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Fargo HDP5000 Single-Sided LC ID Printer

Key Features
  • Built-in Ethernet connectivity
  • Single-sided printing and lamination
  • High definition printing
  • Field-upgradeable
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 Single-Sided Printer with Lamination

The Fargo HDP5000 with lamination combines an innovative high definition printing process with single-sided lamination to produce incredibly secure and durable ID cards and badges. Using cutting-edge technology, the HDP5000 can meet the needs of virtually any ID card program, from basic photo IDs on up to sophisticated technology cards.

With lamination, you can add layers of protection to your ID cards. The HDP5000 applies a protective coat of laminate that shield cards from UV light, wear and tear, and also works to prevent tampering. Simply put, laminated card are much more durable and secure.

Another key advantage of the Fargo HDP5000 with Lamination is its high definition printing process. Design elements are first printed on a special high definition film which is then fused to the card. This adds yet another layer of protection to the card surface and results in truly professional cards with remarkable image quality.

The HDP5000 is extremely user friendly. It uses a cartridge-based system for ribbons, film and lamination, so changing out supplies and maintaining the printer is a quick and easy process.

Best of all, if your ID card program ever expands or requires further functionality, the printer is field-upgradeable. Its unique design allows you to add optional modules for duplex printing, and a variety of encoding technologies including magnetic stripe, proximity, and smart card encoding.

Product Features

HDP5000 Features

  • High definition single-sided printing
  • Ethernet and USB connectivity
  • Full color and monochrome printing
  • 100-card input hopper
  • Modular design with options for dual-sided printing, lamination, magnetic stripe, proximity card, and contact and contactless smart card encoding
  • Simple operation with cartridge based ribbons and film

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