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Fargo DTC1000 Single Sided ID Card System


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The Fargo DTC1000 Single-Sided ID Card System is a high-value system ideal for small to medium-sized card programs

  • Single-sided, dye sublimation printer
  • Fast print times—print full color cards in 24 seconds
  • 100 card input hopper, 30 card output hopper
  • System includes: Fargo DTC1000 printer, AlphaCard ID Suite Light software, YMCKO ribbon, blank cards, cleaning kit, digital ID camera
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  • Single-sided, dye sublimation printer
  • Fast print times—print full color cards in 24 seconds
  • 100 card input hopper, 30 card output hopper
  • System includes: Fargo DTC1000 printer, AlphaCard ID Suite Light software, YMCKO ribbon, blank cards, cleaning kit, digital ID camera
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The Fargo DTC1000 Single-Sided ID Card System combines affordability with a powerful and compact ID card printer, so you can quickly and easily print small batches of ID cards for your business, school, or organization.

Fargo DTC1000 ID Card Printer

The single-sided Fargo DTC1000 is a compact and affordable printer that makes professional ID card printing a quick, hassle-free experience. With the DTC1000, even first-time users will find it easy to produce great-looking personalized ID cards. That's because the printer is loaded with features that work to simplify the process of designing and printing top-quality IDs. It's the ideal solution for convenient printing of school IDs, employee badges, membership and loyalty cards, and more.

Fargo DTC1000 Key Features
  • Printing Capability: Single-sided
  • Print Technology: Dye sublimation
  • Print Speed: Full color cards in 24 seconds, monochrome in 7 seconds
  • Input/Output Hopper: 100/30
  • Warranty: 2 years for printer and printhead
Easy-to-use Printer

The Fargo DTC1000 comes standard with Fargo's Swift ID embedded badging application. This makes the DTC1000 a true plug-and-play solution, as users can quickly produce personalized IDs without installing PC software. Simply plug it in and you're ready to go, right out of the box.

Other convenient features include color-coded buttons that provide instant status updates, and easy-loading, all-in-one ribbon cartridges. These cartridges slide right into place, and include a cleaning roller to ensure high-quality prints every time.

Flexible ID Card Printing

The Fargo DTC1000 offers full-color, edge-to-edge printing, and can print on ID cards ranging from 9 to 40 mil in thickness. This enables the DTC1000 to handle thin cards such as those used for business cards, standard-sized ID cards, and also thicker technology cards. Another unique attribute of the Fargo DTC1000 is its built-in erase and rewrite function. Using special heat sensitive cards, the printer can actually erase and rewrite the information on your cards. This is particularly useful for short-lived cards such as visitor badges and transit cards.

DTC1000 Printer Warranty

The Fargo DTC1000 ID card printer comes with a two year manufacturer warranty covering the printer and printhead.

Powerful AlphaCard ID Suite Card Design Software

Powerful AlphaCard ID Suite card design and database management software makes it easy to design and print your custom ID cards. It takes just minutes to design cards and badges with security features, cardholder photos, signatures, and encoded data. And with the option to use the built-in database or connect outside databases including Microsoft Excel and Access, you will always have easy access to cardholder information.

AlphaCard ID Suite Light

AlphaCard ID Suite Light makes it trouble-free to design custom ID cards with text, photos, logos, barcodes, and more to fit your organization's unique needs. With the pre-defined card template you can start designing your IDs instantly, or create your own design with just a few easy steps. AlphaCard ID Suite Light edition comes with a database to hold up to 200 records, so you can quickly access your cardholder information.

Technical Specs

Fargo DTC1000

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Select printers include one full year of TrueSupport for free!

Upgrade to TrueSupport for world class, full service technical support. You'll get direct access to our professionally trained technical support experts who have years of experience working with customers just like you. Whether you are setting up an ID card system for the first time, or you need help with troubleshooting, our friendly experts will get you on track quickly.


You can talk directly to our dedicated support team on the phone. On top of our complimentary lifetime email support (1-3 day turnaround) and 30-day setup over the phone, TrueSupport coverage plans will include troubleshooting and technical support via phone and hands-on help via remote desktop assistance during your subscription period from the best technical experts in the industry.


As a TrueSupport subscriber, you'll receive a complimentary cleaning kit and remote printer check-up annually through the duration of your subscription. Through these preventative services, potential future obstacles that could interrupt daily business operations can be avoided.


Within your TrueSupport coverage period, our technical support experts are standing by to offer remote phone support. If your ID card printer requires service, we'll provide a loaner machine to keep your business running while we repair your printer.


Get one hour of training every year to maximize every feature of your investment, or just brush-up on the basics. We want to help you do your job easier!


Options to extend your TrueSupport coverage are available. Call us now for pricing and enrollment (877) 907-9834.

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