HID Global Introduces FARGO® DTC1000M Monochrome Printer/Encoder

IRVINE, Calif., March 14, 2012HID Global, trusted leader in solutions for the delivery of secure identity, today announced the expansion of its Genuine HID™ card printer and encoder portfolio with the launch of its new FARGO® DTC1000M Monochrome Printer/Encoder.  The DTC1000M delivers FARGO quality, reliability and ease of use, while providing organizations with a solution that is cost-effective to own and operate and offers a low total cost of ownership.

“The new DTC1000M enables more customers to step up to FARGO quality. From the affordable and convenient DTC1000M, to the high duty performance HDP8500 Industrial Card Printer/Encoder, HID Global offers the broadest range of card personalization systems,” said Dan DeFore, director of product marketing for Secure Issuance with HID Global. “With the release of this entry-level printer, HID is uniquely positioned to meet the complete set of customer card issuance needs with a vast range of cost-effective card printer/encoder options, including card issuance supplies and intuitive ID card issuance software solutions.”

The FARGO DTC1000M is an optimal solution for organizations such as casinos, financial services firms, governments, retailers and small or medium-sized businesses who issue badges requiring only monochrome printing. Additionally, an eco-friendly erase-and-rewrite printing option is ideal for visitor badges and temporary worker IDs.

Product Details

The DTC1000M prints a single-color, edge-to-edge image on one side of a standard CR-80 or CR-79 identification card. The resin thermal transfer process ensures clear reproduction of photo images, bar codes and alphanumeric data. Ribbon options include standard or premium black, or a choice of green, blue, red, white, silver or gold.

The printer also offers a range of consumables options.  For cost-conscious organizations, the DTC1000M is shipped with a refill ribbon cartridge, which when paired with a standard black resin ribbon, offers an extremely affordable and sustainable solution.  When ease of use is paramount, HID Global also offers a full range of disposable ribbon cartridge options.

The DTC1000M connects quickly via USB or optional Ethernet port and the embedded Swift ID™ application enables users to start printing cards immediately with no software licensing cost. For magnetic stripe cards, an optional module enables inline, one-step encoding and card printing.


The new FARGO DTC1000M Monochrome is available now. Click here for more information.

About HID Global

HID Global is the trusted source for secure identity solutions for millions of customers around the world. Recognized for robust quality, innovative designs and industry leadership, HID Global is the supplier of choice for OEMs, system integrators and application developers serving a variety of markets. These markets include physical and logical access control, including strong authentication and credential management; card printing and personalization; highly secure government ID; and identification technologies used in animal ID and industry and logistics applications. The company's primary brands include HID®, ActivIdentity®, FARGO® and LaserCard®. Headquartered in Irvine, California, HID Global has over 2,100 employees worldwide and operates international offices that support more than 100 countries. HID Global® is an ASSA ABLOY Group brand. For more information, visit www.hidglobal.com.

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