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Fargo C50 Single Sided Basic System

Fargo C50 Single Sided Basic System

Vendor: fargo Item#: 51700 View brochure
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What could be easier than a plug-and-play ID card printer that doesn’t need you to install any additional software to get great, professional looking ID cards? That’s why you need the Fargo C50 Single-Sided Basic System that gives you everything you need to print premier quality, personalized ID cards whenever, wherever you need them–straight out of the box. It includes:

  • Fargo C50 Single-Sided ID Card Printer
  • Fargo Full Color YMCKO Ribbon (100 Prints)
  • 100 PVC Cards
  • USB Cable

The Fargo C50 Single-Sided Basic System is designed with a sleek, compact design to fit into even the smallest office settings and print personalized photo ID cards in minutes. Perfect for:

  • Corporate IDs
  • Transportation
  • Sports & leisure
  • Schools
  • Health clubs
  • Retail & loyalty
  • Casinos
  • Manufacturing plants
  • Libraries
  • Not-for-profit / NGOs

Create professional ID badges on demand

The Fargo C50 Single-Sided ID Card Printer comes with a built-in Swift ID badge application that easy for anyone to create credentials in seconds. No more need to install software or send your ID cards out to a third party to print.

Easy and simple to use and maintain

You won’t need to call IT to maintain the Fargo C50 Single-Sided ID Card Printer. With maximum efficiency in mind, the Fargo C50 Single-Sided ID Card Printer has an all-in-one ribbon and card cleaning cartridge that can be replaced and reloaded when you need to in just a few minutes.

The integrated Fargo Workbench utility automatically monitors the printer’s health, meaning you can see at a glance when you need to perform routine maintenance.

Print Method

Dye-sublimation / resin thermal transfer


300 dpi (11.8 dots/mm) continuous tone


Up to 16.7 million / 256 shades per pixel

Print Ribbon Options

Options include easy-to-use ribbon with disposable ribbon cartridge (EZ) and more economical and eco-friendly refill ribbon for refill cartridge (ECO).

Both EZ and ECO

  • Full-color with resin black and overlay panel, YMCKO, 100 prints
  • Full-color with resin black and overlay panel, YMCKO, 250 prints
  • Resin black (standard and premium), 1000 prints

ECO only

  • Full-color half-panel with resin black and overlay panel, YMCKO, 350 prints

EZ only

  • Resin green, blue, red and white, 1000 prints
  • Silver and gold metallic, 500 prints
  • Rewrite technology - no ribbon is required

Print Speed

  • 7 seconds per card (K)
  • 12 seconds per card (KO)
  • 24 seconds per card (YMCKO)

Accepted Standard Card Sizes

  • CR-80 (3.375˝L x 2.125˝W / 85.6 mm L x 54 mm W)
  • CR-79 Adhesive Back (3.313˝L x 2.063˝W / 84.1 mm L x 52.4 mm W)

Print Area

  • CR-80 edge-to-edge (3.36˝L x 2.11˝W / 85.3 mm L x 53.7 mm W)
  • CR-79 (3.3˝L x 2.04˝W / 83.8 mm L x 51.8 mm W)

Accepted Card Thickness

.009˝ - .040˝ / 9 mil - 40 mil / .229 mm - 1.016 mm

Accepted Card Types

  • PVC or polyester cards with polished PVC finish
  • Monochrome resin required for100% polyester cards
  • Optical memory cards with PVC finish
  • Rewrite

Input Hopper Card Capacity

50 cards (.030˝ / .762 mm)

Output Hopper Card Capacity

Up to 30 cards (.030˝ / .762 mm)

Card Cleaning

Card cleaning roller integrated into ribbon cartridge; cleaning roller is automatically replaced with each ribbon change



Software Drivers

  • Windows XP / Vista (32 bit & 64 bit) / Server 2003 & 2008/ Windows 7 & Windows 8 (32 & 64 bit)
  • MAC OS X 10.5/10.6/ 10.7/10.8
  • Linux


USB 2.0

Operating Temperature

65° to 80° F / 18° to 27° C


20–80% non-condensing


Single-sided printer: 8.8˝H x 13.7˝W x 7.9˝D / 224 mm H x 348 mm W x 201 mm D


Single-sided: 7.5 lbs. / 3.4 Kg


Printer – two years

Printhead – two years, unlimited pass with UltraCard