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Fargo 48600 DTC4000 ID Card System - DISCONTINUED

Fargo 48600 DTC4000 ID Card System - DISCONTINUED

Item #: 48600

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The 48600 DTC4000 System has been discontinued.
Please see the new-and-improved Fargo DTC4250e System.
Looking for ribbons for your DTC4000 printer? Please try our Supplies Finder.

Fargo 48000 DTC4000 Printer Downloads

Fargo 48000 DTC4000 Printer Downloads

Visit the Fargo support page to find the latest DTC4000 drivers and firmware - Fargo Support: DTC4000 Firmware and Drivers

Fargo 48000 DTC4000 Printer Documentation

Below are the latest versions of the Fargo DTC4000 user manuals:

Fargo 48000 DTC4000 Printer Extended Warranty Plans

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Technical Support

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  • Direct-to-card system for printing single-sided cards when low to high security is needed
  • Printer features: includes the supplies you need to start printing cards, same-side input/output hopper, dual hopper, password protection, and rewrite printing capability
  • Upgrade options: upgradeable to duplex printing anytime, encoding, Ethernet, software and camera upgrade options, and extended warranty and loaner coverage plans

What's In the Box:

  • Single-sided DTC4000 card printer
  • Fargo YMCKO color ribbon - 250 images
  • UltraCard PVC cards - qty 300
  • Asure ID Express 7 ID card software
  • Cleaning rollers - 3 pack
  • USb webcam
  • USB cable
  • 2 year printer & printhead warranty with 1 year loaner coverage
  • 1-year Asure ID Express 7 Protect technical support

Fargo 48000 DTC4000 Printer Details

The Fargo 48600 DTC4000 System has been discontinued. Its replacement is the new Fargo DTC4250e System .

Please see the Supplies tab for supplies for the Fargo DTC4000 System. Please see the Support & Downloads tab for user manuals, downloads, and other support.

The Fargo DTC4000 single-sided system has the flexibility to work with you now and into the future. It creates brilliant ID badges and crisp barcodes and digital signatures for employee access cards, membership cards, and more! Its effortless all-in-one print ribbon and cleaning cartridges makes for convenient and simplified loading and maintenance. The Fargo DTC4000 single-sided card system includes everything you need to start printing cards, including a color ribbon, cards, ID software, and webcam.

Fargo DTC4000 Single-Sided Printer

  • Go anywhere!
    The compact design allows the Fargo DTC4000 single-sided card printer to easily accommodate any desktop.

  • Operate and maintain your printer with ease
    The Fargo DTC4000 single-sided printer offers an intuitive interface for ease-of-use straight from the box. The Fargo DTC4000 printer offers color-changing status buttons to help you to easily identify the status of the printer, while a convenient all-in-one print ribbon and cleaning cartridge makes maintenance a breeze. Additionally, the DTC4000 single-sided printer features a built-in erase and rewrite function to help reduce the waste of short-lived, temporary ID cards, such as visitor badges.

  • Access the technology your application requires
    The DTC4000 single-sided printer produces ID cards using dye-sublimation printing for vivid color and accurate images and thermal transfer printing for sharp black text and readable barcodes. It has the industry's first inline card printing and technology card encoding with one connection using the standard USB connection or optional Ethernet connectivity. Plus, the DTC4000 single-sided printer can print on 9 mil to 40 mil thick cards, allowing it to easily accommodate sophisticated access control badges and smart cards.

Customize your printer to your needs with:

  • Dual-sided printing - Optional (upgrade anytime)
    Please see the Fargo DTC4000 Dual-Sided ID System for duplex printing capability.

  • Ethernet connectivity - Optional (upgrade anytime)
    To allow for remote printer sharing by many users on a network, the Fargo DTC4000 can be equipped with Ethernet connectivity with an internal print server. (Upgrade to Ethernet in Options)

  • Card encoding - Optional (upgrade anytime)
    The Fargo DTC4000 offers several encoding options, including magnetic stripe, contact and contactless smart card, and proximity card encoding. You can upgrade anytime to mad stripe encoding; smart card or prox card encoding must be added at the time of printer purchase. (Upgrade to encoding within Options)

  • Same-sided input/output hopper - Optional (upgrade anytime)
    To fit the printer into tight workspaces, the Fargo DTC4000 can be equipped with a same-side input/output hopper. (Add this in Options)

  • Dual-input card hopper - Optional (upgrade anytime)
    To increase printing capacity from 100 cards to 200 cards, an optional dual-input card hopper is available. (Add a dual input hopper in Options)

  • Extended warranty and printer loaner plans - Optional
    ID Zone offers extended warranty plans with satisfaction-guaranteed service handled by our in-house, knowledgeable technical support team. Our extended warranty plans include support via a toll-free number or live chat, total parts replacement plus labor, and fast turn-around on printer repairs. In the event your printer needs to be sent to us for repair, our loaner plans help ensure your card printing can continue. With printer loaner coverage, we'll send you a loaner printer to use while yours is in for repair. (Select an extended warranty with or without loaner coverage in Options)

