FARGO® HDP8500 Industrial & Government ID Card Printer & Encoder

Ensures continuous production of high-technology cards, even in the most demanding environments

Overview | Specifications
  • Fargo HDP8500 Industrial Card Printer and Encoder

The FARGO HDP8500 industrial ID card printer and encoder is the superior industrial ID printer for extended-run, high throughput ID personalization and issuance. It's especially suited for large government ID card programs and laborious service bureau conditions, as well as demanding university and large enterprise environments.

Solid metal cabinetry and precision-engineered interior components create a stable printer environment that operates reliably over continuous runs. In fact, the HDP8500 industrial card printer and encoder is loaded with features that maximize card yield per shift: multi-card processing capabilities, 400-card input hopper capacity, accessible card path and graphical touch screen interface, and built-in physical and electronic security features. These features are all designed to ensure continuous production, even in the most demanding environments. Combined with the included FARGO Workbench diagnostic utility facilitates printer maintenance. Its Color Assist tool matches spot colors, ensuring accurate prints of graphics such as company logos.

The FARGO HDP8500 ID Card Printer and Encoder features optional modules to provide you with additional security, such as the interoperable Lamination module; the Laser Engraver module for the highest level of secure card printing; and the Laser Writer module to create vanGO® cards that feature a unique visual security patch that writes the cardholder's image to the card so that it cannot be counterfeited. Also optionally available is the High Durable HDP film that can be used to create even more robust and durable credentials.

For high duty-cycle performance, the FARGO HDP8500 Industrial ID Card Printer and Encoder delivers:

  • System reliability over continuous runs
  • High-volume card throughput for maximum yields per shift
  • Operational convenience to optimize uptime
  • Issuance security that meets industry standards
  • Additional on-card visual security with the HDP8500 LaserWriter module and vanGO ID cards to create a One-2-One™ relationship between the card and the cardholder that is nearly impossible to counterfeit

FARGO HDP8500 Industrial & Government ID Card Printer and Encoder Applications

  • Government-to-citizen IDs:
    • Driver Licenses
    • National IDs
    • Border crossing cards
    • Voter registration
  • Service bureau ID production
  • University student ID/payment cards

HDP8500 Specifications

  • Print Method: HDP dye-sublimation / resin thermal transfer
  • Print Platform: Standard, dual-sided printing
  • Resolution: 300 dpi (11.8 dots/mm)
  • Colors: Up to 16.7 million/256 shades per pixel
  • Print Speed (batch mode): Up to 1200 cards per shift/24 seconds per card (YMC with transfer)
  • Accepted Card Sizes: CR-80
  • Dual Input Card Hoppers: (2) 200-card hoppers; Total capacity 400 cards
  • Output Hopper Card Capacity: (1) 200-card hopper
  • Field-upgradeable Options:
    • Laser Engraving
    • Card Lamination Module - dual-sided (simultaneous)
    • Magnetic stripe encoding
    • Smart card encoding (contact/contactless)
    • Custom secure holographic HDP Film and overlaminate
    • Secure proprietary consumables system
    • Andon production status light
    • iCLASS® programming platform kit
    • ISO Card Flattener
    • High Durable HDP Film for enhanced card durability