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Fargo 70002 DTC1500XE Dual-Sided Printer

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MSRP $2,788.24
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  • Includes a free 30-day subscription to CloudBadging: a secure, cloud-based workspace for individuals or teams to create, manage, and print ID badges
  • Direct-to-card printer ideal for high-volume or high-security applications
  • Special features: standard 100-card input and output card hopper, password protection, built-in erase/rewrite, standard Ethernet connectivity, built-in custom watermark overlay, resin scramble data protection, and 3-year warranty
  • Optional upgrades: dual-sided printing, encoding, single-sided lamination, wireless connectivity

What's Included

  • DTC1500 XE printer
  • USB cable
  • Power cord
  • 3-year printer & printhead warranty

The easy-to-use and dependable Fargo 70001 DTC1500 XE plastic card printer is offered in both single- and dual-sided printing. Ideal for small- to medium-size business, the professional-level card printer features enterprise-worthy credential security, easy add-on upgrades, and is backed by an impressive three-year warranty.

High-volume ribbons
The DTC1500 XE accepts supplies made for large runs like its affordably priced 500 print YMCKO ribbon or its 850 print half-panel color ribbon. You're getting approximately 50% more prints per ribbon, plus one of the lowest cost-per-card breakdowns found in the market.

Watch productivity spike to new heights when you pair high-quantity production with fast print speeds - the special edition Fargo DTC1500 creates 225 full color single-sided cards per hour!

Increased Security & Durability
Help safeguard your ID cards with the Fargo DTC1500 badge printer security watermarks (a transparent image printed over card credentials). Easily create a custom logo, symbol or text watermark that turns a standard ID card into a counterfeit-resistant badge - no special overlaminates, cards or equipment needed.

Don't forget that card fraud attempts can occur within your building walls, too. To ensure only approved printer operators access your DTC1500XE, enable the password protection on the printer. Data decryption offers a second layer of security; a resin erase feature scrambles resin-printed text on the ribbon, making it impossible for thieves to duplicate.

Detailed printing with built-in rewrite
This 300-dpi direct-to-card printer uses a dye-sublimation printing process. Produce highly-accurate colors and images right onto the card surface. Its thermal resin transfer mechanism fuses black resin straight from the ribbon onto the card, so black text and barcodes look crisp on day one and every day after. In addition, the DTC1500XE printer efficiently manages visitor badges and temporary ID cards. When paired with rewritable cards, a built-in erase and rewrite function allows cards to be reused for future issuance.

Equipped with USB & Ethernet connectivity
Establish a network connection from one or more workstations with either a USB 2.0 or Ethernet interface ' both come standard. Add on Fargo's WiFi Accessory and you can open card issuance to anyone, anytime, from anywhere.

Impressive three-year warranty
Known for its durability, you can trust that the special edition Fargo DTC1500 will perform reliably. A three-year manufacturer's warranty covers repairs if maintenance is required.

Optional - Upgradeable dual-side printing
It's hard to forecast your card issuance needs, even in the not-so-distant-future. With the DTC1500 XE printer, you don't have to. Every printer comes with a built-in dual-sided flipper. If you order a single-sided printer but later discover you need to print on both sides of your cards, an after-purchase upgrade is simple. Purchase the dual-sided printing RFID tag and insert it into your printer to activate dual-sided printing - it's that easy.

Optional - Laminate cards for higher security and durability
An overlaminate is an effective method to fortify anti-fraud properties, especially if UV or holographic films are employed. The protective layer will also extend the life of your cards. If dual-sided printing is enabled, you may upgrade your DTC1500XE with single-sided lamination.

Optional - Encoding
The special edition Fargo DTC1500 also features several encoding options enabling magnetic stripe, contact or contactless smart cards, HID iClass cards, and proximity cards.

Ideal Applications:

  • Corporate ID
  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Membership cards
  • Transportation passes
  • Manufacturing
  • Government (including driver's license and national ID programs)
  • Military
Card Sizes AcceptedCR80 - standard (CR80 is the size of a standard credit card)
CR79 - adhesive-back (CR79 is slightly smaller than the size of a standard credit card)
Card Thickness Accepted9 - 40 Mil
Printer Color CapabilityColor & monochrome printing, plus monochrome rewritable printing
Print Resolution DPI300 DPI
Printer IncludesUSB cable (2.0)
Power supply
US/EU power cable
User guide
Manufacturer warranty statement
Input Hopper Capacity

100 Cards

InterfaceUSB 2.0 & Ethernet with internal print server
OS CompatibilityMicrosoft® Windows® Windows Server 2003, 2008 & 2012, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 13
Output Hopper Capacity100 cards
Printing Speeds (sec/card)6 seconds per single-sided monchrome (K) card
8 seconds per single-sided monochrome (KO) card
16 seconds per single-sided full-color (YMCKO) card
24 seconds per dual-sided full-color (YMCKOK) card
Printing CapabilitySingle side
Warranty3 years on printer and printhead (unlimited pass with Ultracard™)
1 no-questions-asked printhead replacement
1 year of loaner coverage
Weight & Dimensions11 lbs, 9.8'' H x 18.7'' W x 9.2'' D (249 mm H x 475 mm W x 234 mm)

Special Edition Fargo DTC1500 XE

Special Edition Fargo DTC1500 XE User Manuals

Find the latest version of the Fargo DTC1500 XE user guide below:
- Fargo DTC1500 XE User Guide

Special Edition Fargo DTC1500 XE Warranty Options

ID Zone has the most knowledgeable and well-trained in-house technical support department in the industry. Unlike other retailers, we don't send your printer back to the manufacturer -- we fix it, fast! We offer coverage plans for your DTC1500:
- See our Fargo DTC1500 TrueSupport Plans

All Options For The Fargo 70001 DTC1500XE