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Fargo HDP5000 Duplex ID Printer

Key Features
  • Single and dual-sided high definition printing
  • Ethernet and USB connectivity
  • Modular design allows for easy upgrades
Buying Guide

How many cards will you likely print in the first year?

  • 100 or less
  • 101 to 500
  • 501 or more
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Fargo HDP5000 Duplex ID Card Printer

The Fargo HDP5000 Duplex printer is the perfect solution for high-definition, dual-sided ID card printing. Dual-sided printing will save you time and energy especially for high-volume print jobs. And if you’re ID card program includes variable, personalized data on both sides of your cards, a full duplex printer is a must.

Along with offering enhanced speed and design flexibility, the HDP5000 Duplex produces ID cards of the highest professional quality thanks to an innovative high definition printing process. The print head never actually comes in direct contact with the card because the design elements are first printed on a special, high definition film. The film is then fused to the card. This extends the life of the print head while also providing exceptionally vivid and crisp images and text. High definition printing also serves as the ideal method for printing on cards with embedded electronics, for instance smart cards and proximity cards.

There’s no limit to the capabilities of the HDP5000. This is a printer that’s truly built for the next generation of ID card applications. It includes both USB and Ethernet interfaces for remote network operation. And its unique modular design allows users to add functionality to the system as their ID programs grow or change. Optional modules are field-upgradeable and include lamination, magnetic stripe encoding, smart card encoding, and proximity technology

Product Features

HDP5000 Duplex Features

  • Single and dual-sided printing
  • High definition printing
  • USB and Ethernet interfaces
  • Fast print speeds
  • Full color and monochrome printing
  • User-friendly cartridge-based ribbon and film
  • Modular design for easy in-field upgrading
  • Options for lamination, and a variety of encoding technologies

System Requirements

General Print & Card Specifications

  • HDP Dye-Sublimation / Resin Thermal Transfer method
  • 300 dpi (11.8 dots/mm) image resolution
  • Up to 16.7 million colors / 256 shades per pixel
  • Over-the-edge printing on CR-80 cards
  • Input card cartridge capacity 100 cards (.030" / .762mm)
  • Output hopper card capacity 200 cards (.030" / .762mm)
  • Replaceable cleaning roller (included with each print ribbon)
  • Accepted standard card sizes CR-80 (3.370"L x 2.125"W / 85.6mmL x 54mmW)

Print Ribbon Options

  • Full-color, YMC*, 750 prints
  • Full-color with resin black, YMCK*, 500 prints
  • Full-color with two resin black panels, YMCKK*, 500 prints
  • Full-color with resin black and heat seal panel for difficult-to-print surfaces, YMCKH*, 500 prints

HDP Film Options

  • Clear (1,500 prints)
  • Standard Holographic (500 prints)
  • Custom Holographic, special order (500 prints)

Overlaminate Options

  • All overlaminates available in clear, standard holographic design or custom holographic design
  • Thermal Transfer Overlaminate, .25 mil thick, 500 prints
  • PolyGuard® Overlaminate, 1.0 mil and .6 mil thick, 250 prints (PolyGuard available in a CR-80 patch size)

Print Speed** (in batch mode)

  • 38 seconds per card / 95 cards per hour (YMC with transfer)*
  • 46 seconds per card / 78 cards per hour (YMCK with transfer)*
  • 70 seconds per card / 51 cards per hour (YMCKK with transfer)*
  • 50 seconds per card / 72 cards per hour (YMCK with transfer and dual-sided, simultaneous lamination)*
  • 75 seconds per card / 48 cards per hour (YMCKK with transfer and dual-sided, simultaneous lamination)*

Accepted Card Thickness and Types

  • Print only: .030" (30 mil) to .050" (50 mil) / .762mm to 1.27mm
  • Print/Lamination: .030" (30 mil) to .040" (40 mil) / .762mm to 1.02mm
  • ABS
  • PVC
  • PET
  • PETG
  • Proximity
  • Contact smart cards
  • Magnetic stripe cards
  • Optical memory cards

Other Printer Specifications

  • 16 MB memory
  • User-friendly, SmartScreen™ LCD Control Panel display
  • Windows® 2000 / XP / Server 2003 / Vista software drivers
  • Single Wire USB 2.0 Encoding


  • Double-sided printing
  • Card Lamination Module – single-sided or double sided
  • ISO Magnetic Stripe Encoding, dual high- and low-coercivity, Tracks 1, 2 and 3
  • Contactless Smart Card Encoder (HID iClass and MIFARE)
  • 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
  • Prox Card Reader (HID read-only)
  • Interface: USB 2.0 (high speed) and Ethernet with internal print server
  • 300-card input hopper (available soon)
  • Door and cartridge locks
  • Cleaning kit

Warranty Information

  • Printer - One year including On-Call Express (U.S. only); optional Extended Warranty Program (U.S. only)
  • Printhead - Lifetime warranty with unlimited passes

System Requirements

  • x86 based PC or compatible
  • Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 2003, or Windows Vista
  • 500MHz computer with 256MB of RAM or higher
  • 500MB free hard disk space or higher


  • Operating Temperature 65° to 90° F / 18° to 32° C
  • Humidity: 20 - 80% non-condensing


  • HDP5000: 11.50"H x 12.25"W x 9.25"D / 292mmH x 313mmW x 235mmD
  • HDP5000 + Dual-Sided Module: 11.50"H x 17.50"W x 9.25"D / 292mmH x 445mmW x 235mmD
  • HDP5000 + Single-Sided Lam Module: 12.75"H x 25"W x 9.25"D / 324mmH x 635mmW x 235mmD
  • HDP5000 + Dual-Sided Module + Dual-Sided Lam Module: 12.75"H x 30"W x 9.25"D / 324mmH x 762mmW x 235mmD
  • Lam Module: 12.75"H x 12.25"W x 9.25"D / 324mmH x 313mmW x 235mmD


  • HDP5000: 16 lbs. / 7.3 kg
  • HDP5000 + Dual-Sided Module: 22 lbs. / 10 kg
  • HDP5000 + Single-Sided Lam Module: 28 lbs. / 12.7 kg
  • HDP5000 + Dual-Sided Module + Dual-Sided Lam Module: 36 lbs. / 16.4 kg

Agency Listings

  • Safety: UL 60950, CSA C2.2 No 60950, CB report (EN 60950), and CE mark
  • EMC: FCC Part15 Class A, EN 55022: 1998 Class A, CRC c1374, EN 61000-3-2: 2000, EN 61000-3-2: 1995, EN 55024: 1998, CE mark, and CCC mark
  • Supply Voltage: 100-240 VAC, 3.8A
  • Supply Frequency: 50 Hz / 60 Hz