Fargo INK1000 Single Sided ID Card Printer

Fargo INK1000 Single Sided ID Card Printer

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Bringing the simplicity and affordability of inkjet printing to personalized cards and IDs, the HID FARGO INK1000 is unmatched in its ease-of-use and offers a lower TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) than most card printers in the industry.

Ultra-reliable and low maintenance, the HID FARGO INK1000 features exclusive inkjet printing technology, eliminating the hassles of print ribbons or the need for specialized card media. Easy-to-install, snap-in ink cartridges contain specially formulated inks that naturally adhere to standard, off-the-shelf PVC and composite cards. Because inks are inherently UV-stable, images and text exhibit improved fade resistance compared to DTC-printed cards—even without expensive overlay protectants. Depending on the complexity of your card design, a single ink cartridge has the potential to produce hundreds more cards than would be possible with print ribbons—bringing your card designs to life with significantly less waste and at a fraction of the cost!

With its high 600 dpi x 1200 dpi resolution, images are sharp and brilliant—and text and barcodes are crisply defined. The INK1000 also offers true edge-to-edge printing to accommodate full card coverage designs, eliminating those pesky white border edges left behind by standard Direct-to-Card printers. What’s more, its small footprint with same-side input and output and intuitive operation make the INK1000 perfect for any office environment. It’s as simple to use as the inkjet printer in your home or office!

Easy-to-use, affordable and dependable, the HID FARGO INK1000 featuring exclusive inkjet technology is the next revolution in card printing.


Print Method

  • Thermal inkjet


  • Up to 600 dpi x 1200 dpi (23.6 dots/mm x 47.2 dots/mm)

Print Mode

  • Single-side

Ink Type

  • The HID FARGO INK1000 printer utilizes a single ink cartridge containing YMC (Yellow, Magenta, Cyan) solvent-based inks for printing full-color card designs and barcode-readable composite black. The composite black created by the HID FARGO INK1000 can accurately reproduce even complex characters, such as Kanji, Arabic and Cyrillic. The easy-to-install, snap-in ink cartridge contains specially formulated inks that naturally adhere to standard, off-the-shelf PVC and composite cards—and because inks are inherently UV-stable, images and text exhibit improved fade resistance.

Print Speed

  • Up to 100 cph (cards per hour) / 36 seconds per card

Accepted Standard Card Sizes

  • CR-80 (3.375” L x 2.125” W / 85.6 mm L x 54 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)

Accepted Card Thickness

  • .030” (30 mil) / .762 mm

Accepted Card Types

  • PVC, press polished PVC, composite (PET/PVC with PVC as an outer layer), laminated PVC (credit card construction)

Input Hopper Card Capacity

  • 100 cards (.030” / .762 mm)

Output Hopper Card Capacity

  • Up to 30 cards (.030” / .762 mm)


  • 1 GB RAM

Software Drivers

  • Windows® 7, 10 (32 bit & 64 bit)


  • USB 2.0

Operating Temperature

  • 65° to 80° F / 18° to 27° C


  • 20–70% non-condensing


  • Printer: 7.1” H x 10.5” W x 12.6” D / 180 mm H x 267 mm W x 320 mm D


  • Printer: 7.8 lbs / 3.5 Kg

Agency Listings

  • UL / CE / FCC Class A

Supply Voltage

  • 100-240Vac, 50-60Hz, 1.5 Amps max

Supply Frequency

  • 50 Hz / 60 Hz


  • Printer – Three years (Three-year warranty available on printers with completion of online printer registration. (Two-year warranty standard on printer without online printer registration.)

Encoding Options (HID Encoder)

  • Supported smart card technologies: 125 kHz (HID Prox) reader; 13.56 MHz (iCLASS® Standard / SE / SR / Seos®, MIFARE Classic®, MIFARE Plus®, MIFARE DESFire®, MIFARE DESFire® EV1, ISO 14443 A/B, ISO 15693) read/write encoder


  • FARGO driver including diagnostic utility with Color AssistTM spot-color matching

Console Display

  • Power on/off and status indicator lights