HID® FARGO® DTCii Printer & Encoder

Direct to card printing, ideal for personalizing pre-printed card stock
  • HID® FARGO® DTCii Printer & Encoder
Overview | Specifications

The HID® FARGO® DTCii Financial Card Printer/ Encoder makes instant issuance practical and affordable for a wide range of financial cards, helping you deliver an outstanding customer experience with speed, convenience and security.

With the DTCii, branch personnel can hand a new financial card to a customer in minutes. No worries about cards lost or stolen in the mail. Instant issuance with the desktop-based DTCii means that your customers can start using their cards immediately – a plus for your institution.

Key features of the HID FARGO DTCii Printer and Encoder include:

  • Dual-sided card printing and both ISO magnetic stripe and EMV encoding
  • Elevated data security through AES256 data encryption and resin ribbon erase functionality
  • Lockable security housing comply with financial card association security requirements
  • Industry-leading, three-year warranty for greater peace of mind
  • Standard dual card input hopper with 200 total card capacity simplifies management of multiple card types
  • Bright SmartScreen graphical display offers status information in multiple languages
  • FARGO Workbench® v3.0 diagnostic utility now provides enhanced graphics capabilities with Color Assist spot-color matching tool, and simultaneous firmware upgrade capability for networked printers
  • Cartridge-based card handling simplifies reloading or changing card stock
  • USB and Ethernet connectivity included, plus an internal print server for secure network card printing
  • HID® FARGO® DTCii Printer & Encoder
Overview | Specifications

Printing technology:

  • DTC®: Dye Sublimation / Resin Thermal Transfer


  • 300 dpi (11.8 dots/mm) continuous tone


  • Up to 16.7 million / 256 shades/pixel

Print speed:

  • 8-24 seconds per card, depending on ribbon type

Accepted standard card sizes:

  • CR-80 (3.370"L x 2.125"W / 85.6mmL x 54mmW)

Print area:

  • Edge-to-edge on CR-80 cards

Input card cartridge capacity:

  • 200 cards (.030" / .762mm thick)

Output hopper card capacity:

  • 20 cards (.030" / .762mm thick)


  • Smart card encoding (contact/contactless), EMV Level I
  • ISO format Magnetic encoding


  • Printer cleaning kit


  • 3-years for Printer and Printhead