Fargo Electronics Announces Fourth Quarter 2005 Conference Call

Minneapolis (February 15, 2006) – Fargo Electronics, Inc. (NASDAQ – FRGO) today announced that it will release financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year 2005 on Wednesday, March 1, 2006, before the market opens.

Gary Holland, Fargo’s president and chief executive officer, and Paul Stephenson, Fargo’s chief financial officer, will host a conference call to discuss the fourth quarter 2005 results on Wednesday, March 1, 2006, at 10:00 a.m. Central Time.  Investors may access the call by dialing 1-800-240-2134.  A link to a simultaneous web cast of the conference will be available at www.fargo.com in the Corporate Info/Investor Info section.

The web cast is also being distributed over Thomson Financial’s Investor Distribution Network to both institutional and individual investors.  Individual investors can listen to the call through Thomson Financial’s individual investor center at www.fulldisclosure.com or by visiting any of the investor sites in Thomson Financial’s Individual Investor Network.  Institutional investors can access the call via Thomson Financial’s password-protected event management site at www.streetevents.com.

A digital audio replay of the web cast conference call will be available through midnight March 10, 2006, at 1-800-405-2236, passcode 11053959#, or at www.fargo.com in the Corporate Info/Investor Info section.

About Fargo
Founded in 1974, Fargo Electronics is a global leader in the development of secure technologies for identity card issuance systems, including secure card printer/encoders, materials and software. The company has sold more than 100,000 systems in the U.S. and over 80 other countries worldwide. Fargo card issuance systems reduce vulnerabilities and potential for loss of time, money and lives by continually improving the security of identity credentials. Fargo provides physical, information, and transaction security for a wide variety of applications and industries, including government, corporate, national IDs, drivers' licenses, universities, schools and membership. Based in Minneapolis, Minn., Fargo markets its products through a global distribution network of professional security.