Fargo DTC1250e ID Card Printer
Fargo DTC1250e ID Card Printer
Part Number#: FAOE5XXXX
Fargo DTC1250e by HID Global is an affordable card printer that is great for small businesses, schools and local governments. DTC1250e is Energy-Star Rated and features EZ ribbon cartridges with built-in card cleaning roller, an intuitive interface and tons of customizable printer & encoding options, including single or dual-sided versions, so you can customize it to meet your card print needs
Fargo DTC1250e offers an easy and affordable card printer solution for small businesses, schools, and local governments. With the fastest card print speeds in its class, DTC1250e saves you time and money.
Its small, compact footprint makes it easy to use in a variety of office environments and can be easily upgraded to meet your needs – single or double sided printing, magnetic stripe encoding or Ethernet connectivity. Fargo even offers an optional Wi-Fi accessory (for Ethernet printers only) that can clip to your DTC1250e, so you don’t need to be encumbered by a tangle of cords.
One of the best features of Fargo’s DTC1250e is that it is so easy to use. The DTC1250e also features an intuitive, user-focused SmartScreen™ graphical display, enabling efficient set-up, operation and maintenance of your technology investment.
Backed by a global three-year warranty, Fargo DTC1250e offers these many features:
Make it Easy! Order Your DTC1250e as a Complete System
ID Card Group makes it simple for you to start your ID card program. Just order as a Complete System and you can easily begin producing professional-looking ID cards using your Fargo DTC1250e printer right away. The System includes:
- Fargo DTC1250e Printer (any confirguation)
- AlphaCard ID Suite Light software
- 1 YMCKO Ribbon - 250 prints (4500)
- 500 PVC Cards (ACS-8030PPWH-500)
- 1 cleaning kit (86177)
- Lifetime AlphaCare support
Most Popular Fargo DTC1250e Printer Configurations:
Fargo 50000: Single-Sided DTC1250e printer
Fargo 50010: Single-Sided DTC1250e printer with Magnetic Encoder
Fargo 50020: Single-Sided DTC1250e printer USB/Ethernet
Fargo 50030: Single-Sided DTC1250e printer with Magnetic Encoder and USB/Ethernet
Fargo 50100: Dual-Sided DTC1250e printer
Fargo 50110: Dual-Sided DTC1250e printer with Magnetic Encoder
Fargo 50120: Dual-Sided DTC1250e printer USB/Ethernet
Fargo 50130: Dual-Sided DTC1250e printer with Magnetic Encoder and USB/Ethernet
ID Card Group is an authorized dealer of Fargo and HID Global products and can help you choose the best Fargo DTC1250e printer configuration for you. Contact an ID Expert at 877-868-0012 for additional help.
Did you know Fargo also manufactures a monochrome card printer? The DTC1000Me offers single-color card printing that renders clear photo images, bar codes and alphanumeric data on one side of a standard CR-80 or CR-79 plastic card. It offers a cost-effective card issuance option for organizations--such as casinos, financial services firms, small businesses and retailers--that want to print using one color on their ID badges, membership cards or loyalty cards. Fargo DTC1000Me also works great for producing low-cost temporary ID badges. Call an ID Expert at 877-868-0012 for more information or to order your Fargo DTC1000 monochrome printer today!
Fargo DTC1250e ID Card Printer SpecificationsMost popular configurations:
Print Method: Dye-sublimation / resin thermal transfer
50000 - Fargo DTC1250e with USB connectivity
50010 - Fargo DTC1250e with USB connectivity and Magnetic Stripe Encoding
50020 - Fargo DTC1250e with USB & Ethernet Connectivity
50030 - Fargo DTC1250e with USB & Ethernet connectivity and Magnetic Stripe Encoding
50100 - Dual-sided Fargo DTC1250e with USB connectivity
50110 - Dual-sided Fargo DTC1250e with USB connectivity and Magnetic Stripe Encoding
50120 - Dual-sided Fargo DTC12503 with USB & Ethernet Connectivity
50130 - Dual-sided Fargo DTC1250e with USB & Ethernet connectivity and Magnetic Stripe Encoding
Resolution: 300 dpi (11.8 dots/mm) continuous tone
Colors: Up to 16.7 million / 256 shades per pixel
Print Ribbon Options: Options include easy-to-use ribbon with disposable ribbon cartridge (EZ) and more economical and ecofriendly refill ribbon – Contact an ID Expert at 877-868-0012 for more information on the Eco ribbons for cartridge (ECO).
