HID / FARGO ID CARD PRINTER COMPARISON






FEATURES:

HDP5000

DTC550


DTC1000


DTC4000


DTC4500
Print Method
High Definition Printing /
Resin Thermal Transfer
Dye-Sub / Resin Thermal Transfer
Dye-Sub / Resin
Thermal Transfer
Dye-Sub / Resin Thermal Transfer
Dye-Sub / Resin
Thermal Transfer
Color Capability
Full Color and
Monochrome (black) / UV
Full Color and
Monochrome
Full Color and Monochrome / UV
Full Color and Monochrome / UV
Full Color and Monochrome / UV
Print Speed
(Batch Mode)
46 seconds per card /
78 cards per hour
(YMCK with transfer)
27 seconds per card /
144 cards per hour
(YMCKO)
24 seconds per card /
150 cards per hour
(YMCKO)
24 seconds per card /
150 cards per hour
(YMCKO)
24 seconds per card /
150 cards per hour
(YMCKO)
Printing Sides
Single-Sided
Dual-Sided: optional
Single-Sided
Dual-Sided: optional
Single-Sided
Dual-Sided: optional
Single-Sided
Dual-Sided: optional
Single-Sided
Dual-Sided: optional
Magnetic Stripe Encoding - upgradeable
3-tracks
Dual High & Low Coercivity
3-tracks
Dual High & Low Coercivity
3-tracks
Dual High & Low Coercivity
3-tracks
Dual High & Low Coercivity
3-tracks
Dual High & Low Coercivity
Smart Card Encoding -
upgradeable
Contact / Contactless
Contact / Contactless
Contact / Contactless
Contact / Contactless
Contact / Contactless
Lamination Station - upgradeable
Standard in the
HDP5000-LC
single-sided or dual-sided
Standard in the
DTC550-LC
N/A
N/A
Single-Sided or Dual-Sided
Edge-to-Edge Printing
N/A
X
X
X
X
Over-the-Edge Printing
X
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Card Hopper Capacity (CR-80 cards)
100 cards - input

200 cards - output
dual input hoppers - 100 cards each

output hopper - 100 cards
100 cards - input

100 cards - output
100 cards - input

100 cards - output
100 cards - input

100 cards - output
Networking Capability
X
X
X
X
X
Accepted Std Card Size
CR-80
CR-80 & CR-79
CR-80; CR-79 Adhesive Back
CR-80; CR-79 Adhesive Back
CR-80; CR-79 Adhesive Back
Card Cleaning
Cleaning Kit available
Cleaning Kit available
Included with each color ribbon
Included with each color ribbon
Included with each color ribbon
Interface
USB (high speed) & Ethernet with internal printer server
USB
or optional 10-Base Ethernet with internal
print server
USB
or optional Ethernet with internal print server
USB
or optional Ethernet with internal print server
USB
or optional Ethernet with internal print server
Software Drivers
Windows 2000/XP/Server 2003/Vista (32 & 64-bit); Mac OS X v12.04; and Linux
Windows 2000/XP/
Server 2003
Windows XP/Vista (32 & 64-bit)/Windows 7/Server 2003 & 2008; and Linux
Windows XP/Vista (32 & 64-bit)/Windows 7/Server 2003 & 2008; and Linux
Windows XP/Vista (32 & 64-bit)/Windows 7/Server 2003 & 2008; and Linux
Memory
16MB
16MB
32MB
32MB
32MB
Weight
16 lbs / 7.3 kg
DTC550:
20 lbs / 9.1 kg
DTC550-LC:
39 lbs / 17.7 kg
Single-Sided:
7.5 lbs / 3.4 kg
Dual-Sided:
10 lbs / 4.54 kg
Single-Sided:
8 lbs / 3.63 kg
Dual-Sided:
10 lbs / 4.54 kg
9 lbs / 4.1 kg

with Lam Station:
20 lbs / 9.1 kg
Dimensions
11.5"Hx12.3"Wx9.3"D
292Hx313Wx235D (mm)
without modules
10.75"Hx18.5"Wx11"D
without modules
8.8"Hx13.7"Wx7.9"D
224Hx348Wx201D (mm)
without modules
9.8"Hx17.6"Wx9.2"D
249Hx460Wx234D (mm)
without modules
9.8"Hx18.1"Wx9.2"D
249Hx460Wx234D (mm)
without modules
Warranty
2-year
2-year
2-year
2-year
2-year
Price
$3,995
$3,095
$2,299
$2,899
$3,199



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