HID Fargo DTC1250e Base Model

Sale price$3,200.00


The HID Fargo DTC1250e is the ideal starter smart card printer for small businesses looking to implement smart cards into their office environment. Both proximity and smart cards printed out will be of HIGH QUALITY with rich, full color cards for both single-sided and dual-sided cards. Not only is this card printer COMPACT to fit on desks, it also has an UNOBTRUSIVE and neutral color palette to blend in with other computer peripherals.


With an AFFORDABLE price tag, FAST printing card speed and USER-FRIENDLY design, you will be printing out both proximity/smart cards in no time! The HID Fargo DTC1250e is the perfect smart card printer for SMALL TO MEDIUM-SIZED businesses looking to implement proximity/smart cards for their cybersecurity goals. It has BUILT-IN SECURITY with AES-256 data encryption for card data that is being transferred from workstation to the printer. It is EASY TO OPERATE with basic front panel controls along with out-of-the-box support for major versions, legacy support, of Windows. It has MAXIMUM EFFICIENCY with the ability to print out 50% more cards than higher-end card printers. It has the ability to print out resin black cards in six seconds whereas yellow, magenta, cyan, resin black, overlay and resin black (YMCKOK) cards take 24 seconds. Lastly, the HID Fargo DTC 1250e is SLEEK AND COMPACT as it fits in the smallest of offices with a total weight of 7.5 lbs. and dimensions being about 9 inches high, 14 inches wide and 8 inches deep. 


  • BSMI
  • CE
  • CCC
  • CSA C22.2
  • EMC
  • FCC Class A
  • GreenCircle Certified
  • UL 60950-2

Ideal For:

  • Small businesses
  • Schools
  • Local governments
  • Compact office environments


  • Small footprint
  • Display:
    • Color-changing status buttons
  • Print Method:
    • Dye sublimation/resin thermal transfer
  • Resolution:
    • 300 DPI continuous tone
  • Colors:
    • Up 10 16.7 million/256 shades per pixel
  • Print Speed:
    • 6 seconds per card (Resin Black)
    • 8 seconds per card (Resin Black and Overlay)
    • 16 seconds per card (Yellow, Magenta, Cyan, Resin Black and Overlay)
    • 24 seconds per card (Yellow, Magenta, Cyan, Resin Black and Overlay, Resin Black)
  • Print Area:
    • CR-80 (edge-to-edge) (3.36‚ÄĚL x 2.11‚ÄĚW)
    • CR-79 (3.3‚ÄĚL x 2.04‚ÄĚW)
  • Accepted Card Thickness:
    • .009‚ÄĚ - .040‚ÄĚ
  • Security:
  • Resin scramble data protection when printing with a resin panel
  • AES-256 data protection
  • Print Ribbon Options:
    • GreenCircle Certified
    • Supports eco-friendly, all-in-one cassettes (EZ ribbons) with disposable ribbon cartridge or refill ribbon cartridge (ECO ribbons)
    • Supports rewritable cards
  • Plug-and-play
  • USB 2.0
  • Works with FARGO Workbench printer maintenance and diagnostic software with Color Assist spot color matching
  • Works with Asure ID card personalization software
  • Weight:
  • Single-sided: 7.5 lbs.
  • Dual-sided: 10 lbs.
  • Options:
    • Dual-sided printing
    • Secure proprietary consumables system
    • Printer cleaning kit
    • Optional ethernet-based internal print server
    • Contact/contactless and magstripe encoding
  • Supported Card Types:
    • CR-80
    • CR-79 adhesive back
    • PVC
    • Polyester card with polished PVC finish
  • Input Card Hopper Capacity:
    • 100 cards
  • Memory:
    • 32 MB RAM
  • Encoding Options:
  • Proximity:
    • 125 kHZ proximity cards (read-only)
  • Smart Cards:
  • Contactless:
    • 13.56 MHz smart cards (read and write)
    • iCLASS Standard/SE/SR/Seos
    • MIFARE Classic/Plus/DESFire/DESFire EV1/EV2
    • ISO 14443 A/B
    • ISO 15693
  • Contact:
    • Contact smart cards (read and write)
    • ISO 7816 1/2/3/4 memory and microprocessor smart cards (T=0, T=1)
    • Synchronous cards
  • Magstripe:
    • ISO magnetic stripe encoding, dual high- and low-coercivity, tracks 1, 2 and 3
  • Supported Access Control Credential Programming:
    • iCLASS Standard/SE/SR/Seos
    • MIFARE Classic/DESFire EV1
    • HID Prox
  • Supported OSs (Operating Systems):
    • Windows XP/Vista (32 & 64-bit)/7/8/10 (32 & 64-bit)
    • Windows Server 2003/2008/2012

Download Datasheets & Drivers


HID Fargo DTC1250e Base Model Datasheet

Consumables Specifications Sheet:

HID Fargo DTC1250e Consumables Specifications Sheet

Driver Download Page:

HID Fargo DTC1250e Base Model Driver Download Page

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  2. Select Software and Firmware tab
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  4. Open file at the bottom of the web browser in the Download Bar (*Depending on browser i.e. Chrome, Edge or Firefox)

*To find out your operating system version for Windows, select File Explorer and right click This PC on the Quick Access left side panel and select Properties in the submenu. Underneath both Device specifications and Windows specifications, the OS version is stated.

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