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Fargo DTC1250e

Fargo DTC1250e Plastic ID Card Printer. Entry Level Value with Outstanding Performance

The Fargo DTC1250e ID card printer is a powerful and flexible entry level, direct to card printer for fast, low cost, photo ID card printing & production.

With a very compact footprint and easy to use interface, the DTC1250e from HID Fargo delivers unrivaled value and flexibility from an entry level card printer.

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Fargo DTC1250e Card Printer Features

As one of the Fastest ID card printers in it’s class, the DTC1250e consistently delivers performance, flexibility and ease of use far above the competition. The 3 Year warranty, add on options and compact footprint are all class leading features.

  • 3 Year Warranty
  • Fastest Printer in it’s Class
  • Compact Footprint
  • Easy to load Ribbon Cartridges
  • Single and Dual Sided Models available
DTC1250e Printer Brochure

The HID FARGO DTC1250e Card Printer is an ideal card printing solution for schools, local governments, registered clubs and small businesses. Being the fastest printer and encoder in its class, the DTC1250e allows you to produce up to 50% more cards in the same amount of time. The compact footprint makes it extremely easy to use in a variety of office environments without taking up much desk space.

The HID Fargo DTC1250e card printer can easily be upgraded to include an embedded iCLASS SE® encoder (part of the iCLASS SE platform). The printer encoder options enable you to produce personalised membership, security and loyalty photo ID cards in one single, simple step. There is an optional Wi-Fi® accessory available to help you print anywhere, anytime.

Included is the Swift ID® badging software, you can design your custom ID cards on the spot. FARGO Workbench™ which is also included is a diagnostic utility that can help you easily maintain your card printer. The DTC1250e ID direct-to-card printer and encoder feature an intuitive, user-focused graphical display, enabling efficient set-up, operation and maintenance of your ID printer. Fargo DTC1250e Printer ribbon install is simple with the easy load ribbon cartridges.

With a global three-year warranty, each of the seventh-generation HID FARGO card printers can be integrated seamlessly with other HID products. Thus, ensuring you receive and retain maximum value from the most trusted name in secure identity solutions.

Frequently Asked Questions

Some of the more common questions we gets asked about customers considering the Fargo DTC1250e card printer.

Can the DTC1250e be upgraded from Single Sided to Double Sided

If you think you're going to need to print onto both sides of the cards now or in the future, you will need to purchase the DTC1250e Dual Sided printer model.
Unfortunately the DTC1250e cannot be field upgraded to double sided printing.

What printer ribbons do I need to order with the printer?

The Genuine Fargo printer ribbons needed for the DTC1250e is:
Single sided colour or double sided colour both sides
- 45500: YMCKO Colour Ribbon - 250 Images
Colour on front and black on back (only for the double sided printer model)
- 45510: YMCKOK Colour Ribbon - 200 Images
Monochrome printer ribbons for both single side and dual side models
- 45102: Black resin monochrome printer ribbon
- 45106: White resin monochrome printer ribbon

How many cards per year can the DTC1250e print?

While the Fargo DTC1250e is pitched as an entry level printer, the printer chassis and design is the same as the higher end DTC4250e. This means the 1250e is capable of actually printing high volumes of cards up to around 50,000 cards per year.

How often does this printer need servicing?

Servicing and maintenance requirements of the DTC1250e vary depending on the environmental conditions the printer is kept in. If kept in a clean office environment, the standard internal print counter of a cleaning card every 2,000 prints is usually all that is required.
We do see some higher volume sites, and construction sites where more regular cleaning is needed.

Is software provided free with the printer?

Every card printer application is quite different. Most of our customers end up printing directly from security software applications and do not need additional card design software.
Our ID card software is an add on option, although we can bundle some free software with the printer to help customers keep costs down.