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Fargo DTC1000Me Card Printers Data Sheet


  • Affordable – Economical and reliable ID issuance.
  • Convenient operation – Plug-and-play, with minimal maintenance required.
  • Efficient – Simple all-in-one card personalization with optional magnetic stripe encoding.
  • Interoperable – Compatible with both Asure ID card personalization software and EasyLobby Secure Visitor Management software, as well as similar third-party applications.
  • Additional Data Protection – Secure data sent to printer with AES-256 decryption.

The FARGO DTC1000Me Monochrome printer delivers the ultimate simplicity in card personalization. The affordable printer is easy to use, virtually maintenance-free and economical to operate.

The DTC1000Me is a cost-effective, low-to-moderate-volume card issuance solution for organizations such as casinos, financial services firms, small businesses and retailers. An eco-friendly erase-and-rewrite option also makes the printer ideal for visitor badges and temporary worker ID applications.

The DTC1000Me 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 assures clear reproduction of photo images, bar codes and alphanumeric data.

Connect quickly via USB or optional Ethernet port and begin creating ID badges within seconds. With the built-in Swift ID™ application, you can start printing without having to install any additional software. Receive instant system status cues through color-coded buttons during your printing operation.

Ribbon options include standard or premium black; or your choice of green, blue, red, white, silver, gold, silver metallic or gold metallic. Choose from easy (EZ), all-in-one print resin ribbon and card cleaner or the more economical and eco-friendly (ECO) refill resin ribbons.

For magnetic stripe cards, an optional module enables inline, one-step encoding and card printing.

The FARGO DTC1000Me Monochrome printer is built to the quality and reliability standards of every Genuine HID product. It is fully interoperable with other HID Global products and solutions, as well as most third-party systems, enabling organizations to leverage their existing technology investments.


  • Simple one-color, single-side, edge-to-edge printing.
  • Leverage mobile printing with a wireless accessory for Ethernet-enabled printers.
  • Choose from either the easy-to-use, all-in-one ribbon cassette (EZ ribbons) or the more economical and eco-friendly refill-ribbon (ECO ribbons).
  • Print to standard CR-80 and CR-79 cards, from 9 mil to 40 mil thick.
  • Optional, cost-effective, resin-erase and rewrite capability for visitor badges and temporary workers.
  • Optional magnetic stripe encoding.


  • Bank and financial services payment cards.
  • Casino employee and member ID Cards.
  • Small- to medium-sized business employee and temporary badges.
  • Retail loyalty program member ID and payment cards.

Model Name

DTC1000Me Monochrome

Print Method

Dye-sublimation / resin thermal transfer


300 dpi (11.8 dots/mm)


Monochrome: black, green, blue, red, white, silver metallic and gold metallic

Print Ribbon Options

Options include easy-to-use ribbon with disposable ribbon cartridge (EZ) and more economical and eco-friendly refill ribbon for cartridge (ECO).

                Resin black (standard and premium): 1,000 prints, Both EZ and ECO

                Resin black and overlay panel, KO*: 500 prints, EZ only

                Resin green, blue, red, and white: 1000 prints, EZ only

                Resin silver and gold metallic: 500 prints, EZ only

                Rewrite technology - no ribbon is required

                Standard resin black refillable ribbon cartridge (included) 

Print Speed**

6 seconds per card (K*); 8 seconds per card (KO*)

Accepted Standard Card Sizes

CR-80, 3.375 in. L x 2.125 in W (85.6 mm L x 54 mm W); CR-79 adhesive back, 3.313 in L x 2.063 in W (84.1 mm L x 52.4 mm W)

Print Area

CR-80 edge-to-edge, 3.36 in L x 2.11 in W (85.3 mm L x 53.7 mm W); CR-79, 3.3 in L x 2.04 in W (83.8 mm L x 51.8 mm W)

Accepted Card Thickness

Print only: .009" - .040" / 9 mil - 40 mil / .229 mm - 1.016 mm

Accepted Card Types

PVC or polyester cards with polished PVC finish; monochrome resin required for 100% polyester cards; optical memory cards with PVC finish

Input Hopper Card Capacity

(.030" / .762 mm)

Output Hopper Card Capacity

Up to 30 cards at (.030" / .762 mm)

Card Cleaning

Card cleaning roller integrated into ribbon cartridge; cleaning roller is automatically replaced with each ribbon change



Software Drivers

Windows® XP and Windows Vista (32 bit & 64 bit); Server 2003 & 2008; Windows 7; Windows 8 (32 bit & 64 bit)

MAC: OS X 10.5/10.6/10.7/10.8; (Available soon) Linux*** (Available soon)


USB 2.0, optional Ethernet with internal print server

Operating Temperature

65° to 80° F / 18° to 27° C


20% to 80% non-condensing


8.8" H x 13.7" W x 7.9" D (224 mm H x 348 mm W x 201 mm D)


7.5 lbs (3.4 Kg)

Agency Listings

Safety: UL 60950-2, CSA C22.2 (60950-07), and CE; EMC: FCC Class A, CE (EN 55022 Class A, EN 55024), CCC, BSMI, KC

Environmental Features

ENERGY STAR qualified card printer (base models only without encoders)

Supply Voltage

100-240Vac, 50-60Hz, 1.6 Amps max.

Supply Frequency

50 Hz / 60 Hz


Printer – three years; printhead – three years, unlimited pass with UltraCard

Encoding Options

ISO magnetic stripe encoding, dual high- and low-coercivity, Tracks 1, 2 and 3


Ethernet with internal print server, printer cleaning kit, Ethernet-enabled printer supports

wireless accessory, secure proprietary consumables system


Swift ID™, embedded badging application

FARGO Workbench™ diagnostic utility


Color changing status buttons