Fargo DTC1250e Single Sided ID Card System

Fargo DTC1250e Single Sided ID Card System

Vendor: Fargo
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If you’re a small business, a school, or even local government, the Fargo DTC1250e Single-Sided ID Card System is the right solution for you. An optional printer/encoder, the Fargo DTC1250e Single-Sided ID Card System comes with everything you need to print quickly and produces 50% more visually-rich, full-color credentials that look highly professional, including:

  • Fargo DTC 1250e Single-Sided ID Card Printer
  • Fargo Full Color YMCKO Ribbon (250 Prints)
  • 1 pack of 3 cleaning rollers
  • 100 White PVC Cards

The Fargo DTC1250e Single-Sided ID Card System is designed to not take up too much space to fit in anywhere in your office environment. It’s easy to make custom ID badges on the spot thanks to the included Swift ID badging software. You can even upgrade the Fargo DTC1250e Single-Sided ID Card System with the iCLASS SE encoder, letting you print secure, personalized photo IDs in a single, easy step.

This highly versatile card printing solution is ideal 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 DTC1250e ID Card Printer comes with a built-in Swift ID badge application that easy for anyone to create vivid color credentials in seconds. No more need to install software or send your ID cards out to a third party to print.

Print and encode physical credentials seamlessly

The optional embedded iCLASS SE encoder in the Fargo DTC1250e ID Card Printer lets you personalize and encode ID cards on the same printer and in the same process. You can encode cards with unique company or employee information and program them to work with a variety of access control systems.

Easy and simple to use

The Fargo DTC1250e ID Card Printer comes with the Fargo workbench diagnostic utility software that helps you monitor and maintain your printer over time.

There’s even an intuitive, user-friendly SmartScreen graphical display that makes it easy to set up, operate, and maintain your Fargo DTC1250e ID Card Printer.


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

  • 6 seconds per card (K)
  • 8 seconds per card (KO)
  • 16 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 for 100% polyester cards
  • Optical memory cards with PVC finish
  • Rewrite

Input Hopper Card Capacity

100 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 bit & 64 bit)
  • MAC OS X 10.5/10.6/10.7/10.8
  • Linux


USB 2.0, optional Ethernet with internal print server

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


7.5 lbs. / 3.4 Kg

Agency Listings

  • Safety: UL 60950-2, CSA C22.2 (60950-07), and CE
  • EMC: FCC Class A, CE (EN 55022 Class A, EN 55024), CCC, BSMI, KC

Supply Voltage

100-240Vac, 50-60Hz, 1.6 Amps max

Supply Frequency

50 Hz / 60 Hz


Printer — three years

Printhead — three years, unlimited pass with UltraCard


Single wire Ethernet and USB 2.0 interface for inline printing and encoding (note: single wire Ethernet encoding is only available for iCLASS, MIFARE, and contact smart card encoding)

  • Ethernet-enabled printer supports wireless accessory
  • Dual-sided printing module
  • Smart card encoding modules (contact/contactless)
  • Magnetic stripe encoding module
  • Ethernet with internal print server


Swift ID embedded badging application, FARGO Workbench diagnostic utility with Color Assist spot-color matching


Color changing status buttons