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Fargo C50 ID Card Printer

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Compact, affordable printer for small office card systems.

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  • Single sided dye sublimation printer
  • Quick print speed - print full color cards in just 24 seconds
  • Combined ribbon and cleaning roller for easy use
  • 50 card input hopper for small batch printing
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MSRP: $1,799
Price: $1,295

You Save: $504 (28%)

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  • Single sided dye sublimation printer
  • Quick print speed - print full color cards in just 24 seconds
  • Combined ribbon and cleaning roller for easy use
  • 50 card input hopper for small batch printing
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Fargo C50 Overview

  • Printing Capability: Single sided
  • Print Technology: Dye sublimation
  • Print Speed: Full color single sided cards in 24 seconds & monochrome in 7
  • Cost per Card: $0.78
  • Input/Output Hopper: 50/30 cards
  • Warranty: 2 year global warranty

Designed to print full color single-sided ID cards, the Fargo C50 is a powerful and compact ID card printer. The combined printer ribbon and cleaning roller also makes the printer easy to maintain, meaning you'll have less down time for maintenance. With a 50 card input hopper, the C50 can also handle small batch printing.

For added convenience, the Fargo C50 printer comes bundled with supplies to get you started:

  • 100 print YMCKO ribbon
  • 100 blank cards
  • Swift ID software

Affordable, Efficient ID Card Printing

With the ability to print full color cards in 24 seconds, it takes just minutes to design a print custom ID cards with the C50. The printer also comes installed with Fargo Workbench software, making it easy to diagnose problems the printer may have, while the color-changing buttons keep you updated on the printer's status. For added convenience, the printer ribbons for the C50 come with a clearing roller to keep your printer in top working shape.

Compact Size for Any Office

Measuring in at just under 14"" wide and weighing 7.5 lbs, this compact printer will easily fit into any office or front desk environment. The C50 printer is also Energy Star Certified, with a default sleep mode that reduces the printer's power consumption if idle for more than five minutes.

C50 Printer Warranty

The Fargo C50 ID card printer comes with a two year manufacture warranty, which covers the printhead.

What’s Included:

  • Fargo C50 ID card Printer
  • Printer power supply
  • USB cable
  • Install disk
  • Printer guides
  • Lifetime AlphaCare support
  • Free Setup Assistance & Training
  • Free Lifetime Support & Troubleshooting
  • Return Protection & System Upgrade Program
  • and much, much more
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Everything You Need in One Box

ID card printer, software, ribbon, cards, camera and a cleaning kit

All of our complete ID card systems come with the printer, software, and supplies you need to successfully start an ID card program right out of the box.

AlphaCard ID Suite Software

With AlphaCard ID Suite you can design, print, and manage ID cards and badges for any professional application. From basic photo IDs to multifunctional ID badges, you can do it all with AlphaCard ID Suite

Software Features:
  • Customizable record layouts for easy navigation
  • Advanced card design tools
  • Built-in database & options to import a database
  • Encode barcodes, magnetic stripe cards & more
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Technical Specs

Fargo C50

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Cost
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MSRP
Single-Sided Printer
$1799
Dual-Sided Printer
AlphaCard Price
Single-Sided Printer
$1295
Dual-Sided Printer
Warranty
Printer Coverage
2 Years
Loaner Coverage
Optional
Printhead Coverage
2 Years
Printing
?
Print Technology
Dye Sublimation
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Re-Writable Printing
Yes
Card Capacity
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Input Hopper
50
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Output Hopper
30
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Single Feed Mode
No
Print Speed
Full Color
24 Seconds
Monochrome
7 Seconds
Supplies
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Avg. Cost Per Card
Single-Sided Color
$0.40
Single-Sided Black
$0.10
Dual-Sided
?
Max. Ribbon Yield
Single-Sided Color
250
Single-Sided Black
1000
Dual-Sided
Accepted Card Sizes
CR79
CR80
Card Thickness
9-40 mil
Features Call if options aren't available online
Available Encoding Options
?
Available Factory Options
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Available Field Upgrades
?
Visual Security Features
Printer Lock Options
Compatibility
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Connection Type
USB
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OS Compatibility
Mac OSX 10.6 Snow Leopard
Mac OSX 10.7 Lion
Mac OSX 10.8 Mountain Lion
Mac OSX 10.9 Mavericks
Windows XP
Windows Vista - 32 bit
Windows Vista - 64 bit
Windows 7 - 32 bit
Windows 7 - 64 bit
Windows 8 - 32 bit
Windows 8 - 64 bit
Windows 2003 Server - 32 bit
Windows 2003 Server - 64 bit
Windows 2008 Server - 32 bit
Windows 2008 Server - 64 bit
Windows Server 2012
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Mac Compatible
Yes
Physical Specs
Size
8.8˝H x 13.7˝W x 7.9˝D
Weight
7.5 lbs
MPNS
?
Available MPNs
051700,
051701,
051702,
051975
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