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HID FARGO HDP5000 ID Card Printer & Encoder

  • Single-sided, reverse-transfer printer
  • Fast print times - print full color cards in just 24 seconds
  • 200 card input hopper, 200 card output hopper
  • Upgrade options: Dual-sided printing, lamination, magnetic stripe encoding, smart card encoding

Fargo HDP5000 Overview

  • Printing Capability: Single-sided
  • Print Technology: Reverse transfer
  • Print Speed: Full color single-sided cards in 24 seconds, and laminated cards in 35 seconds
  • Input/Output: 200/200
  • Warranty: 3 year global warranty, with 1 year loaner coverage

Fargo has once again proven itself as the ID card industry leader with the introduction of the HDP5000 high definition printer/encoder. In today's high-security world, many companies and organizations have a need for ID cards that go beyond simple photo IDs.

Modular Design for Flexible Printing

The modular design of the HDP5000 allows users to easily upgrade the machine for card applications requiring various encoding options, as well as duplex printing and laminating. For organizations that issue multiple types of cards, a 200 dual-card hopper allows users to easily switch between two different types of cards. This is a machine that can change with you, as your organization grows.

Ethernet connectivity comes standard with the Fargo HDP5000. This allows multiple authorized users to operate the printer over a network. The machine is also equipped with USB connectivity.

With cartridge-based ribbons, cards, and lamination, reloading and maintaining the HDP5000 is literally a snap. The cleaning process is simple, and each Fargo ribbon comes with a cleaning roller. Operators of the machine are aided by a SmartScreen LCD panel which provides prompts and status messages in several languages.

High-Quality Reverse Transfer Cards

One of the hallmarks of the HDP5000 is its outstanding print quality. For clear and detailed images and text, there's no better choice than high definition printing. With Fargo high definition printing, the images are first printed on a special film which is then fused to the card's surface.

Aside from looking fantastic, cards produced by high definition printing are also more durable because of the extra layer of protection. This layer also makes the cards more secure and tamper resistant. And for printing on uneven card surfaces, such as those containing embedded electronics, the Fargo HDP5000 produces clean consistent results every time, thanks to the use of high definition film in the printing process.

Printer Options & Upgrades

The Fargo HDP5000 is available with the following upgrades:

  • Dual-sided printing
  • Lamination (either single or dual-sided)
  • Magnetic stripe encoding
  • Smart card encoding

HDP5000 Printer Warranty

The Fargo HDP5000 ID card printer comes with a three year global warranty, with one year loaner coverage.


HDP5000 Brochure

HDP5000 Printer Specifications Sheet

HDP5000 Consumables Specification Sheet

Print Method

HDP Dye-Sublimation / Resin Thermal Transfer


300 dpi (11.8 dots/mm)


Up to 16.7 million / 256 shades per pixel

Print Speed

25 – 50 seconds per card (option)

Accepted Standard Card Sizes


Accepted Card Thickness

0.762 mm to 1.27 mm

Input Hopper Card Capacity

100 cards (.030˝ / .762 mm)

Output Hopper Card Capacity

200 cards (.030˝ / .762 mm)

Card Cleaning

Replaceable cleaning roller (included with each print ribbon )



Software Drivers

Windows 8/ 7/ Vista (32bit & 64 bit) / Server 2008 & 2003/ XP; Mac OS X v10.6 / v10.5 & Linux


USB 2.0 ,Ethernet


Dual card input hopper
Card lamination module – single-sided

or dual-sided (simultaneous)

Smart card encoding (contact/contactless)

Dual-sided printing

Door and cartridge locks

Printer cleaning kit

Magnetic stripe encoding


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