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Powerful Fargo HDP5000 Laminating ID card system for printing dual-sided, high definition cards with durable single-sided lamination
A major advantage of the Fargo HDP5000 Laminating ID Card System is the high-quality durable ID cards. This system is ideal for organizations looking to print employee, member, volunteer cards and more with detailed graphics and added durability to withstand everyday use.
Fargo has once again proven itself as the ID card industry leader with the introduction of the HDP5000 high definition printer/encoder. In today's high-security world, many companies and organizations have a need for ID cards that go beyond simple photo IDs.
The modular design of the HDP5000 allows users to easily upgrade the machine for card applications requiring various encoding options, as well as single or duplex laminating. For organizations that issue multiple types of cards, a 200 dual-card hopper allows users to easily switch between two different types of cards. This is a machine that can change with you, as your organization grows.
Ethernet connectivity comes standard with the Fargo HDP5000. This allows multiple authorized users to operate the printer over a network. The machine is also equipped with USB connectivity.
With cartridge-based ribbons, cards, and lamination, reloading and maintaining the HDP5000 is literally a snap. The cleaning process is simple, and each Fargo ribbon comes with a cleaning roller. Operators of the machine are aided by a SmartScreen LCD panel which provides prompts and status messages in several languages.
One of the hallmarks of the HDP5000 is its outstanding print quality. For clear and detailed images and text, there's no better choice than high definition printing. With Fargo high definition printing, the images are first printed on a special film which is then fused to the card's surface. The HDP in HDP5000 stands for High Definition Printing, so you know you're getting a high quality card image.
Aside from looking fantastic, cards produced by high definition printing are also more durable because of the extra layer of protection. This layer also makes the cards more secure and tamper resistant. And for printing on uneven card surfaces, such as those containing embedded electronics, the Fargo HDP5000 produces clean consistent results every time, thanks to the use of high definition film in the printing process.
Lamination adds an extra layer of durability to your cards above what the reverse transfer printing style already adds, protecting them from daily wear and tear and tampering. This single-sided lamination printer will add a clear laminate overlay to the front side of your ID cards.
The Fargo HDP5000 ID card printer comes with a three year global warranty, with one year loaner coverage.
Card design software makes it quick and easy to design cards, print them, and manage your cardholder database. With software features ranging from the very basic up to advanced design options, you'll find software and database options for ID card programs of every size.
With a wide range of capabilities, AlphaCard ID Suite Standard Edition makes it easy to produce professional ID cards with robust security features. AlphaCard ID Suite Standard also supports database connectivity for Microsoft Access, Excel, and Text DB. Design and production are simple with a step-by-step card design wizard. Photos can be captured using any TWIAN or WIA-compliant digital ID camera or device. Design elements such as text, graphics and logos, magnetic stripes and barcodes are easy to incorporate into the design.
New in AlphaCard ID Suite v11: Enhanced card design wizard, improved database functionality and connectivity, high resolution barcodes, and improved language options.
If you will be designing and printing cards from a Mac computer, you'll need to select the AlphaCard ID Builder Mac-compatible software. AlphaCard ID Builder is easy to use and comes in several different editions with a wide range of powerful design and database features. This software is compatible with Mac OSX 10.5 and above.
AlphaCard ID Builder Basic is entry-level software with a built-in database that holds up to 300 records (100 with photos). AlphaCard ID Builder Standard has an unlimited built-in database, or connections for an external XLS, XLSX, CSV, or TXT database. AlphaCard ID Builder Professional connects with external SQLite and MSAccess databases, and allows for multi-layout card designs. AlphaCard ID Builder Elite is the most advanced version with ODBC connections to an external database and user management.
Please Note: This printer's Mac driver does not support barcode or magnetic stripe encoding.
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For PC - AlphaCard ID Suite card design software comes in five versions. Choose from AlphaCard ID Suite Basic, Light, Standard, Professional, or Elite for additional card design, database, encoding & security functionality. For more info, view the Software Selection Guide or call (800) 717-8080.
For Mac - AlphaCard ID Builder is Mac-compatible ID card software available in four editions. Choose from Basic, Standard, Professional, or Elite for Mac-compatible card design and database software with a wide range of professional features. Learn more about AlphaCard ID Builder.
AlphaCard ID Suite v11 software is available in multiple editions to meet the
needs of any organization. From basic card design tools to advanced database & security features, use this guide
to select the right edition.
This is the most advanced edition, with smart card encoding & scripting functionality. If you need any of the following advanced features, choose Elite:
This edition provides advanced database connectivity & data capture functionality. If you need any of the following features, choose Professional:
This edition is the most popular, with flexible design & printing functionality. If you need any of the following features, choose Standard:
AlphaCard ID Builder card design and database software is uniquely designed to
work with Mac computers, giving you the ability to quickly and easily design and print ID cards, and store
cardholder information. Use this guide to select the right edition for your card program.
Choose AlphaCard ID Builder Elite if your organization needs the most advanced software edition, designed with
the most sophisticated design, database, user management, and printing options:
Choose AlphaCard ID Builder Professional for advanced database and design features which give you flexible card
design options including face crop and multi-layout designs:
Choose AlphaCard ID Builder Standard for our most popular edition offering a full range of design and database
Choose AlphaCard ID Builder Basic for small organizations who need entry-level card design options and a
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You can talk directly to our dedicated support team on the phone. On top of our complimentary lifetime email support (1-3 day turnaround) and 30-day setup over the phone, TrueSupport coverage plans will include troubleshooting and technical support via phone and hands-on help via remote desktop assistance during your subscription period from the best technical experts in the industry.
As a TrueSupport subscriber, you'll receive a complimentary cleaning kit and remote printer check-up annually through the duration of your subscription. Through these preventative services, potential future obstacles that could interrupt daily business operations can be avoided.
Within your TrueSupport coverage period, our technical support experts are standing by to offer remote phone support. If your ID card printer requires service, we'll provide a loaner machine to keep your business running while we repair your printer.
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