The versatility of the DTC4500 is unsurpassed from loyalty cards to sophisticated access cards with
embedded electronics. Empowered by an extremely robust and highly-reliable print engine, this high-volume
printer delivers speed, power and versatility rolled into one.
High capacity ribbons enable the DTC4500 to print twice as many full color cards than most printers before
the ribbon has to be changed, providing continuous high quality-card printing and encoding.
The DTC4500 offers field-upgradable options for migration to higher levels of security in
w Optional card lamination for applying overlaminates to produce high-secure cards that resist forgery and
increase card durability; and unique, dual-sided simultaneous lamination also saves time with increased
w Dual-sided printing module provides more space for card holder information and security features like
duplicate photo and digital-signature.
w Technology encoding modules encode data for magnetic stripe, proximity, contact and/or contactless
technology cards, such as iCLASS®, for access control or other applications.
The DTC4500 combines a high level of security with the convenience to easily print what you
w Built-in security with password-protected printer operation and fluorescent panel printing for a cost
effective and dynamic increase in card security.
w SmartScreen™ graphical display provides easy-to-follow prompts to be sure you’ll always know the status
of the printer.
w Standard dual-input card hopper for increased capacity or management of multiple card types.
w Easy integration into existing IT infrastructures through the built-in Ethernet and USB connection, allowing
for centralized or remote ID card issuance.
w Industry’s first inline card printing and technology card encoding with one connection using USB or
w Fully compatible with Asure ID® card personalization software for badge design, database management
and technology card encoding.
The FARGO® DTC4500 is built with Genuine HID™ technology and is fully interoperable with other
products in the HID ecosystem, enabling organizations to leverage their existing HID technology
Print Method Dye-Sublimation / Resin Thermal Transfer
Resolution 300 dpi (11.8 dots/mm) continuous tone
Colors Up to 16.7 million / 256 shades per pixel
Print Ribbon Options • Full-color with resin black and overlay panel, YMCKO*, 500 prints
• Full-color half-panel with resin black and overlay panel, YMCKO*, 850 prints
• Full-color with two resin black panels and overlay panel, YMCKOK*, 500 prints
• Full-color with fluorescing, resin black and overlay panel, YMCFKO*, 500 prints
• Full-color with fluorescing, two resin black panels and overlay panel, YMCFKOK*, 400 prints
• Full-color with two resin black panels and overlay panel, YMCKK*, 500 prints
• Resin black and overlay panel, KO*, 1250 prints
• Dye-sublimation black and overlay panel, BO*, 1250 prints
• Resin black (standard and premium), 3000 prints
• Resin green, blue, red, white, silver and gold, 2000 prints
• Rewrite technology - no ribbon required
Print Speed** 7 seconds per card (K*); 12 seconds per card (KO*); 24 seconds per card (YMCKO*); 31 seconds per card (YMCKOK*)
Accepted Standard Card Sizes CR-80 (3.375˝L x 2.125˝W / 85.6mmL x 54mmW); CR-79 Adhesive Back (3.313˝L x 2.063˝W / 84.1mmL x 52.4mmW)
Print Area CR-80 edge-to-edge (3.36˝L x 2.11˝W / 85.3mmL x 53.7mmW); CR-79 (3.3˝L x 2.04˝W / 83.8mmL x 51.8mmW)
Accepted Card Thickness Print Only: .009˝ - .040˝ / 9 mil - 40 mil / .229mm - 1.016mm; Print/Lamination: .030˝ - .040˝ / 30 mil - 40 mil / .762mm - 1.02mm
Accepted Card Types PVC or polyester cards with polished PVC finish; monochrome resin required for100% polyester cards;
optical memory cards with PVC finish; rewrite
Input Hopper Card Capacity Dual-Input Card Hopper (200 cards)
Output Hopper Card Capacity Up to 100 cards (.030˝ / .762mm)
Reject Hopper Card Capacity Up to 100 cards (.030˝ / .762mm) - same-side input/output card hopper or lamination module required
Card Cleaning Card cleaning roller integrated into ribbon cartridge; cleaning roller is automatically replaced with each ribbon change
Memory 32 MB RAM
Software Drivers Windows® XP / Vista™ (32 bit & 64 bit) / Server 2003 & 2008 / Windows® 7 / Linux®
Interface USB 2.0 and Ethernet with internal print server
Operating Temperature 65° to 80° F / 18° to 27° C
Humidity 20–80% non-condensing
Dimensions Single-Sided Printer: 9.8˝H x 18.1˝W x 9.2˝D / 249mmH x 460mmW x 234mmD
Dual-Sided Printer: 9.8˝H x 18.7˝W x 9.2˝D / 249mmH x 475mmW x 234mmD
Printer + Lam: 18.9˝H x 18.7˝W x 9.2˝D / 480mmH x 475mmW x 234mmD
Weight Single-Sided Printer: 9lbs / 4.1 Kg; Dual-Sided Printer: 11lbs / 5 Kg; Printer + Lam: 20 lbs / 9.1 Kg
Agency Listings Safety: UL 60950-1, CSA C22.2 (60950-1), and CE; EMC: FCC Class A, CRC c1374, CE (EN 55022 Class A, EN 55024), CCC, BSMI, KCC
Supply Voltage 100-240 VAC, 3.3 A
Supply Frequency 50 Hz / 60 Hz
Warranty Printer – Two years; Printhead – Two years, unlimited pass with UltraCard™
Encoding Options 125 kHz (HID Prox) reader; 13.56 MHz (iCLASS, MIFARE, ISO 14443 A/B, ISO 15693) read/write encoder; Contact Smart Card Encoder reads
from and writes to all ISO7816 1/2/3/4 memory and microprocessor smart cards (T=0, T=1) as well as synchronous cards; ISO Magnetic Stripe
Encoding, dual high- and low-coercivity, Tracks 1, 2 and 3
Options Single Wire Ethernet and USB 2.0 interface for inline printing and encoding (note: single wire Ethernet encoding is only available for iCLASS® and
contact smart card encoding); Dual-Sided Printing Module - Upgradable; Same-Side Input/Output Card Hopper - Upgradable; Smart Card Encoding
(contact/contactless) - Upgradable; Magnetic Stripe Encoding - Upgradable; Printer Cleaning Kit; Single- or dual-sided simultaneous lamination
Software Swift ID™ Embedded Badging Application, FARGO Workbench Diagnosis Utility
Display User friendly, SmartScreen™ graphical display
Printer Security Printer access password protected; Kensington® lock compatibility