The Fargo DTC5500LMX is famous for being a highly cost-effective printer with lamination features, besides a variety of other options for users to draw on. An environmentally friendly and durable product that offers both high-volume and high quality printing solutions, the DTC5500LMX is a great way to maximize productivity in a modern office environment.
Printing Speed and Durability
This printer is designed to do well in high-volume printing operations, with speeds that let you process around 600 monochrome and 225 full-color cards inside an hour. In other words, it lets you print large batches of cards within record time. It also has a laminator, which uses patented technology allowing it to warm up in less than a minute, which further reduces downtime and boosts operational efficiency. The DTC5500LMX is based on the previous DTC550, a popular model that the company discontinued for reasons people still do not understand. The DTC5500LMX follows suit with a tough plastic and metal body, designed to withstand some seriously harsh settings.
Normal laminators in ID card printers such as the Fargo DTC 4500e, work using supply rolls containing fresh patches, and a pickup core meant to wind up the carrier films after these patches have been removed. Suffice to say there is a lot of wastage involved in that setup, which is exactly what the DTC5500LMX does away with. There is neither laminator carrier film nor pickup core present in the design. Patches used by the printer are pushed out of a standalone supply roll, which can be discarded right off when laminate patches run out. The cost reduction achieved in this way is tremendous, and for the end user, includes a significant drop in price on laminates. The patches also have rounded corners, meaning they can be used to cover more area on the card without going off its edge. You consequently get coverage of around 88 to 95.5 percent.
If your card printing needs are specialized to the point of frustrating you routinely, this is one printer you should consider getting. It is wired for use with several different ribbon types, as well as a range of laminates. It even lets you more than one type of laminate in a single print run, meaning any card can be made to carry different laminates on each of its sides.