HID Fargo HDP5000 Base Model

Sale price$5,195.00


The HID Fargo HDP5000 is the perfect, AFFORDABLE, smart card printer for creating a DURABLE long-lasting and tamper-proof ID card for your small to large business.


It has a TAMPER-EVIDENT layering process that is extremely secure and will destroy the ID card image upon removal attempts.


It is EASY TO SET UP with replaceable accessories such as ribbons, cards and laminates with a cartridge-based system.


It has MAXIMUM EFFICIENCY with the ability to laminate cards on both sides in one-pass saving time for card runs in the hundreds and thousands. It has a dual-input card hopper allowing for more cards to be prepared for printing.


Lastly, the HID Fargo HDP5000 has a lifetime warranty on its printhead meaning that HID has you covered!

The HID Fargo HDP5000 is the printer that you need for a HIGH-QUALITY (300 DPI) ID card given its High Definition Printing with VIBRANT, glossy photo-grade cards.


It is CUSTOMIZABLE with additional encoding modules according to your specific organization and your card needs be it contact, contactless or mag stripe.


It is EXTREMELY RELIABLE with less downtime meaning that large card runs will keep churning along.


The great part is this printer is CARD AGNOSTIC meaning they are compatible with third-party manufacturers for use with their PACS and logical access solutions. Thus, it saves you the hassle of finding a compatible card for your existing infrastructure.


With an AFFORDABLE price tag, EFFICIENT printing card speed and USER-FRIENDLY operating, you can trust the HID Fargo HDP5000 to produce FLAWLESS, SHARP-LOOKING and FINISHED ID cards.


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

Ideal For:

  • Retail stores
  • Recreation facilities
  • Any organization where brand image is paramount
  • Universities
  • Physical access
  • Logical access to networks
  • Library checkout
  • Cashless and debit card transactions both on and off campus
  • Businesses and corporations of all sizes
  • Visual ID
  • Temporary IDs
  • Time and attendance
  • Access control
  • Payment functions
  • Health care facilities
  • Government agencies
  • Drivers‚Äô licenses
  • National IDs
  • Employee/contractor badges
  • Gift or loyalty cards


  • Display:
    • Graphical OLED
  • Print Method:
    • HDP Dye sublimation/resin thermal transfer
  • Resolution:
    • 300 DPI continuous tone
  • Colors:
    • Up 16.7 million/256 shades per pixel
  • Print Speed:
  • Batch Mode:
    • Up to 24 seconds per card or 150 cards per hour (Yellow, Magenta, Cyan with transfer)
    • Up to 29 seconds per card or 124 cards per hour (Yellow, Magenta, Cyan, Resin Black with transfer)
    • Up to 40 seconds per card or 90 cards per hour (Yellow, Magenta, Cyan, Resin Black, Resin Black with transfer)
    • Up to 35 seconds per card or 102 cards per hour (Yellow, Magenta, Cyan, Resin Black with transfer and dual-sided, simultaneous lamination)
    • Up to 48 seconds per card or 75 cards per hour (Yellow, Magenta, Cyan, Resin Black, Resin Black with transfer and dual-sided, simultaneous lamination)
  • Print Area:
    • CR-80 (Over-the-edge) (3.375‚ÄĚL x 2.125‚ÄĚW)
  • Accepted Card Thickness:
  • Print Only: .009‚ÄĚ - .040‚ÄĚ
  • Print/Lamination: .030-.050‚ÄĚ
  • USB 2.0 High Speed
  • Ethernet with internal print server
  • Works with FARGO Workbench printer maintenance and diagnostic software with Color Assist spot color matching
  • Weight:
  • Printer Itself: 16 lbs.
  • Printer, Dual-sided module: 22 lbs.
  • Printer, Single-sided laminator module: 28 lbs.
  • Printer, Dual-sided module, dual-sided laminator module: 36 lbs.
  • Options:
    • Dual-sided printing
    • Card lamination modules (single-sided or dual-sided)
    • Dual input card hopper
    • 200-card input hopper
    • Door and cartridge locks
    • Secure proprietary consumables system
    • Custom Secure Holographic HDP film and Overlaminate
    • Printer cleaning kit
    • Contact/contactless and magstripe encoding
  • Supported Card Types:
    • CR-80
    • ABS
    • Laminated PVC
    • PET
    • PETG
    • Proximity,
    • Smart cards
    • Mag stripe cards
    • Polyester card with polished PVC finish
  • Input Card Hopper Capacity:
    • 100 cards
  • Output Card Hopper Capacity:
    • 200 cards
  • Single Wire USB 2.0 Encoding Options:
    • Prox Card Reader (HID read-only)
    • Contact Smart Card Encoder:
      • ISO 7816
    • Contactless Smart Card Encoder:
      • 13.56 MHz smart cards (read and write)
      • iCLASS Standard/SE/SR/Seos
      • MIFARE Classic/DESFire EV1
    • Proximity Cards
      • HID Prox
      • 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/7/8/8.1/10 (32 & 64-bit)
    • Windows Server 2003/2008/2008 R2/2012/2012 R2

Download Datasheets & Drivers


HID Fargo HDP5000 Base Model Printer Brochure

Printer Specifications Sheet:

HID Fargo HDP5000 Printer Specifications Sheet

Consumables Specifications Sheet:

HID Fargo HDP5000 Consumables Specifications Sheet

Driver Download Page:

HID Fargo HDP5000 Base Model Driver Download Page

Steps for Downloading Drivers:

  1. Click URL above titled HID Fargo HDP5000 Base Model Driver Download Page
  2. Select Software and Firmware tab
  3. Select the relevant file for your operating system  
  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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