Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Fargo DTC-4500 Product Review Spotlight

The Fargo DTC-4500 Card Printer is a high-security unit capable of printing, encoding and laminating single- or dual-sided ID badges. It's a durable, well-designed HID (Human Interface Device) that's ideal for companies wanting the ability to print their own identification cards rather than outsourcing this process elsewhere.

The DTC-4500 can print in either monochrome or color and uses a 5-panel YMCKO ribbon (Yellow, Magenta, Cyan, blacK, Overlay). High capacity printing and encoding is possible at 24 seconds per card (150 cards per hour). The unit will accept card stock with any thickness between 9-mil and 40-mil.

The Fargo DTC-4500 bundled package includes:
  • DTC4500 single-sided printer with optional capability of dual-sided printing and lamination
  • AsureID 2009 Solo Software
  • High-Resolution digital camera with USB interface
  • Full-color YMCKO ribbon cartridge with integrated card-cleaning roller
  • 500 PVC card/badges (UltraCard™)
  • 6' USB cord
  • Two-year unlimited pass print-head warranty
  • One-year manufacturer's protection plan (with on-call loaner available)
 A Perfect, Multi-Use Solution

Applications commonly used with the DC-4500 include the making access control cards, employee ID cards and credit cards. Types of encoding available include contact and contactless Smart Cards, HiD iClass, ISO magnetic stripe, HiD Prox and MIFARE/DESFire. The unit produces high quality, full-color badges with security encoding in one single pass. It's intuitive, easy to use and doesn't require operators to undergo extensive training.

Card production is accomplished with sharp, durable images and even holographic foil can be added for protection against easy counterfeiting. Other high-security features include password protection for the printer and fluorescent panel printing.

The advantages of utilizing the technologies available for the in-house production of security IDs are undisputed and ideal for use in businesses, educational institutions and government facilities. The Fargo DTC-4500 card printing system is a fast, high-volume workhorse that's easy to use and to maintain. Interface is made with USB 2.0 and Ethernet w/an internal print server. It's a high-quality and affordable solution to security card production.

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