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DTC550 Series Direct To Card Printer/Encoders


DTC550 Model Specifications

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Flexibility for centralized or decentralized ID card issuance

DTC550 Card Printer/Encoders are some of the most reliable and versatile ID card printers available. With optional networking capabilities, the DTC550 supports secure ID card
issuance distributed throughout your organization. Even in stand-alone card identity systems, the DTC550 offers single- or dual-sided printing with a variety of encoding and lamination options.

The DTC550 handles a wide range of applications, from on-demand photo IDs, to high-volume customer loyalty cards, to sophisticated access cards with embedded electronics.

Easily integrates into your IT infrastructure

With its optional Ethernet port and internal print server, the DTC550 can be added to your network as easily as any workgroup printer. It provides bi-directional status information, so you can monitor and manage the DTC550 from anywhere on the network using software like Fargo’s Print Security Manager™.

Designed for high productivity and ease of use

The DTC550 supports secure, productive ID card printing for high-demand users like large corporations and service bureaus.
  • SecureMark® Technology protects your entire card issuance process, from materials management to printer access.
  • 200-card capacity dual input hopper switches between two different card stocks without stopping to reload.
  • Print, read/write and laminate up to three different e-card technologies plus mag stripe all in a single pass (depending on installed options).
Product Benefits

Versatile and reliable, on a network or working alone.

With a variety of encoding, lamination and connectivity options, the DTC550 fits a wide range of applications, from a single ID badging station to a networked service bureau. Even the basic features of the DTC550 are impressive, with full-color Direct-to-Card printing technology, single- and dual-sided printing, intuitive SmartScreen™ control panel, Dual Card Hopper and more.

Prevent tampering and unauthorized use by giving cards an extra layer of security and durability with the Card Lamination option.
Reduce operator confusion, troubleshooting and downtime with clear guidance from status messages and prompts on the SmartScreen LCD Control Panel.
Produce different types of cards and designs without interruption by switching between two different card stocks in the Dual Card Hopper.
Reduce “card doesn’t work” calls to your card program administrator and improve quality by collecting incomplete or improperly encoded cards in the Card Reject Hopper.
Print from multiple PC stations onto one DTC550 through a secure network connection with the optional Ethernet port and internal print server.
Streamline production by encoding up to three e-card technologies in one pass.



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DTC550 Model Specifications

DTC550 Series Input Hoppers Card Capacity Encoding Option* Lamination Module Dual-sided Printing Ethernet w/ Print Server
Card Printer/Encoders  
DTC550 2 100 each Optional Optional Optional Optional


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