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Fargo Card Printers - DTC

Fargo's DTC badge printers feature a unique technology for printing IDs. Learn more below.

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Fargo Card Printers - DTC

Fargo's DTC badge printers feature a unique technology for printing IDs. Learn more below.

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Fargo DTC Card Printers


Fargo's tremendously popular line of DTC ID card printers includes the Fargo DTC1250eFargo DTC1500, and Fargo DTC4250e. DTC stands for Direct-to-Card, which describes the process by which images stored digitally are printed directly onto identification cards.

How Fargo's DTC Printers Work


DTC ID badge printers use dye-sublimation technology to transfer dye from cartridge ribbons to blank ID cards. Blank ID cards used in DTC ID card printers must have a surface that is clean and smooth, and glossy rather than matte.


Fargo Printer's line of DTC ID badge printers has acquired the reputation of being very easy to use. One reason for this is its all-in-one ribbon/card cleaning system. Both an ID card printer ribbon and a cleaning roller are combined into one cartridge, which simply snaps into the ID card machine. This unique feature is part of what makes DTC Fargo card printers very popular and user friendly.


Fargo’s DTC printing process is defined by its difference from HDP printing. HDP (“High Definition Printing”) ID card printers do not use dye sublimation technology. Instead they print images onto the underside of a clear piece of HDP film and then, using both heat and pressure, fuse this piece of film onto a blank identification badge.


Fargo card printers are one of the most popular ID machines on the market and include options for ID programs of various sizes for all kinds of workplaces and organizations. Find the full line of Fargo ID card printers including DTC printers.

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