Fargo DTC550 Dual-Sided ID Card Printer - DISCONTINUED

Fargo DTC550 Dual-Sided ID Card Printer - DISCONTINUED

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Fargo DTC550 Dual-Sided ID Card Printer - DISCONTINUED Support & Downloads

Fargo 91820 DTC550 Printer Downloads

Visit the Fargo support page to find the latest DTC550 drivers and firmware - Fargo HDP5000 Firmware & Drivers

Fargo 91820 DTC550 Printer Documentation

Below are the latest versions of the Fargo DTC550 user manuals:
- Need a different document or guide for the Fargo DTC550? Visit the Fargo support page.

Fargo 91820 DTC550 Printer Extended Warranty Plans

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Fargo DTC550 Dual-Sided ID Card Printer - DISCONTINUED Details

The Fargo DTC550 (91820) card printer has been discontinued, and has been replaced by the next generation Fargo DTC4500 card printer.

Need supplies for your discontinued printer? Please see the Supplies tab for Fargo DTC550-specific supplies and replacement parts. Additionally, please see the Support & Downloads tab for user manuals, support, and downloads, along with additional information.

The Fargo 91820 DTC550 dual-sided ID card printer is a flexible printer that is ideal for high-volume card printing applications. Iit will meet both your current and future needs.

  • Operate and maintain your printer with ease
    The Fargo DTC550 dual-sided card printer features an easy-to-use display to alert you with printer and material status messages.
  • Access additional features through the Fargo Workbench
    The Fargo DTC550 dual-sided printer features the exclusive Fargo Workbench printer utility, a printer security, diagnostics, and firmware upgrades tool. This allows you to:
    • Add password-controlled access
    • Use a library of card samples
    • Gain access to key printer and ribbon information (e.g., printer serial number, listing of installed options, ribbon type, ribbon amount used, etc.)
    • Run various troubleshooting and diagnostics tools and more!
  • Print different card stocks
    The DTC550 91820 printer's included dual-card hopper allows you to print on two different card stocks or extend production on one stock. An optional hopper lock helps prevents theft of blank cards.

Customize your printer to your needs with:

  • 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 the Options tab.)

Fargo DTC550 Dual-Sided ID Card Printer - DISCONTINUED Specifications

Fargo 91820 DTC550 Dual-Sided ID Card Printer - DISCONTINUED

Card Printing Capability: Single-sided & dual-sided printing
Color/Monochrome Printing Capability: Color & monochrome printing
Card Printing Speeds: 7 seconds per single-sided monchrome (K) card
27 seconds per single-sided full-color (YMCKO) card
36 seconds per single-sided full-color (YMCKOK) card
Card Hopper Capacity: Dual 100-card input hopper
100-card output hopper
Accepted Card Size: CR79 (adhesive back)
CR80 (standard credit card size)
Accepted Card Thickness: 20-40 mil
Interface: USB 2.0
Available Software Drivers: Microsoft® Windows® 2000, XP, Windows Server 2003, Vista - 32- & 64-bit, Windows 7 - 32- & 64-bit
Weight & Dimensions: 20 lbs (9.1 kg), 18.5'' x 10.75'' x 11'' (470mm x 273mm x 279mm)
Included with Printer:
  • 2 year printer and printhead warranty - unlimited passes with ID Zone purchased cards - with 1 year loaner printer coverage
  • USB 2.0 cable
  • US/International power cords
  • CD with printer drivers & user guide
Printer Options: Extended warranties through ID Zone with option to add loaner coverage to manufacturer warranty

Fargo DTC550 Dual-Sided Card Printer Models

Part NumberUSB InterfaceEthernetMagnetic EncodingE-Card Docking StationContactless EncodingSmartCard EncodingHID Prox Encoding

ID Zone offers all available Fargo DTC550 encoding options. Please contact us at (800) 910-5987 if your encoding requirements are not listed above.

Printed Card Approximate Cost

 MSRPOur PriceYour Savings Per Card
Single-Sided Monochrome$0.14$0.10$0.04
Single-Sided Color (YMCKO)$0.55$0.41$0.14
Dual-Sided Color (YMCKOK)$0.61$0.46$0.15

Fargo DTC550 Dual-Sided ID Card Printer - DISCONTINUED Reviews


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By Rachel the Card Printer

fromWichita, KS

About MeNew to card printing

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  • Easy to clean
  • Easy to load ribbon or cards
  • Great print quality
  • Multi-Tasker
  • Reliable
  • Small footprint


  • Noisy

Best Uses

  • High volume printing
  • Insurance cards

Comments aboutFargo DTC550 Dual-Sided ID Card Printer - DISCONTINUED:

I have printed well over 10,000 cards on the DTC printer. It started not to feed properly,[...]

  • Primary Card Uses:
  • Membership cards