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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.
  • High-definition retransfer printer ideal for durable, multi-function cards
  • Special features: Vivid, high-definition printing, modular design, built-in Ethernet connectivity, and 3-year printer warranty with lifetime printhead warranty
  • Optional upgrades: Field-upgradeable encoding, single- or dual-sided lamination, additional card hoppers

The Fargo HDP5600XE is built with a modular design that provides a versatile solution for all of your ID applications. From various encoding options to lamination capabilities, this retransfer printer has the ability to produce professional-looking and secure ID cards. With an incredible 300 or 600DPI resolution, the HDP5600XE not only provides vivid imagery and FREE 1 Year TrueSupport with purchase of 3 or 4 year True Support Plan.

Product Features

  • High-definition Printing
    The Fargo HDP5600XE produces over-the-edge printing with a 300 or 600DPI resolution. This superior resolution was specifically designed by Fargo to ensure the HDP5600XE can print high-quality ID cards. As a result, the HDP5600XE produces a crisp, professional-looking high definition image, to reflect the value of your brand. In addition, the resin printing capabilities of the 300DPI resolution allow for precise printing of small text and sharply defined barcodes. Plus, you will confidently be able to match the exact color of your company logo or graphic, thanks to the built-in Color Assist tool that aids in matching up to 16.7 million colors.
  • Retransfer Technology
    The HDP5600XE retransfer printer features High Definition Printing (HDP) that provides both reliable and durable print quality. With retransfer printing, the printhead never comes in contact with the ID cards, but rather, the card images are printed on a clear, retransfer film that is fused to the card surface. As a result of this process, over-the-edge, or full-bleed, printing is possible. In addition, retransfer printers are capable of printing on uneven card surfaces making it the ideal solution for smart cards, proximity cards, pre-punched cards, and key tag cards.
  • Increased Security & Durability
    ID cards that are printed with retransfer technology are inherently more secure and durable than other forms of printing. The image on the card is printed on a film, which is then fused onto the ID card. In the event that a counterfeiter attempts to peel apart the layers of the card, the image will be destroyed. In addition to upholding the integrity of the image, retransfer ribbons are also available with a holographic mark known as High-Secure Design which further increases security by reducing the ability to replicate cards. The HDP5600XE 300 or 600DPI resolution allows you to print a variety of security features such as fine text and characters, which will help you protect your brand for years to come.
  • Flexible Modular Design
    Designed with you in mind, the HDP5600XE is a fully customizable printer that can be configured to meet all of your unique requirements. Each component of the system is known as a "module." Fargo makes it extremely easy to upgrade to additional features such as dual-sided printing, single and dual-sided lamination, magnetic and smart card encoding, and wifi connectivity. In the event that your needs change, the HDP5600XE can be quickly modified to meet your new expectations.
  • Diverse and Secure Supplies
    The HDP5600XE offers a variety of ID solutions to meet your needs for card durability and security. Choose from an array of cards, ribbons, films, and laminates to help you produce the perfect ID card for your organization. The versatile HDP5600XE supports CR80 cards in a thickness between 30 mil and 50 mil. The true beauty of the printer is within the retransfer film, high-durability retransfer film, and holographic retransfer films. From creating crisp, high definition graphics to producing cards that are three times more durable than standard cards, the HDP5600XE films will surpass your expectations. Plus, effortlessly increase your card security with features such as high-secure orbit hologram designs or UV-fluorescent dye ribbons.
  • High Productivity
    Powerful and productive, the HDP5600XE printer is capable of printing at speeds of up to 150 cards per hour. The 200 card output hopper and upgradable input hopper result in fewer trips to the printer in order to load supplies and remove cards. Retransfer technology is also less susceptible to damage from card imperfections, significantly reducing downtime throughout the life of your printer.
  • Optional Dual-Sided Printing
    With the HDP5600XE printer, you have the option to select a field-upgradable flipper module in order to add dual-sided printing at any point in the future. The extra space resulting from dual-sided printing is often used for additional cardholder information, barcodes, and contact information for lost cards. Some users duplicate card information from the front onto the back so that the information is always visible, regardless of whether the card flips over. Whatever your needs may be, you'll have the extra space available with dual-sided printing.
  • Optional Encoding
    With Fargo's HDP5600XE, you no longer need different machines for encoding and printing your cards. Instead, the HDP5600XE printer has the capability to be upgraded with a variety of encoder modules. Additionally, any of the smart card and proximity card encoders can be combined with the magnetic stripe encoder. Available encoding options include:
    • ISO Magnetic Stripe Encoder: Capable of encoding 2- and 3-track magnetic stripe cards
    • Omnikey Cardman 5121: For encoding iClass, MIFARE, and DESFire cards
    • Omnikey Cardman 5125: For reading HID Proximity cards
    • Omnikey Cardman 5127: For encoding iClass, MIFARE, DESFire, and HID Proximity card formats
  • Optional Lamination
    Lamination modules for both single-sided lamination as well as dual-sided lamination are available for the HDP5600XE. Lamination is available in a variety of beneficial materials including standard laminates for increased durability, UV-resistant laminates for increased fade resistance, and holographic laminates for added security. Each type of laminate is also available in special configurations for smart card and magnetic stripe cards.

Ideal Applications

  • Corporate IDs
  • Membership cards
  • Gift cards
  • Customer loyalty
  • Health Cards
  • Mass transit
  • Student IDs
Card Sizes Accepted

CR80 - CR80 is the size of a standard credit card

Card Thickness Accepted


Printer Color Capability

Color & monochrome printing

Print Resolution DPI


Input Hopper Capacity

100 Cards


USB 2.0 & Ethernet with internal print server

OS Compatibility


Output Hopper Capacity

200 Cards

Printing Capability

Single or Dual Sided


3 years

Weight & Dimensions

16 lbs (7.3kg), 11.5" x 12.25" x 9.25" (292mm x 313mm x 235mm)


Encoding Optional

Fargo HDP5600XE

Fargo HDP5600XE User Manuals

Find the latest version of the Fargo HDP5600XE user manual & other downloads below:
- Fargo HDP5600XE Brochure

Fargo HDP5600XE 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 HDP5600:

- See our TrueSupport Plans

Technical Support

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