 bit) / Server 2003 & 2008/ Windows® 7 & Windows® 8 (32 & 64 bit), MAC OS X 10.5/10.6/ 10.7/10.8 / Linux
Interface: USB 2.0
Operating Temperature: 65° to 80° F / 18° to 27° C
Humidity: 20–80% non-condensing
Dimensions: Single-sided printer: 8.8?H x 13.7?W x 7.9?D / 224 mm H x 348 mm W x 201 mm D 
Weight: 7.5 lbs / 3.4 Kg 
Agency Listings: UL 60950-2, CSA C22.2 (60950-1-07), and CE; EMC: FCC Class A, CE (EN 55022 Class A, EN 55024), CCC, BSMI, KC 
Supply Voltage: 100-240Vac, 50-60Hz, 1.6 amps max. 50 Hz / 60 Hz
Warranty: Printer – two years; printhead – two years, unlimited pass with UltraCard™
Display: Color changing status buttons

A Good Fit for Most Low Volume ID Issuance Needs

Fargo C50 printer replaces the super-popular Fargo C30 printer models. Using this proven design, C50 looks and works much the same as these older models.  

A compact, easy-to-use, entry level model, Fargo C50 is a good fit for most low volume ID card issuance situations. 

Bundled with Software, Blank Cards & YMCKO Ribbon
Fargo C50 comes with Swift ID, a straight forward built-in card design app. It’s nothing fancy, but it will certainly get the job done. Should you need something a more robust, you can easily upgrade to their Asure ID software package.

Impressive Print Speeds & Card Stock Flexibility
Producing a full-color printed card in 24 seconds, Fargo C50 can print on both CR80 and CR79 card stock, plus on thermal cards.

Eco-Friendly Ribbons Available
The Fargo C50 also has a bit of flexibility with ribbons. It can use the standard bulky Fargo ribbon cartridge or a refillable Eco cartridge, which is a great way to reduce the amount of waste with each ribbon use. 

Extended Driver Compatibility
Driver compatibility is another good feature of the C50.  Along with Mac drivers, Fargo supports Linux and all Windows desktop versions from 8 all the way back to XP. 

See the Full Fargo C50 Printer Review
The full Fargo C50 review was written by ID Expert, Jeramie Ivie. As ID Card Group’s resident Tech Specialist and Custom Card Print Manager, Jeramie literally prints thousands of cards each month for a wide-variety of customers. He has seen it all and offers a practical view of card printers.

Still looking for the perfect card printer? See all our card printer reviews or contact an ID Expert at 877-868-0012 for more advice. We make it easy!

86177 – Cleaning Kit

Part#: 86177

FARGO 86177 Card Printer Cleaning Kit – 2 Printhead Cleaning Pens, 10 Cleaning Cards and 10 Cleaning Pads - for Fargo Card Printers DTC400, C50, DTC1000, DTC1250e, DTC4000 DTC4250e, DTC4500e and DTC4500.

Units: 1
Retail Price: $39.95
Suggested Price: $39.95
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Fargo Printer Covers

Part#: DC-FA-

CARD PRINTER DUST COVER DC-FA – Waterproof nylon dust cover for your Fargo C50, DTC1000, DTC1250e, DTC4000, DTC4250e, DTC4500 or HDP5000 card printer keeps your Fargo printer by HID protected from everyday hazards that can affect performance.

Units: 1
Retail Price: $34.95
Our Price: $31.45

AlphaCard ID Suite Light v.11

Part#: ACIS-L11

AlphaCard ID Suite Light provides a user-friendly photo ID software solution that is ideally suited to help small organizations create a basic ID card program. AlphaCard ID Suite Light makes it easy to efficiently design and print high-quality ID cards with a wide range of design elements including text, photos, logos and graphics, barcodes, and more.

Units: 1
Retail Price: $175.00
Our Price: $175.00

Fargo Hard Printer Case

Part#: PTC-FA-

CARD PRINTER TRANSPORT CASE PTC-FA – Durable and waterproof hard transport case for your Fargo C50, DTC1000, DTC1250e, DTC4000 DTC4250e, or DTC4500 card printer provides the ultimate protection for your Fargo DTC printer by HID during offsite transport and shipping.

Units: 1
Retail Price: $575.00
Our Price: $549.00

45117 – Black ECO Ribbon Refill

Part#: 45117

FARGO 45117 – 1000 prints - Black Refill ribbon with cleaning roller snaps directly into Fargo 44261 reusable ribbon cartridge (sold separately), making it an economical and environmentally-friendly alternative to standard Fargo printer ribbons - compatible with Fargo printers C50, DTC1000, DTC1250e, DTC4000, and DTC4250e.   

Units: 1
Retail Price: $17.00
Our Price: $12.99

Blank White CR80 30 mil - 100 cards

Part#: CR8030-WH

Standard Blank White PVC Cards are the most commonly used ID card - featuring standard credit card size in 30 mil thickness (known as CR8030 cards) - and work in nearly every ID card printer. This versatile blank pvc card can be used in many types of ID applications. Generic Manufacturer. EAN:3419466183290 

Units Per Pack: 100


44261 – ECO Ribbon Cartridge

Part#: 44261

FARGO 44261 – Reusable Ribbon Cartridge – Refillable Fargo ECO printer ribbon cartridge can be used multiple times with a economical and environmentally-friendly Fargo ribbon refill (sold separately) - compatible with Fargo printers C50, DTC1000, DTC1250e DTC4000 and DTC4250e.   

Units: 1
Retail Price: $10.00
Our Price: $16.85

45102 – Standard Black

Part#: 45102

FARGO 45102 - 1000 Images - Standard Black monochrome ribbon cartridge with cleaning roller - compatible with Fargo C50, DTC1000, DTC1250e, DTC4000, and DTC4250e printers.

Units: 1
Retail Price: $22.00
Suggested Price: $22.00
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45411 – YMCKO ECO Ribbon Refill

Part#: 45411

FARGO 45411 – 100 prints - YMCKO Refill ribbon with cleaning roller snaps directly into Fargo 44261 reusable refill cartridge (sold separately), making it an economical and environmentally-friendly alternative to standard Fargo printer ribbons. Fargo 45411 produces full-color prints with a clear protective overlay -  compatible with Fargo printers C50.   

Units: 1
Retail Price: $32.00
Our Price: $24.99

45410 - YMCKO

Part#: 45410

FARGO 45410 - 100 Images - YMCKO five-panel Fargo printer ribbon cartridge with cleaning roller for single-sided full color card printing with clear protective overlay - compatible with Fargo printers C50.  

Units: 1
Retail Price: $40.00
Our Price: $29.99

45111 – Premium Black w/Overlay

Part#: 45111

FARGO 45111 - 500 Images - Premium Black monochrome ribbon cartridge with clear protective overlay (KO) - compatible with Fargo C50, DTC1000, DTC1250e, DTC4000, DTC4250e, DTC4500, DTC4500e, and DTC400 printers.

Units: 1
Retail Price: $99.00
Suggested Price: $99.00
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