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Fargo DTC4500 ID Card Printer Dual-Sided with Single-Side Lamination - DISCONTINUED

Fargo DTC4500 ID Card Printer Dual-Sided with Single-Side Lamination - DISCONTINUED

Item #: 49400

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The 49400 DTC4500 Dual-Sided Printer has been discontinued.
Please see the new-and-improved DTC4500e.
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Fargo 49400 DTC4500 Printer Downloads

Fargo 49400 DTC4500 Printer Downloads

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Fargo 49400 DTC4500 Printer Documentation

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Fargo 49400 DTC4500 Printer Extended Warranty Plans

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Technical Support

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  • Direct-to-card laminating printer for printing single-sided cards for high-volume or high-security applications
  • Printer features: standard dual-input card hopper, password protection, built-in erase/rewrite, and standard Ethernet connectivity
  • Upgrade options: encoding, duplex lamination, same-side input/output hopper, and extended warranty and loaner coverage plans

What's In the Box:

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

Fargo 49400 DTC4500 Printer Details

High-volume performance with maximum security, the Fargo 49400 DTC4500 dual-sided ID card printer with lamination 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.

  • Operate and maintain your printer with ease
    The Fargo DTC4500 dual-sided printer with single-sided lamination offers an intuitive interface for ease of use straight from the box. The dual-sided printing capability means that both sides of a card are printed in a single printing process. Boasting fast print speeds, the Fargo DTC4500 dual-sided printer is ideal for high volume print runs where quality and security are most important.
  • Access the technology your application requires
    The Fargo DTC4500 49400 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 Fargo DTC4500 LC 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 Fargo DTC4500 LC 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 Fargo DTC4500 LC 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. The built-in lamination also adds to the card's security and durability.

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 49400 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.
  • Dual-sided lamination - Optional (upgrade any time)
    For additional security, laminate both sides of your cards to create tamper-proof, secure cards resistant to forgery. The high-speed dual-sided simultaneous lamination saves valuable time. The Fargo 49400 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. View the DTC4500 Duplex Printer with Dual-Sided Lamination.
  • 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.

  • Card printer training - Optional
    A training session with our in-house Technical Support team will get your new Fargo DTC4500 card printer up and running in no time. Your training will be tailored around your specific printer and the specific topics you would like assistance with. A typical printer training session may cover topics such as:
    • Card printer installation assistance
    • A review of the printer's user interface
    • How to load the ribbon and cards
    • Special printer features

Fargo 49400 DTC4500 Printer Specifications

Fargo 49400 DTC4500 Dual-Sided ID Card Printer w/ Single-Sided Lamination - 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: 20 lbs (9.1 kg), 18.7'' x 18.9'' x 9.2'' (475mm x 480mm 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 with Single-Sided Laminator 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

Cost per card is based on the use of composite cards.

  MSRP Our Price Your Savings Per Card
Single-Sided Monochrome $0.25 $0.20 $0.05
Single-Sided Color (YMCKO) $0.68 $0.54 $0.14
Dual-Sided Color (YMCKK) $0.68 $0.54 $0.14
Lamination (one-side) $0.32 $0.24 $0.08

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