  • ID card system training - Optional
    A training session with our in-house Technical Support team will get your new Fargo DTC400 card system up and running in no time. Your training will be tailored around your specific printer and software, as well as the specific topics you would like assistance with. A typical system training session may cover topics such as:
    • ID card printer, software, and ID camera installation assistance
    • Importing or connecting software to ID database
    • Designing an ID card template
    • Printing ID cards
    (Add training to your system order in Options)

Asure ID 7 Express Software

  • Design ID cards with user-friendly software
    The DTC4000 single-sided system includes Asure ID Express 7 ID card software that provides quick and simple card design and printing tools. This entry-level program touts a user-friendly interface, two-sided card design and printing, and basic built-in database functionality with Microsoft Access. (You may upgrade to your software choice within Options)

USB Webcam

  • Capture ID photos with ease
    Your Fargo DTC4000 48600 system includes a USB webcam to take ID photos. It's easy to install and use. You'll have images on your ID badges in minutes! Webcam model may vary from image shown.

Color Ribbons and Cards

  • Start printing immediately with included supplies
    A full-color, 250 print-count YMCKO ribbon and 300 PVC cards are included with your Fargo DTC4000 48600 System, allowing you to get started right away! (You may upgrade to your choice of card within Options)

Fargo 48000 DTC4000 Printer Specifications

Fargo 48600 DTC4000 Single-Sided ID System

Card Printing Capability: Single-sided printing
Color/Monochrome Printing Capability: Color & monochrome printing, plus rewrite capability
Card Printing Speeds: 7 seconds per single-sided monchrome (K) card
24 seconds per single-sided full-color (YMCKO) card
Card Hopper Capacity: 100-card input hopper
100-card output hopper
100-card reject hopper - Requires same-side input/output card hopper
Accepted Card Size: CR79 (adhesive back)
CR80 (standard credit card size)
Accepted Card Thickness: 9-40 mil
Note: Mylar-backed thin cards are recommended
Interface: USB 2.0, optional Ethernet with internal print server (Add to your printer within the Options tab)
Available Software Drivers: Microsoft® Windows® XP, Windows Server 2003 & 2008, Vista (32- & 64-bit), Windows 7 (32- & 64-bit); Windows 8 (32-bit & 64-bit)*; Linux**,
Mac OS X v10.5 and v10.6
Driver includes Fargo Workbench Printer Utility & Swift ID™ Embedded Badging Application

* Windows 8 drivers must be downloaded from the Fargo website.
**For Linux version compatibility specifications, please see the printer brochure or call us at (800) 910-59875 x2.
Weight & Dimensions: 8 lbs (3.63 kg), 18.1'' x 9.8'' x 9.2'' (460mm x 249mm x 234mm)
Included with Printer:
  • 2 year printer and printhead warranty - unlimited passes with ID Zone purchased cards - with 1 year loaner printer coverage
  • USB cable
  • US/International power cords
  • CD with printer drivers & user guide
Printer Options: Ethernet with internal print server - field-installable
Dual-sided printing module - field-installable
Same-side input/output hopper - field-installable
dual-input card hopper - field-installable
Extended warranties through ID Zone with option to add loaner coverage to manufacturer warranty

Asure ID 7 Express Software Specifications

Card Printing Capability: Full-color one-sided or two-sided (duplex) capabilities
Database Capability: Microsoft AMicrosoft Access
Internal database with unlimited records
LiveLink™ to local databaseccess
Internal database with 200 records
Encoding Options: 1-D (linear) and 2-D barcodes
Magnetic stripe
Card Management Capabilities: Import images
Add signatures
Integrated photo capture
Add data fields - unlimited
Options: Upgrade to Enterprise or Exchange editions
Software Training - customized training makes getting up and running quick and easy
System Requirements: 600Mhz Intel or AMD CPU or higher
2MB Video Card
SVGA Monitor at 800 x 600 resolution
CD-ROM Drive
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0
MS Windows XP (All Editions 32- & 64-bit) SP3
MS Windows Vista (All Editions 32- & 64-bit)SP1
Windows 7 (32- & 64-bit)

Printed Card Approximate Cost

  MSRP Our Price Your Savings Per Card
Single-Sided Monochrome $0.13 $0.10 $0.03
Single-Sided Color (YMCKO) $0.49 $0.38 $0.11
Dual-Sided Color (YMCKOK) $0.61 $0.48 $0.13

ID Zone offers all available Fargo DTC4000 encoding options. Please contact us at (800) 910-5987 or Live Chat if your encoding requirements are not listed above.

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