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HID® FARGO® C50 ID Card Printer

Simple, Reliable, Affordable Direct-to-Card Solution
HID® FARGO® C50 Plastic ID Card Printer

The HID FARGO C50 ID card printer offers a simple and reliable solution — at a price everyone can afford. Plug-and-play, the C50 can create personalized plastic ID cards for membership and loyalty cards, casino employee IDs or visitor badges for schools whenever and wherever you need them, in five minutes or less.

Featuring a sleek, compact design, the C50 makes it an easy to fit even in the smallest of office settings. Designed with efficiency in mind, the C50 comes with automatic printer health monitoring via the included FARGO Workbench™ diagnostic utility and an easy to install, all-in-one printer ribbon and card-cleaning cartridge, making your in-house ID card printing virtually worry-free.

  • Simple — Begin printing cards in minutes
  • Affordable — Get the hardware, ribbons and support you need in a single, cost effective package
  • Reliable — Experience superior performance and unrivaled quality from the leading brand in card issuance
  • Unsurpassed Customer Support and Care — From ordering to installation, users receive outstanding and ongoing product support the minute they open the box
  • Side printing: Single
  • Print method: Dye-sublimation/resin thermal transfer
  • Resolution: 300 dpi
  • Print speed: 24 seconds per card/150 cards per hour (YMCKO)
  • Card capacity: 50 card input, 30 card output
  • Included software: FARGO® Workbench™ printer maintenance and diagnostic software

Accepted Card Sizes:

  • CR-80
  • CR-79 Adhesive Back

GreenCircle® Certified Product:

Sustainable attributes of HID card printers have been third-party certified by GreenCircle Certified, LLC and provide organizations with high-performance, energy-efficient photo ID printing solutions that support corporate sustainability initiatives while reducing costs. The certification process verified up to a 69 percent energy savings for the C50 card printer. The default time for sleep mode has been factory-set to five minutes, and printer design enhancements reduce the power consumption while in standby or sleep mode. Energy savings are calculated based on an assessment to a comparable product currently sold in the marketplace.

Printer Options:

  • USB 2.0 interface
  • Rewritable card compatible
  • 100 card color (YMCKO) ribbon (some C50 printers accept 250 count color ribbon)
  • Easy-to-use (EZ) disposable ribbon cartridge or eco-friendly and more economical (ECO) refillable ribbon cartridge (standard black resin and YMCKO)
  • Printer cleaning kit
HID® FARGO® C50 Plastic ID Card Printer
HID® FARGO® C50 Plastic ID Card Printer
HID® FARGO® C50 Plastic ID Card Printer
Back of HID® FARGO® C50 Plastic ID Card Printer
Front of HID® FARGO® C50 Plastic ID Card Printer
HID® FARGO® Thermal Printhead