There are a tremendous number of uses for plastic cards.

Their durability and high-quality mean they can be used in a wide range of situations.

Like most Plastic Gift Cards For My Business, they can be visual, but plastic cards can interact with machines in a lot of ways. Because they have so many uses, companies see benefits from printing on plastic. Plastic Can Be Eco-friendly

In addition to lasting longer, plastic cards are readily recycled instead of winding up in a landfill. This keeps outdated cards out of the trash. And if they do need to be thrown out, bio-degradable plastics allow these cards to decompose in a matter of years.

New cards can be made from recycled plastic too, further reducing the environmental footprint.

Free Instant Plastic Card Quote

Do you have questions about plastic cards for your business? Would you like a quote? Please fill out this form for a prompt response. FARGO CARD PRINTER Fargo PVC ID Card Printers

ID card and security industry leader HID brings you the Fargo printer family, advanced units specially made for PVC ID creation. Fargo PVC ID card printers come in both entry-level and high-end, with a variety of options available for each level in between. Fargo printers are widely used, such as in government offices, corporations, and universities.

These are excellent printers for doing up driver’s licenses, membership cards, student ID cards, and government ID credentials.

Plastic Card ID is proud to offer several printers from the Fargo "direct-to-card" line.

From one model to the next, capabilities very significantly, but all Fargo printers provide excellent image quality, long-lasting durability, and a solid manufacturer warranty to safeguard the equipment against a breakdown.

We also offer a number of Fargo printer supplies, including printer ribbons, laminate ribbons and cleaning kits. FARGO 5000 ID Card Printer

The Fargo HDP5000 printer uses reverse transfer printing, which produces a high-quality image resisting tampering and lasting up to twice as long as a normal ID card photo. It also includes options for dual-sided printing and lamination. HDP5000 produces ID cards with the highest image quality available. Printing a reverse image on the underside of HDP Film and then fusing the film to the card surface allows the HDP5000 to deliver an image quality that looks more like an expensive photograph than an ID badge.

The HDP5000 can make ID/Gift cards with the highest image quality available in the marketplace. By printing a reverse image on the underside of HDP Film, then fusing the film to the card surface, the HDP5000 creates an image quality that looks more like a sharp glossy photo than an ordinary ID badge or Gift card. The Fargo HDP5000 printer/encoder is perfect for technology cards with embedded electronic capabilities. It produces cards in high definition with the highest quality image available.

The HDP5000 upgrades easily with additional printing, laminating and encoding modules. Fargo HDP5000 Dual-Sided Retransfer Printer #89640 | 89660 | 89680

The Fargo HDP5000 Duplex uses re-transfer printing technology, which is the most advanced available for card printers, to create superior dual-sided card print quality, durability, reliability, and security for badge-printing. The HDP5000 Duplex offers a flexible modular design with optional laminator and smart card encoding. The Fargo HDP5000 Duplex printer offers Fargo’s high definition printing (HDP) technology to deliver the highest image quality at a price that lots of organizations can afford.

The Fargo HDP5000 Duplex offers uncomplicated operation with simple training, easy-loading cartridges for cards, ribbons and over-laminates, durability that will lower your total cost of ownership, and a lifetime print head warranty plus a two-year printer warranty. High Definition Printing uses retransfer printer technology and is perfect for printing the most popular technology cards, including contact and contactless smart cards, and clamshell proximity cards. It is the most advanced method of card printing available, using dye sublimation technology to print crisp, 300-dpi images on the underside of the film created by Fargo.

The HDP5000 Film adheres to the surface of your plastic cards, conforming to ridges and indentations formed by embedded electronics, providing an extra layer of durability and security.

If a counterfeiter attempts to peel the film off to modify the card, then the printed image will destroy itself.

High Definition Printing can also print right up to the edge of exposed smart card contacts. Conventional dye-sub printers must leave clear space around contact pads to avoid print head damage. Multifunction smart cards are becoming more popular with colleges, loyalty and membership programs, businesses and corporations, health care facilities, and government agencies.

The Fargo HDP5000 Duplex Badge Printer is ideal for this type of customization because it offers so many options including single- or dual-sided lamination and card encoding technologies. The multifaceted encoding options make it easy for you to produce both proximity and smart cards based on your needs. ID Badge production is no longer confined to stand-alone stations.

A retail chain can distribute card issuance over a network to any of their locations. On a corporate campus or university, a variety of printers/encoders can be established in a central location for high-volume production. The Fargo HDP5000 Duplex printer is the perfect choice for a lot of different scenarios.

Its Ethernet port and internal print server allows for easy networked operations.

Most Popular Fargo Dual-Side HDP5000 Printer Configurations:

Fargo 89640: Dual-Sided HDP5000 badge printer

Fargo 89641: Dual-Sided HDP5000 badge printer with Magnetic Encoder

  • Fargo 89660: Dual-Sided HDP5000 badge printer with Single-Sided Laminator
  • Fargo 89661: Dual-Sided HDP5000 badge printer with Single-Sided Laminator and Magnetic Encoder
  • Fargo 89680: Dual-Sided HDP5000 badge printer with Dual-Sided Laminator
  • Fargo 89681: Dual-Sided HDP5000 badge printer with Magnetic Encoder and Dual-Sided Laminator 
  • Convenience is key! Order your HDP5000 as a Complete System

ID Card Group makes it simple for you to start your ID card program.

  • Order a Complete System today and begin producing professional-looking ID cards using your Fargo HDP5000 printer as soon as you receive your shipment!
  • Choose the system that is right for you based on your printer configuration:
  • Complete System
  • Fargo HDP5000 Retransfer Printer Double-Sided
  • AlphaCard ID Suite Standard software (ACIS-S11)
  • YMCKK Ribbon - 500 prints (84052)
  • Clear Retransfer Film-1500 prints (84053)
  • 500 Premium Blank PVC Cards (ACS-8030PPWH-500)
  • Webcam

Cleaning kit (89200) Lifetime AlphaCare support

Complete System w/Lamination

Fargo HDP5000 Printer - Double-Sided w/Lamination (choose between single or dual-sided)

AlphaCard ID Suite Standard software (ACIS-S11)

YMCKK Ribbon - 500 prints (84052)

1.0 mil Over-laminate - 250 prints (82601)

Clear Retransfer Film - 1500 prints (84053)

500 Premium Blank Poly/PVC Composite Cards (ACS-8030COMP-PPWH-500)

Webcam Cleaning kit (89200) Webcam

Plastic Card ID also carries the Single-Sided Fargo HDP5000 Printer by HID Global.

Still searching for the perfect ID printer for your card printing operation? Contact an ID Expert at