Fargo HDP8500 | The highest security ID Printer on the market



The most reliable, high duty performance ID card printer in the industry.

The FARGO® HDP8500 Industrial Card Printer/­Encoder is the superior industrial ID printer for extended-run, high throughput credential perso­nali­zation and issuance.

It's especially suited for the high duty cycle requirements of large government ID card program.

The HDP8500 is loaded with features that allow you to produce IDs reliably and continuously, even in the most demanding environments.

  • For High Duty Performance - a 400-card input capacity; graphical touch screen user interface; built-in security features like PIN access and resin ribbon data-erase; and an air filtration system.
  • With High Definition Printing - HID's fifth generation HDP engine produces prints crisp, over-the-edge images on a wide variety of technology cards and card materials.

Encoding Features:

  • Magnetic stripe encoder - 1, 2 and 3 track.
  • Smart card contact station
  • Combined MIFARE® contactless and contact encoder.

Optional Features:

  • Lamination Module
  • Additional Encoding Options

Available Upgrade

The HDP8500LE Industrial Card Laser Engraver

            FARGO HDP8500LE 工业卡激光雕刻机-HID Global

Ideal for 

  • Government-to-citizen IDs:
    • Driver Licenses
    • National IDs
    • Border crossing cards
    • Voter registration
  • Service bureau ID production
  • University student ID/payment cards

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HDP8500 Specifications

  • Print Method: HDP dye-sublimation / resin thermal transfer
  • Print Platform: Standard, dual-sided printing
  • Resolution: 300 dpi (11.8 dots/mm)
  • Colors: Up to 16.7 million/256 shades per pixel
  • Print Speed (batch mode): Up to 1200 cards per shift/24 seconds per card (YMC with transfer)
  • Accepted Card Sizes: CR-80
  • Dual Input Card Hoppers: (2) 200-card hoppers; Total capacity 400 cards
  • Output Hopper Card Capacity: (1) 200-card hopper
  • Field-upgradeable Options:
    • Laser Engraving
    • Card Lamination Module - dual-sided (simultaneous)
    • Magnetic stripe encoding
    • Smart card encoding (contact/­contactless)
    • Custom secure holographic HDP Film and overlaminate
    • Secure proprietary consumables system
    • Andon production status light
    • iCLASS® programming platform kit
    • ISO Card Flattener
    • High Durable HDP Film for enhanced card durability
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