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Fargo DTC400

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Fargo DTC400

SKU: 44100

Retail Price: $2,895.00
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The unbelievably easy and secure way to print and encode plastic ID cards.

When it comes to printing and encoding plastic ID cards, nothing is easier or more secure than the Fargo DTC400.
There's no easier way to increase your employees' security and decrease your organization's vulnerability to loss than by issuing photo ID cards. Fargo’s next-generation DTC400 Direct-to-Card Printer/Encoder is specifically designed to make issuing IDs and securing your organization go smoothly. It's simple to operate and virtually maintenance-free. Plus, it can scale easily as your needs expand. When you add in Fargo's Print Security Suite, the DTC400 is not only the easiest card identity system in its class, it's also the most secure.

Never hassle with ribbons or card cleaning again.
The DTC400’s all-in-one print ribbon/card cleaning system – the SmartLoad™ Ribbon Cartridge – installs in one easy step. A SmartClean™ Roller is integrated into every cartridge, so there’s no need to deal with a separate card cleaning mechanism.
  SmartLoad Ribbon Cartridge

Never again wonder what your printer is trying to tell you.
Unlike other card printers that communicate with confusing, blinking LED lights, the DTC400 communicates via its SmartScreen™ LCD Control Panel. This clear display offers easy-to-understand prompts and commands, so you’ll always know the status of print jobs.
Smartscreen LCD

Think your needs might change? Never fear, the DTC400 adapts easily.
Add encoding and/or dual-sided printing modules to your DTC400 as your security system grows. Order the DTC400 that's right for you today; and rest easy, knowing you can add card encoding and dual-sided printing modules to it tomorrow.
DTC400 with magnetic encoding module


Card identity security starts with Print Security Suite from Fargo.
These five powerful, user-friendly software applications help control, monitor, maintain and secure your system. Security between your printer/encoder, software and materials is smoothly integrated.

Compatibility is guaranteed.
The Fargo DTC400 Card Printer/Encoder meets Microsoft® standards for Windows® compatibility.


Fargo DTC400 Specifications
Print Method Dye-Sublimation / Resin Thermal Transfer
Resolution 300 dpi (11.8 dots/mm)
Colors Up to 16.7 million / 256 shades per pixel
Print Ribbon Options
  • Full-color with resin black and overlay panel, YMCKO*, 250 prints
  • Full-color with two resin black panels and overlay panel, YMCKOK*, 200 prints
  • Resin black and overlay panel, KO, 500 prints
  • Resin black, 1,000 prints; green, blue, red, white, 1,000 prints; silver and gold, 500 prints
  • Full-color with fluorescing, resin black and overlay panel, YMCFKO*, 200 prints
Print Speed
  • 7 seconds per card (K)*
  • 12 seconds per card (KO)*
  • 27 seconds per card (YMCKO)*
  • 35 seconds per card (YMCKOK)*
Accepted Standard Card Sizes CR-80 (3.375"L x 2.125"W / 85.6mmL x 54mmW)
Print Area CR-80 edge-to-edge (3.37"L x 2.11"W / 85.5mmL x 53.5mmW)
Accepted Card Thickness 20 mil to 30 mil (.020" to .030" / .51mm to .76mm)
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 100 cards (.030" / .762mm)
Output Hopper Card Capacity 30 cards (.030" / .762mm)
Card Cleaning Card cleaning roller integrated into ribbon cartridge; cleaning roller is automaticallyreplaced with each new ribbon used
Memory 2MB RAM
Display Easy-to-read, backlit LCD Control Panel
Software Drivers Windows®98SE/Me/2000/XP
Interface USB 1.1 (USB 2.0 compatible)
Dimensions 7.9"H x 13.62"W x 8.14"D / 201mmH x 346mmW x 207mmD (single-sided printer)
7.9"H x 18.28"W x 8.14"D / 201mmH x 464mmW x 207mmD (with dual-sided and/or e-card encoding module)
Weight 8 lbs. / 3.63 kg
Supply Voltage 100–240 VAC, 3.3 A
Warranty Printer – One year; optional Extended Warranty Program (U.S. only)
Printhead – One year, unlimited pass with UltraCard™ Cards
Encoding Options ISO Magnetic Stripe Encoding Module, dual high- and low-coercivity, Tracks 1, 2, and 3

  Description SKU Price Qty  
Standard Black (K) Cartridge w/Cleaning Roller
Standard Black (K) Cartridge w/Cleaning Roller
Standard Resin black 1000 images DTC 300
44202 Sign In for our discount price
Premium Black (K) Cartridge w/Cleaning Roller
Premium Black (K) Cartridge w/Cleaning Roller
Premium K resin black 1000 print ribbon for DTC 300
44201 Sign In for our discount price
YMCKO Color Cartridge w/Cleaning Roller DTC400 ONLY
YMCKO Color Cartridge w/Cleaning Roller DTC400 ONLY
Full-color ribbon with resin black and clear overlay pane – 250 images
RI-FG-44230 Sign In for our discount price