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Fargo HDP5000 Duplex ID Printer

Key Features
  • Single and dual-sided printing with lamination
  • High definition printing
  • Built-in Ethernet and USB connectivity
  • Modular design for in-field upgrading
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 Printer with Lamination

If your organization is looking for a secure printer built to handle the next generation of ID card applications, look no further than the HDP5000 Duplex Printer with Lamination. The HDP5000 is a powerful, high definition printer with built-in Ethernet connectivity and an innovative modular design that allows it to adapt should the needs of your ID card program change over time. This model offers both dual-sided printing and lamination, perfect for high-volume print jobs where security and card durability are key.

Dual-sided printing is especially critical if your organization requires ID cards that contain variable or personalized data on each side. The HDP5000 Duplex with Lamination can print both card sides in a single pass, saving valuable time and energy while expanding your design capabilities. The lamination module enables you to add a protective layer that shields the cards from wear and tear as well as tampering and fraudulent reproduction.

The HDP5000 is a high definition printer, meaning it first prints on a high definition film which is then affixed to the card surface. The resulting cards feature sharp and vibrant images, text and graphics. This process also extends the life of the print head because it never makes direct contact with the card. And for technology cards with uneven surfaces, high definition printing is the ideal method for achieving consistent results.

One of the biggest advantages of the HDP5000 Duplex Printer with Lamination is its modular design. If your ID card program requires sophisticated functionality, simply add one of the field-upgradeable modules. Options include magnetic stripe encoding, proximity card technology, and contact and contactless smart card encoding. The HDP5000 is a future-proof system.

Product Features

HDP5000 LC Duplex Features

  • Single and duplex printing
  • Lamination
  • High definition printing process
  • Fast full-color or monochrome printing
  • Easy-loading ribbons and supplies
  • SmartScreen LCD panel
  • USB and Ethernet interface
  • Module design with options for magnetic stripe, proximity, and smart card encoding

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