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Fargo DTC1250e

SKU: DTC1250e Category:

Fargo DTC1250e

SKU DTC1250e Category:

ID direct-to-card printer and encoder designed for small-to-medium businesses.

  • Edge-to-edge printing in full-color or simple black and white
  • Dye-sublimation; Resin thermal transfer print method
  • Swift ID™
  • Inline Printing and Encoding
  • Wi-Fi® Compatible*
  • Rewrite Technology
  • USB Connectivity
  • Resin Scramble Data Protection
    * Requires HID WI-FI module (sold separately) and Ethernet-enabled printer

Ideal solutions for:

  • Corporate ID
  • Sports and Leisure
  • Health Clubs
  • Retail Loyalty
  • Casinos
  • Transportation
  • K-12 Schools
  • State and Local Government

Optional features:

  • Dual-sided Printing
  • Magnetic Stripe Encoding
  • Contact Smart Card Encoding
  • 125 kHz (HID Global Prox) Reader
  • 13.56 MHz (iCLASS®, MIFARE®, ISO 14443 A/B, ISO 15693) Read/Write Encoder
  • USB and Ethernet with Internal Print Server

Additional information



Card Volume


Print Sides

Single, Dual Optional

Print Method




Printer Options

Mag Stripe Encoding, Smart Card Encoding


Fargo DTC1250e

Resolution: 300 dpi (11.8 dots/mm) continuous tone

Colors: 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 ecofriendly refill ribbon for cartridge (ECO).

  • Both EZ and ECO:
    • Full-color with resin black and overlay panel, YMCKO*, 250 prints
    • Resin black (standard), 1000 prints
  • ECO only:
    • Full-color half-panel with resin black and overlay panel, YMCKO*, 350 prints
  • EZ only:
    • Full-color with two resin black panels and overlay panel, YMCKOK*, 200 prints ƒ Resin black and overlay panel, KO*, 500 prints
    • Resin black (premium), 1000 prints
    • Dye-sublimation black and overlay panel, BO*, 500 prints
    • Resin green, blue, red, white, silver, gold, 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*); 24 seconds per card (YMCKOK*)

Accepted Standard Card Sizes: CR-80; CR-79 adhesive back

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: 100 cards (.030 ̋ / .762 mm)

Output Hopper Card Capacity: Single Sided: Up to 30 cards; Dual Sided: Up to 100 cards. (.030″ / .762 mm)

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

Memory: 32 MB RAM

Software Drivers: Windows® XP / Vista™ (32 bit & 64 bit) / Server 2003, 2008, 2012 / Windows® 7, 8 & 10 (32 & 64 bit), MAC OS X 10.5/10.6/10.7/10.8/10.9/10.10 Linux***

Operating Temperature: 65° to 80° F / 18° to 27° C

Humidity: 20–80% non-condensing

Printer Dimensions: 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; Dual-sided printer: 9.8 ̋H x 18.7 ̋W x 9.2 ̋D / 249 mm H x 475 mm W x 234 mm D

Printer Weight: Single-sided: 7.5 lbs / 3.4 Kg; Dual-sided: 10 lbs / 4.54 Kg

Supply Voltage: 100-240Vac, 50-60Hz, 1.6 Amps max

Supply Frequency: 50 Hz / 60 Hz

Supported Access Control Credential Programming: iCLASS® Standard/SE/SR/Seos, MIFARE Classic™, MIFARE DESFire® EV1, HID Prox

* Indicates the ribbon type and the number of ribbon panels printed where Y=yellow, M=magenta, C=cyan, K=resin black, O=overlay, B=dye sublimation black.
** Print speed indicates an approximate print speed and is measured from the time a card drops into the output hopper to the time the next card drops into the output hopper. Print speeds do not include encoding time or the time needed for the PC to process the image. Process time is dependent on the size of the file, the CPU, amount of RAM and the amount of available resources at the time of the print.
***Call for Linux OS Availability


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