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Fargo DTC5500LMX Laminating ID Card Printer

Powerful and efficient ID card printer with lamination

  • Dual-sided, dye sublimation printer
  • Fast print times - print full color cards in just 24 seconds
  • 200 card input hopper, 200 card output hopper
  • Upgrade options: lamination, magnetic stripe encoding, dual card input hopper
MSRP $7,499.00

Fargo DTC5500LMX Overview

  • Printing Capability: Dual-sided
  • Print Technology: Dye sublimation
  • Print Speed: Full color, dual-sided cards in 24 seconds & monochrome in 6
  • Input/Output Hopper: 200 (dual input hoppers)/100
  • Warranty: 3-year warranty for both printer and printhead

Designed specifically for high volume printing needs, the new Fargo DTC5500LMX is a powerful ID card printer with advanced lamination options. The special eco-friendly lamination reduces waste by up to 50% over traditional systems, helping you keep costs and waste low.

Powerful ID Card Printing

This ID card printer has everything you need to quickly, efficiently, and affordably print a high volume of ID cards - including the fastest start-up time in the industry with HID Global's patent-pending iON technology getting the printer ready to laminate within 45 seconds of starting.

The DTC5500LMX also comes standard with dual input card hoppers, Ethernet connectivity, dual-sided printing, and dual-sided lamination. High-yield ribbons and overlaminates reduce downtime between card runs so you can print more efficiently.

Durable, Long-lasting Laminated Cards

Standard clear lamination film provides a base level of protection from wear and tampering, and clear overlaminates are available for standard CR80 cards, magnetic stripe cards, and smart chip cards.

Need to prevent UV damage to cards that are exposed to sunlight UV protecting overlaminate is also available for many styles of cards. And if you need additional security, holographic overlaminate makes it easier to stop card tampering and illegal duplication.

And the lamination ribbons for this printer have a reduced waste design, without the traditional use of two spools - instead a single spool is used, cutting the amount of waste in half. Additionally, the film is perforated and tears away from the rest of the film when used, leaving no waste or unused edges behind.

There are two ways to laminate cards on the DTC5500LMX. You can do single or dual-sided lamination even with the base model of the printer if you use the same type of lamination on both sides of the card. If you need to use a different style of lamination for one side, like a full-card clear overlaminate on the front and a half-panel laminate on the back with a magnetic stripe card, you will need to upgrade to the dual material lamination option.

Printer Options & Upgrades

The DTC5500LMX is available with the following upgrades:

  • Dual material lamination
  • WiFi module
  • Locking card hoppers
  • Magnetic stripe encoding
  • Smart card encoding

DTC5500LMX Printer Warranty

The Fargo DTC5500LMX ID card printer comes with a three-year manufacturer warranty covering the printer and printhead.

What's Included:

  • Fargo DTC5500LMX ID card printer
  • Printer power supply
  • USB cable
  • Install disk
  • Printer guides
  • Lifetime AlphaCare support
Encoding Options
Card Sizes Accepted30 - 40 Mil
Card Thickness Accepted

30-40 mil

Printer Color CapabilityColor & monochrome printing
Print Resolution DPI300 DPI
Printer Loudness
Printer Includes
Input Hopper Capacity


InterfaceUSB & Ethernet
OS CompatibilityWindows 7 - 32 bit , Windows 7 - 64 bit , Windows 8 - 32 bit , Windows 8 - 64 bit , Windows 10 - 32 bit , Windows 10 - 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
Printer Options
Output Hopper Capacity100
Printing Speeds (sec/card)

Full Color 16 seconds
Monochrome 6 seconds

Printing CapabilitySingle-sided & dual-sided printing
Warranty3 Years
Weight & Dimensions

39 lbs, 12.9" x 34.9" x 9.3"

Card Management
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