Fargo DTC1500 ID Card Printer - Dual-Sided

Fargo DTC1500 ID Card Printer - Dual-Sided

Item#: 51405



  • Dual-sided direct-to-card printer ideal for when high printing volume and/or high security is needed
  • Special features: standard 100-card input and output hopper, password protection, rewrite printing capability, standard USB & Ethernet, custom watermark overlay, resin scramble data protection
  • Optional upgrades: encoding, lamination, wireless connectivity, extended warranty and loaner coverage plans
  • Also available: dual-sided printer lamination

What's Included

  • DTC1500 printer
  • USB cable
  • Power cord
  • 3 year printer & printhead warranty

The mid-range, high-capacity Fargo DTC1500 ID card printer marks the debut of several of Fargo's latest card printer features:

  • Watermark overlay - for producing a transparent, custom watermark on your cards to dissuade fraudulent duplication
  • Resin scramble - for erasing data from the "K" panel of your used printer ribbons
  • Resin threshold - for manually defining and adjusting "K" panel use based on color concentration

In sum, these innovative new features make the DTC1500 a force to be reckoned with. Not only does this model offer advanced security at an affordable price, it's also energy-efficient (GreenCircle® certified), configurable and field-upgradeable, and backed by an industry-leading three-year warranty.

  • Professional-grade card printing at a value price
    Made to print highly personalized credentials, the dual-sided Fargo DTC1500 offers the flexibility and printing capacity of Fargo's professional class printers, but at a lower cost. It comes standard with Ethernet, offers built-in security features, and includes Fargo's new resin threshold feature for manually adjustable "K" panel printing. It's also equipped with 100-card input/output hoppers for volume printing and boasts printing speeds of up to 225 dual-sided or 600 single-sided cards per hour.

  • Easy to upgrade with user-installable modules
    The DTC1500 51405 dual-sided printer is modularly designed and compatible Fargo's with user-installable field upgrades for single-sided lamination, wireless connectivity, and encoding.

    Custom configure your DTC1500 to meet your initial printing needs, then add additional features if and when your program needs evolve - all without manufacturer assistance or printer downtime. A wise investment for growing organizations, the Fargo DTC1500 ID printer is designed to accommodate changing program requirements.

  • Resin scramble, password protection & data encryption
    Fargo's new resin scramble security feature allows you to render "K" panel text unreadable simply by shifting the panel between print passes. To use, go to the 'Device Options' tab of you printer driver and check "Enable Resin Scramble" under Options. The DTC1500 also offers password protection to prevent unauthorized users from operating the printer and AES 256 encryption for data security.

  • New "O" panel watermark feature
    With the DTC1500, you can apply a transparent visual security element of your own design to your printed cards as a permanent watermark using the "O" or overlay panel of a YMCKO ribbon. This security feature ensures that credentials printed by your DTC1500 card printer are virtually non-duplicable. Plus, it's cost-efficient - no need to invest in foil cards or expensive holographic overlaminates. Simply use the "O" panel of a standard ribbon.

  • Volume printing with a low cost of ownership
    The dual-sided DTC1500 card printer accepts Fargo's low-cost, high-capacity print ribbons, bringing the average cost per card down to less than 29 cents - the lowest on the market for YMCKO printing. In addition, the DTC1500 is GreenCircle® certified for its energy efficiency, and accepts Fargo's earth-friendly refillable ECO ribbons, which require a reusable ECO cartridge.

Upgrade and Customization Options

The following features are available as post-purchase upgrades (sold separately), or are configuration options that can be added to your printer prior to checking out:

  • Lamination (sold separately)
    Add single-sided lamination to your cards for additional security and extended card life with Fargo's user-installable laminator module. You may add lamination to your dual-sided DTC1500 at any time, or see the Fargo DTC1500 Dual-Sided ID Card Printer with Lamination.

  • Wi-Fi (sold separately)
    While the DTC1500 has you covered with USB and Ethernet, you also have the option to add on Wi-Fi connectivity with Fargo's DTC Wi-Fi Accessory, which gives you the ability to print and encode remotely.

  • Card encoding
    The dual-sided DTC1500 Fargo printer is configurable - and offers user-installable modules - for several card encoding options, including magnetic stripe encoding, contact or contactless smart card encoding, and proximity card encoding.

  • Plasco ID extended warranty plans
    Plasco ID offers extended warranty plans with satisfaction-guaranteed service handled by our in-house, knowledgeable technical support team. Our extended warranty plans include support via a toll-free number or live chat, total parts replacement plus labor, and fast turn-around on printer repairs.

  • Card printer training
    Purchase a custom training session with our in-house Technical Support team to get your new Fargo DTC15000 ID card printer up and running smoothly. We tailor each training session to meet the needs of the customer. A typical printer training session may cover topics such as:
    • Card printer installation assistance
    • A review of the printer's user interface
    • How to load the ribbon and cards
    • Special printer features


Printing Capability Single-sided & dual-sided printing
Printing Speeds (sec/card) 6 seconds per single-sided monchrome (K) card
8 seconds per single-sided monochrome (KO) card
16 seconds per single-sided full-color (YMCKO) card
24 seconds per dual-sided full-color (YMCKOK) card
Input Hopper Capacity 100
Output Hopper Capacity 100
Card Sizes Accepted CR80 - standard PVC or PET (CR80 is the size of a standard credit card)
CR79 - adhesive-back (CR79 is slightly smaller than the size of a standard credit card)
Card Thickness Accepted 9-40 mil
Interface USB 2.0 & Ethernet w/ internal print server
Software Drivers Microsoft® Windows® Windows Server 2003, 2008 & 2012, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
Warranty 3 years on printer and printhead (unlimited pass with Ultracard™)
Weight & Dimensions 11 lbs, 9.8'' H x 18.7'' W x 9.2'' D (249 mm H x 475 mm W x 234 mm)
Printer Includes USB cable
US/International power cords
CD with printer drivers & user guide

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