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ID Card Printers Review: Fargo DTC1500 XE

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ID Card Printers Review: Fargo DTC1500 XE

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Fargo DTC1500 XE is one of the advanced ID card printers from the manufacturer, which comes with both single-sided and dual-sided printing capabilities. It is very easy to use and gives a reliable performance in every environment, be it for small- to medium-sized businesses or for professional-level ID card printing. The DTC1500 XE printer comes with many amazing features as well, such as enterprise-grade security, easy upgrades, and a three-year warranty.

Fargo DTC1500 XE Review

The DTC1500 XE is a mid-range model by Fargo printers that perfectly blends budget-friendly ID card printer options with professional-class printer features. It comes with a standard 100-card input hopper and a 100-card output hopper, which is ideal for high-volume and batch printing. You can print a full-color single-sided card using Fargo DTC1500 XE in 16 seconds, while it takes around just 6 seconds to print a single-sided monochrome card.

The ID card printer works on the direct-to-card dye-sublimation printing technology and is equipped with a resin threshold feature that gives you more crisp and clear prints. Besides, there is also the option to include a custom watermark overlay on your ID cards as you print them. The watermark can be a custom logo, design, or text as you like, or you can choose from the pre-designed templates. This makes it very easy to add an extra layer of protection to your ID cards.

Fargo DTC1500 XE also has a resin scramble data protection feature, which further boosts the security of the ID cards in your organization. The data on the ribbon will be masked by the printer by default, so that the resin panel remains unreadable after printing. This feature makes the DTC1500 XE ID card printer the right choice for high-security applications.

You also get standard Ethernet connectivity, password protection, and built-in erase/rewrite features in Fargo DTC1500 XE. The ID card printer is compatible with supplies that are made for affordable large runs too. In fact, Fargo printers claims that you can get a yield of around 50% more prints per ribbon when you use the DTC1500 XE printer for high-quantity production. This helps to cut the operational costs of the printer effectively.

The direct-to-card Fargo printer is known for its durability and performance. You can even upgrade the DTC1500 XE ID card printer with lamination features and smart encoding options, such as magnetic stripe, HID iClass cards, and contact or contactless smart card encoding. This will further fortify the anti-fraud properties of your ID cards and add more functionality to your printer.

If reading this review has gotten you interested in purchasing a Fargo printer, you can browse our selection of Fargo ID printers here