Rewrite technology - No ribbon is required, just rewritable pvc cards
Print Speed: 6 seconds per card (K); 8 seconds per card (KO); 16 seconds per card (YMCKO); 24 seconds per card (YMCKOK)
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: 100 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 bit & 64 bit)/ MAC OS X 10.5/10.6/10.7/10.8 / Linux
Interface: USB 2.0, optional Ethernet with internal print server
Operating Temperature: 65° to 80° F / 18° to 27° C
Humidity: 20–80% non-condensing
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
Dual-sided printer: 9.8.H x 18.7.W x 9.2.D / 249 mm H x 475 mm W x 234 mm D
Weight: Single-sided: 7.5 lbs / 3.4 Kg; Dual-sided: 10 lbs / 4.54 Kg
Agency Listings - Safety: UL 60950-2, CSA C22.2 (60950-07), 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
Supply Frequency: 50 Hz / 60 Hz
Warranty: Printer – three years; printhead – three years, unlimited pass with UltraCard®
Encoding Options – Contact an ID Expert for more information on DTC1250e encoding
Supported smart card and magnetic stripe technologies: 125 kHz (HID Prox) reader; 13.56 MHz (iCLASS® Standard / SE / SR / Seos, MIFARE Classic®, MIFARE Plus®, MIFARE DESFire®, MIFARE DESFire® EV1, ISO 14443 A/B, ISO 15693) read/write encoder; contact smart card encoder reads from and writes to all ISO7816 1/2/3/4 memory and microprocessor smart cards (T=0, T=1) as well as synchronous cards; ISO magnetic stripe encoding, dual high- and low-coercivity, tracks 1, 2 and 3
Supported Access Control:
Credential Programming iCLASS® Standard/SE/SR/Seos, MIFARE Classic™, MIFARE DESFire® EV1, HID Prox
Single wire Ethernet and USB 2.0 interface for inline printing and encoding (note: single wire Ethernet encoding is only available for iCLASS® , MIFARE®, and contact smart card encoding) - Ethernet-enabled printer supports wireless accessory; dual-sided printing module; smart card encoding modules (contact/contactless); magnetic stripe encoding module; printer cleaning kit; ethernet with internal print server; secure proprietary consumables system
Display: Color changing status buttons
Fargo DTC1250e Printer Review – Raising the Bar in ID Card Printing!
If you're shopping for an easy and affordable card printer for your small business, school, or local government - be sure to consider the Fargo DTC1250e.
An ID card printer line to meet any plastic card production needs
In 2014, Fargo introduced DTC 1250e - along with its high powered relatives, the DTC4250e and DTC4500e - which all include the same printer base with added features to handle specific needs. Fargo DTC1250e sports a compact swingable/storable 30 card output hopper, but no dual input hopper option. This model is best for low-to-medium card print volumes. All Fargo DTC printer models include a 3 year warranty.
Blazing Card Print Speeds and Easy Field Upgrades
With the fastest card print speeds in its class, the DTC1250e printer will save you time and money. Sixteen seconds/card for full color, single side - that's 225 cards an hour. BAM! They have nearly cut the print speed in half!
You can also easily add WiFi and Ethernet networking to your Fargo DTC1250e after initial purchase. Even if you only need to print a small number of plastic cards, you may still prefer the flexibility of Fargo’s WiFi and Ethernet upgrades. Why? For the same reason you enjoy your laptop not having to be plugged into the wall. One less wire to forget to plug in.
Eco-Friendly Ribbons Available
The Fargo DTC 1250e 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. Check out our handy Popular Supplies tab to find Fargo DTC1250e ribbons.
Multiple Encoding Options
Finally, like all Fargo DTC printer models, the 1250e printer offers a long list of encoding options - from your standard mag encoding to MIFARE - so even small output card producers can enjoy high-security features.
The full Fargo DTC1250e 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.
Fargo 86177 – Cleaning Kit
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.
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Fargo Printer Covers
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.
Retail Price: $34.95
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AlphaCard ID Suite Light v.11
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.
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Retail Price: $175.00
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Fargo Hard Printer Case
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.
Retail Price: $575.00
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Fargo 45117 – Black ECO Ribbon Refill
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.
Retail Price: $17.00
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Blank White CR80 30 mil - 100 cards
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
Fargo 44261 ECO Ribbon Cartridge
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.
Retail Price: $10.00
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Fargo 45000 YMCKO Printer Ribbon
FARGO 45000 - 250 Images - five-panel Fargo printer ribbon cartridge for single-sided full color card printing with clear protective overlay - compatible with Fargo DTC1000 and DTC1250e printers.
Retail Price: $85.00
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Fargo 45015 – YMCKO ECO Ribbon Refill
FARGO 45015 – 250 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 45015 produces full-color prints with a clear protective overlay - compatible with Fargo printers DTC1000 and DTC1250e.
Retail Price: $68.00
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Fargo 47729 – WiFi Accessory
Fargo 47729 is a Card Printer WiFi accessory module for Ethernet Enabled Fargo Printers including: Fargo DTC1250e, DTC4250e and DTC4500e.
Retail Price: $299.00
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Fargo 45102 Black Printer Ribbon
FARGO 45102 - 1000 Images - Standard Black monochrome ribbon cartridge with cleaning roller - compatible with Fargo C50, DTC1000, DTC1250e, DTC4000, and DTC4250e printers.
Retail Price: $22.00
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Fargo 45010 - YMCKOK Ribbon
FARGO 45010 - 200 Images - six-panel Fargo printer ribbon cartridge for dual-sided full color card printing with clear protective overlay on front and black on back - compatible with Fargo DTC1000 and DTC1250e printers.
Retail Price: $90.00
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Fargo 47709 – ISO Magnetic Stripe Encoder
Fargo 47709 ISO Magnetic Encoder for DTC1000 / DTC1250e / DTC4000 / DTC4250e / DTC4500 / DTC4500e card printers. This Encoder Module can easily be added to your Fargo Card Printer after your initial purchase.