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HID has launched a new series of direct to card printers. ColorID has recently evaluated these new models and have reported the results in this post. If you'd like to learn more about the new line of printers, contact ColorID today toll free at (888) 682-6567 or visit us online at www.ColorID.com.
Fargo's new DTC4000 printer comes in a compact design that is easily upgraded. End users can purchase upgrades later and install these on site. Upgrades include: magnetic stripe encoder, dual sided printing, same side input/output hoppers and an extra large 200 card input hopper. Additional options are available; however we'd suggest a factory certified company like ColorID perform these upgrades.
The DTC4000 prints high quality direct to card images very quickly and without card jams. HID has included several key features that help minimize card feeding errors. The new LCD Smart Screen has easy to follow prompts and changing background colors which allow the end user to quickly navigate and determine the printer's status. Another excellent feature allows the printer to have both USB and Ethernet connectivity (previously the printers were either USB or Ethernet).
Throughout the card printing process, the DTC4000 printer showed excellent print speed, no temperature operating issues and it maintained error free operation through 250 card prints. Fargo includes a 2 year warranty with the printer (1 year hot swap warranty, and 2 years parts and labor) which is on par with other printer manufacturer warranties.
Below are some of the DTC4000's specifications and options available:
Printing Method: Dye-Sublimation/Resin Thermal Transfer
Resolution: 300 dpi (11.8 dots/mm)
Colors: Up to 16.7 million/256 shades per pixel
7 seconds per card / 514 cards per hour (K)
12 seconds per card / 300 cards per hour (KO)
24 seconds per card / 150 cards per hour (YMCKO)
Input Hopper Card Capacity: 100 cards(.030" / .762mm)
Output Hopper Card Capacity: 100 cards (.030" / .762mm)
Print Area: CR-80 edge-to-edge and CR79 edge-to-edge.
Warranty: Two Year All Parts and Labor + One Year On-Call Express Warranty Program
Magnetic Stripe Encoder
Ethernet with internal print server
Single Wire Ethernet & USB 2.0 for inline printing and encoding
Same-Side Input/Output Card Hopper
Smart Card Encoding (contact/contactless)
Dual Input Card Hopper
About ColorID, LLC
Every year, ColorID assists more than 1000 colleges and universities and their project managers personally oversee 700 custom projects each year, including many small and large recarding projects. ColorID offers best-in-class products and solutions, including: contactless, smart and financial cards from every major manufacturer, multiple ID printer platforms; transaction and point-of-sale software and hardware, a variety of handheld devices for identification and tracking applications and biometrics solutions, including fingerprint and iris readers. The company’s manufacturing partners include: Iris ID, HID, Fargo, Datacard, CardSmith, Gemalto, Zebra, NiSCA, Evolis, Allegion, Aptiq, Magicard, Brady People ID, Integrated Biometrics, Oberthur, NBS, Vision Database Systems and many others.
Contact ColorID at 704-987-2238 or toll free in Canada and the US at 888-682-6567. Visit ColorID on the web at: www.colorid.com or email ColorID at firstname.lastname@example.org.