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Fargo 70002 DTC1500XE Dual-Sided Printer

  • Direct-to-card printing
  • Dual-sided printing
  • High-capacity consumables
  • Warranty: 3 years
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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, extended warranty and loaner coverage plans

What's Included

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

The Fargo DTC1500XE dual-sided 70002 printer is the perfect blend of advanced security features with high-volume, professional-quality printing - priced at a resonable level. It offers several built-in security features, comes standard with both USB and Ethernet connectivity, is configurable for encoding, and designed to support a variety of user-friendly field upgrades. Plus, the DTC1500XE is backed by an incredible three-year warranty.

  • Innovative and affordable professional-grade card printing
    A true mid-range printer, the DTC1500XE unites the best of value class and professional class printer features. It's compact in size and competitively priced, yet fully equipped to excel in professional-grade card printing applications. The DTC1500XE dual-sided 70002 features built-in Ethernet, 100-card capacity hoppers, and print speeds as fast as 6 seconds per card (for monochrome) and 16 seconds (for YMCKO). Plus, it includes Fargo's new resin threshold feature to allow for "True-K" printing (more crisp, true black text and barcodes).

  • Superior data security with resin scramble
    The DTC1500XE 70002 dual-sided printer features AES 256 data encryption for data security, as well as printer password protection for secure operation. It also offers Fargo's new resin scramble feature, giving you the power to essentially erase resin printed data that could otherwise be extracted from the K panel of your used YMCKO, YMCKOK, YMCKK, or YMCKOKO ribbons.

  • Includes Fargo's secure watermarking technology
    With the DTC1500XE, there's no need to invest in foil cards or holographic overlaminate to achieve a secure watermark on your credentials. Fargo's first model to offer this built-in visual security feature, the DTC1500XE card printer allows you to add a holographic-like image, text field, or logo to your cards during the standard printing process and at no additional cost.
    Simply select the watermark feature in the 'Overlay' tab of your printer driver and use a bitmap image to designate areas where the "O" panel of the YMCKO ribbon should be left open to accommodate your watermark.

  • Energy-efficient operation and low-cost consumables
    GreenCircle® certified for its energy efficiency, the Fargo DTC1500XE printer accepts Fargo's eco-friendly (ECO) refill ribbons and boasts a leadingly low cost-per-card compared to other mid-range printers in its class. Enjoy low-cost, high-capacity full- and half-panel ribbons for a lower total cost of ownership.

  • User-installable field upgrades to support your growing business
    Designed to handle virtually any application, the 70002 is highly customizable - at the time of factory configuration and after. Unlike the Fargo DTC1250e and Fargo DTC4250e, the DTC1500XE is field upgradeable and modularly designed to accommodate a wide range of card printing requirements. Great for growing businesses, the DTC1500XE allows you to add encoding, duplex printing, lamination, and/or wi-fi connectivity to your printer at any time - and without sending your printer to back the manufacturer for alteration.

  • Three-year warranty on printer
    On top of all its new and exciting features, the Fargo DTC1500XE 70002 card printer is backed by an industry-leading, 3-year manufacturer's warranty. The warranty covers both printer and printhead (with unlimited passes if used with HID Fargo UltraCard card stock).

Upgrade and Customization Options

The following features are available as post-purchase upgrades (sold separately), or are configuration options that can be added to your printer within the Options tab before checkout:

  • Lamination (sold separately)
    Add optional dual-sided lamination to your cards for additional security and longevity with the addition of Fargo's user-installable laminator module. Note: The laminator module is only compatible with the dual-sided DTC1500XE. For lamination capabilties, please see the options tab to include in your printer purchase.

  • Wi-Fi (sold separately)
    While the DTC1500XE has you covered with USB and Ethernet, you also have the option to add on Wi-Fi connectivity with Fargo's DTC Wi-Fi Accessory, which gives you the ability to print and encode remotely.

  • Card encoding
    The dual-sided DTC1500XE Fargo printer is configurable - and offers user-installable modules - for several card encoding options, including magnetic stripe encoding, contact or contactless smart card encoding, and proximity card encoding.

  • ID Zone extended warranty plans
    For additional peace of mind, ID Zone offer extended warranties handled in-house by our Fargo-trained 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.

  • Card printer training
    Purchase a custom training session with our in-house Technical Support team to get your new Fargo DTC1500XE ID card printer up and running smoothly. We tailor each training session to meet the needs of the customer. 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
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 Wholesaler 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 1-, 2-, or 3-year extended warranty and loaner plans for your DTC1500:
- See our Fargo DTC1500 Extended Warranty & Loaner Plan

Technical Support

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