Fargo HDP8500 ID Card Printer (Single and Dual Sided)

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The industrial Fargo HDP8500 dual-sided printer delivers reliable, high duty performance, meeting the high demand and security needs of large organizations. It features high definition printing (HDP) - also known as retransfer printing - for superior print quality on virtually any card type.

The Fargo HDP8500 dual-sided card printer is loaded with features to ensure reliability and efficiency, including dual input hoppers, enhanced card and consumable material handling, and a built-in air filtration system. A number of security features ensure the system is protected from unauthorized use. The system is backed by a 3-year printer warranty and a lifetime printhead warranty.

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  • High-definition printing (HDP)

Traditional dye sublimation printers, ribbon and cards come in direct contact with the printhead. This can affect image quality and even cause damage to your printhead if you are using cards that have smart chips, or embedded antennas and circuits. In contrast, the HDP8500 dual-sided printer prints your images on HDP film that is then fused to your card via heat and pressure, producing flawless printing on any surface. This technology, also known as retransfer printing, makes it an ideal choice for printing on technology cards.

  • High performance

The HDP8500 dual-sided printer delivers reliable, high-duty performance. It's designed to meet the high demand found in large government entities, service bureaus, universities, and large enterprises. With a heavy duty metal enclosure, dual input hoppers, and powerful stepper motors, the HDP8500 dual-sided printer can endure long print shifts and required minimal operator intervention, saving time and money. In addition, the printer has multi-processing capabilities to improve productivity; for example, the system can print a card while encoding a second card and laminating a third.

  • Built-in security for printer and consumables

The Fargo HDP8500 88500 printer features the highest level of security available. The Fargo HDP8500 88500 printer has physical locks on all access points to protect the ribbon, film, and printed and unprinted cards. In addition, to the physical locks, electronic PIN access can be required to accept print jobs. To protect electronic data that passes through the printer, it uses advanced encryption standard (AES) 256 and a resin-erase feature to remove personal data on ribbon panels.

  • Card durability and security

In addition to printer security, the Fargo 88500 allows you to implement a number of security features into your cards, including UV printing, holographic retransfer film, holographic lamination, and more.

The Fargo 88500 is ideal for ID cards that need to last. It works with durable consumables to ensure a long card life. Clear and holographic lamination provides additional card durability and security. Plus, you can optionally use an extra durable retransfer film for greater abrasion resistance.

  • Enhanced system reliability for challenging environments

The Fargo 88500 is designed to withstand the most challenging operating environments, including non-climate controlled areas, high heat, and dust. An airflow and filtration system, dust seals, and internal temperature sensors maintain optimal printing conditions within the unit. In-line cleaning stations remove card debris through the printing process to prevent defective card prints and printer jams.

  • Intuitive user-interface

The Fargo 88500 dual-sided printer provides easy-to-understand status messages and instructions via its 3.2'' touch screen display - an industry first!

  • Built-in USB and Ethernet connectivity

Your card issuance application does not have to be limited to a stand-alone badging station. Operate your card printing and encoding application safely and seamlessly over your network with the Fargo HDP8500's built-in Ethernet connectivity and internal print path. The printer is additionally fitted with USB connectivity.

Fargo HDP8500 Specifications

Printing Capability Single-sided & dual-sided printing
Printing Speeds (sec/card) 24 seconds (full-color (YMC) single-sided card)
29 seconds (full-color (YMCK) single-sided card)
40 seconds per dual-sided full-color (YMCKK) card
Input Hopper Capacity Dual Hoppers - 200 each
Output Hopper Capacity 200
Noise Level: Operating: 46 dB (A)
Card Sizes Accepted CR80 - standard PVC or PET (CR80 is the size of a standard credit card)
Card Thickness Accepted 30-50 mil
Interface USB & Ethernet with internal print server
Software Drivers Microsoft® Windows® 2000, XP, Windows Server 2003, Vista (32- & 64-bit), Windows 7 (32- & 64-bit); Linux
Mac OS X v10.4/v10.5
Warranty 3 years on printer and lifetime printhead coverage (unlimited passes with Fargo-certified supplies)
Weight & Dimensions 61 lbs (27.7 kg), 15.5'' H x 28.2'' W x 14.0'' D (394mm x 716mm x 356mm)
Printer Includes USB cable
US/International power cords
CD with printer drivers & user guide

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