Fargo DTC4500 Dual-Sided Printer - DISCONTINUED

Fargo DTC4500 Dual-Sided Printer - DISCONTINUED

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The 49100 DTC4500 dual-sided card printer has been discontinued. Please see the new-and-improved Fargo DTC4500e Printer.
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Fargo DTC4500 Dual-Sided Printer - DISCONTINUED Support & Downloads

Fargo 49100 DTC4500 Printer Downloads

Visit the Fargo support page to find the latest DTC4500 drivers and firmware - Fargo Support: DTC4500 Firmware and Drivers

Fargo 49100 DTC4500 Printer Documentation

Below are the latest versions of the Fargo DTC4500 user manuals:

Fargo 49100 DTC4500 Printer Extended Warranty Plans

Extended Warranties & Registration - Extended Warranty Plans

Technical Support

Our team is able to assist you 7:30am-4:00pm CT, Monday-Friday. - See our tech support page for options.


  • Direct-to-card dual-sided card printer for when high-volume and/or high-security is needed
  • Printer features: standard 200-card dual-input hopper, password protection, rewrite printing capability, standard USB and Ethernet
  • Upgrade options: upgrade to single- or dual-sided lamination or a same-side input/output card hopper any time, extended warranty and loaner coverage plans

What's In the Box:

  • Dual-sided DTC4500 card printer
  • USB cable
  • Power cords (US & International)
  • Printer driver and user manual CD
  • 2 year printer & printhead warranty with 1 year loaner coverage

Fargo DTC4500 Dual-Sided Printer - DISCONTINUED Details

The 49100 Fargo DTC4500 dual-sided printer has been discontinued. Its replacement is the new Fargo DTC4500e.

Please see the Supplies tab for supplies for the Fargo DTC1000 Printer. Please see the Support & Downloads tab for user manuals, downloads, and other support.

High-volume performance with maximum security, the Fargo 49100 DTC4500 dual-sided ID card printer features high capacity ribbon supplies, dual input hoppers, and built-in password protection. It is designed for organizations that require robust, high-volume printing on an everyday basis and are printing information on both sides of a card.

  • Operate and maintain your printer with ease
    The Fargo DTC4500 dual-sided card printer offers an intuitive interface for ease of use straight from the box. Boasting fast print speeds, the Fargo DTC4500 dual sided printer is ideal for high volume print runs where quality and security are most important. The dual-sided printing capability means that both sides of a card are printed in a single printing process.
  • Access the technology your application requires
    The Fargo DTC4500 49100 printer produces ID cards using dye-sublimation printing for vivid color and accurate images and thermal transfer for sharp black text and barcodes. Plus, the DTC4500 dual-sided printer can print on 9 mil to 40 mil thick cards, allowing it to easily accommodate sophisticated access control badges and smart cards.
  • Print where you want
    The DTC4500 dual-sided printer can easily integrate anywhere you need it with its high speed USB and Ethernet ports. The built-in internal print server allows you to install it on your existing network (LAN) for remote access printing and high-volume card issuance without having the printer directly connected to your computer.
  • Create secure ID cards
    The DTC4500 dual-sided printer is designed to migrate from lower to higher security levels, offering built-in printer password protection and optional fluorescent ribbons for Ultra-Violet or UV printing. If higher levels of security are needed, it offers additional field-upgradable options for increased security and printer output.

Customize your printer to your needs with:

  • Same-side input/output hopper - Optional (upgrade any time)
    If workspace is limited, the optional same-side input/output hopper is a must.
  • Card encoding - Optional (upgrade any time)
    The Fargo 49100 offers field-upgradable modules for encoding data for magnetic stripe, proximity, contact and/or contactless technology cards such as iCLASS for access control and other applications.
  • Single- or dual-sided lamination - Optional (upgrade any time)
    For additional security, add lamination to create tamper-proof, secure cards resistant to forgery. The high-speed dual-sided simultaneous lamination saves valuable time. The Fargo 49100 offers custom holographic overlaminates for even more secure cards. Note: If lamination is not purchased at the time of printer purchase, the lamination module must be installed by our trained technicians. Lamination requires dual-sided printing.
  • 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.

Fargo DTC4500 Dual-Sided Printer - DISCONTINUED Specifications

Fargo 49100 DTC4500 Dual-Sided ID Card Printer - DISCONTINUED

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

*For Linux version compatibility specifications, please see the printer brochure or call us at (800) 910-59875 x2.
Weight & Dimensions: 11 lbs (5 kg), 18.7'' x 9.8'' x 9.2'' (475mm 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: Encoding -
  • ISO magnetic stripe - field upgradeable
  • Contact smart card encoding - factory ordered
  • HID Prox reader - factory ordered
  • iClass, MIFARE, ISO read/write encoder - factory ordered
Same-side input/output hopper - field-installable
Extended warranties through ID Zone with option to add loaner coverage to manufacturer warranty

Fargo DTC4500 Dual-sided Card Printer Models

Part Number USB Interface & EthernetMagnetic Encoding HID Prox Encoding

ID Zone offers all available Fargo DTC4500 encoding options. Please contact us at (800) 910-5987 or Live Chat if your encoding requirements are not listed above.

Printed Card Approximate Cost

  MSRP Our Price Your Savings Per Card
Single-Sided Monochrome $0.12 $0.09 $0.03
Single-Sided Color (YMCKO) $0.55 $0.43 $0.12
Dual-Sided Color (YMCKOK) $0.61 $0.48 $0.13

Fargo DTC4500 Dual-Sided Printer - DISCONTINUED Reviews


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Fast and Reliable for Big Print Jobs

By Frontier Camp

fromGrapeland, TX

About MeCard printing advanced user, Summer Camp

Verified Reviewer


  • Easy to clean
  • Easy to load ribbon or cards
  • Easy to set up
  • Fast
  • Great print quality
  • Reliable


  • Dirties Easily
  • Noisy

Best Uses

  • High volume printing

Comments aboutFargo DTC4500 Dual-Sided Printer - DISCONTINUED:

We bought this printer a year ago to replace our older single-sided card printer. For four months during the summer we print about 200 cards a week, and have been very pleased with its performance. It is fast and reliable, and though there are small mistakes/errors made in printing, these are relatively few (1 or 2 in every 100) and does not have the card-jamming and ribbon-breaking issues our old machine did. Overall a great machine, whether you're printing one card or a hundred.

  • Primary Card Uses:
  • Nametags, Photo ID