Fargo DTC1250e ID Card Printer

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An Incredibly simple solution
for schools and offices

The DTC1250e photo ID system is the fastest printer in its class, allowing you to produce more visually rich full colour cards effortlessly at an affordable price. Ideal for first-time buyers with low printing volume and keeps printing downtime to a minimum.


Print full colour 
identification cards  

In just 16 seconds print a full colour ID card, go a step further and print a dual sided card in  24 seconds. 


output card prints 

Simple, reliable and affordable photo ID card perso­nali­zation delivering a new level of durable, vibrant photo like images and text on your card.


Plug-in and play 
designed for simplicity

The intuitive user-focused design of this low printing volume printer allows for easy setup  and effortless to use. Follow the setup guide and get up and running in no time.


Fastest in its class
minimize waiting time

The Fargo DTC1250e is the fastest printer in its class, minimize wait time for ID cards with this printer.


Get the full benefit
of your card printer

  • Identification Cards
  • Membership / Loyalty Cards
  • Staff / Employee Pass
  • Visitor Badges
  • University / Student Pass

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I install the ribbon? Our experts have crafted a guide on how to change the printer ribbon. We reccommend the Fargo 4500 YMCKO Ribbon, simply because of the full colour spectrum it offers.

More Information

The Fargo DTC 1250e card printer is the fastest fargo printer in its class. Despite its speed the quality of print is visually-rich. The compact footprint makes the Fargo DTC 1250e easy to use in a range of office environments, you can upgrade the printer to include a iCLASS SE encoder which will allow you to create secure personalised cards. 

The WiFi accessory is a optional upgrade that will allow you to effectively print anytime, anywhere opening up a range of different uses for the printer. This printer is a direct to card printer which also have intuitive features such as a SmartScreen display allowing the printer to be easy to set up, operate and maintain. 

This Fargo printer is a backed by a three year warranty ensuring you you receive and retain the maximum value from the most trusted namein secure identity solutions.

GreenCircle® Certified Product:

Provides organizations with a high-performance, energy-efficient photo ID printing solution that supports corporate sustainability initiatives while reducing costs. The sustainable attributes of HID card printers were third-party certified by GreenCircle Certified, LLC. The certification process verified up to a 53% energy savings for the DTC1250e card printer. The default time for sleep mode has been factory-set to five minutes, and printer design enhancements reduce the power consumption while in standby or sleep mode. Energy savings are calculated based on an assessment to a comparable product currently sold in the marketplace.


Printing Single Sided (Dual-Side Upgrade)
Print Type Dye-Sublimation/­Resin Thermal Transfer
Print Area Edge-to-Edge
Resolution 300dpi 


Card Feeding Automatic
Card Size ISO CR80, CR-79 adhesive back
Card Thickness 0.38 – 0.76 mm (15 to 30 mil)
Card Type PVC, PET, Composite PVC


Input Hopper 100 cards
Output Hopper Single Sided: 30 cards / Dual Sided: 100 cards.

Print Speed

K 6 seconds per card
KO 8 seconds per card
YMCKO 16 seconds per card
YMCKOK 24 seconds per card


Supported Platforms Microsoft Windows 7/8/10, Mac OS, Linux
Memory 32MB RAM
Control Panel 1 LED Button
Communications USB, Ethernet (Option)
Supply Voltage 100-240 VAC, 1.6A
Interface USB 2.0 (high speed) and Ethernet with internal print server
Temperature 18~27 C
Humidity 20~80% non-condensing


Dimension (H × W × D) Single-Sided (224mm x 348mm x 201mm) 
Dimension (H × W × D) Dual-Sided (249mm x 475mm x 234mm) 


Kg/Lbs Single-sided: 3.4kg/7.5lbs / Dual-sided: 4.54kg/10lbs


What’s in the box

  • Fargo DTC1250e ID Card Printer
  • USB Cable
  • Printer power supply and cord
  • Input and output card hoppers
  • Driver installation disk and guide

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