Fargo’s direct-to-card (DTC) 1000 printer is known as the card printer that thinks for itself!

Available in single or dual-sided versions – as a color printer or monochrome printer – the DTC 1000 is perfect for small organizations that are looking to create fantastic looking ID cards at an affordable price, whether you’re printing:

  • Employee badges
  • Member ID cards
  • Loyalty cards
  • Student IDs

Optional Starter Kit Gets Your ID Program Going Right out of the Box

If you need to get your ID card program up and running quickly and easily, an optional starter kit is available.

The DTC 1000 printer Starter Kit includes:

  • YMCKO color ribbon
  • 300 PVC cards
  • Web cam

Why Choose the Fargo DTC1000 Card Printer?

  • Hassle-free ribbon installation
  • Easy plug-and-play printing
  • Easy-to-use Swift ID card design software included – design professional-looking ID badges immediately through your Web browser
  • Rewritable card printing saves you money
  • Intuitive interface
  • Tons of customizable printer & encoding options
  • Energy-Star rated

Watch the DTC 1000 printer video.

Fargo’s name is synonymous with quality, reliability and performance – even more so now that Fargo has become an HID Global company. Fargo card printers offer a powerful combination of innovation, user friendliness and high security features in a line of printers built on Fargo’s Secure Mark® Technology. The Fargo DTC1000 card printer from HID Global

Choose Color or Monochrome Printing

Most ID Card printers are designed for color printing, but monochrome printers are available on certain models.  Monochrome printers typically cost slightly less than the equivalent full-color capable model. Other than cost, there is no significant advantage to using a monochrome card printer. Any color printer can use monochrome ribbons and print single-color images.

However, in specialized situations, monochrome printers are preferred. For instance, if you are integrating your printer with a mainframe type system it may require use of a monochrome printer.

The DTC 1000M (monochrome) 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. The DTC 1000M 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 cards, membership cards or loyalty cards. Fargo’s DTC1000M also works great for producing low-cost temporary ID badges.

To order a DTC1000M, or for more information, call an ID Expert at 877-868-0012.


If you need additional help choosing the best ID card printer for your organization’s needs, call our ID experts at 877-868-0012 or sales@idcardgroup.com. We’ll make it easy for you!

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