Take Card Printing and Low-cost Lamination to the Next Level

Built on proven direct-to-card technology for every need – from vibrant and durable photo ID cards to multi-functional, high-security applications – the FARGO DTC5500 LMX delivers on the promise of high-volume, ultra-low cost per-card printing and lamination.

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FARGO DTC5500 LMX: High Volume Direct-to-Card Printer/Laminator/Encoder

High Volume Performance

The FARGO DTC5500 LMX all-in-one, direct-to-card (DTC®) printing and lamination solution delivers reliable, high-volume production at an ultra-low cost-per-card. The solution is ideal for organizations that require robust printing and lamination every day. This enables cost-conscious organizations to routinely issue secure, durable cards in greater volumes without sacrificing quality. Designed to meet the needs of medium to large corporations, universities, as well as government and healthcare facilities, the DTC5500LMX includes standard dual-card hoppers and support for high-capacity, full-color ribbon, and laminate consumables – keeping costs at a minimum while maximizing productivity.

High Durability Cards at a Fraction of the Cost

The DTC5500 LMX utilizes HID Global’s innovative wasteless lamination technology, eliminating the need for the standard carrier film and take-up core included in most lamination consumables on the market today. The advanced wasteless lamination technology can substantially reduce high volume laminate materials costs by as much as 50%. Utilizing the wasteless PolyGuard™ LMX overlaminates, DTC5500LMX lamination extends the life of your cards by providing the highest level of card coverage protection available. Whether you need multi-function smart cards, highly secure government credentials, or gift and loyalty cards, the DTC5500 LMX consistently produces sharp, professional-looking cards, every time. In addition, the DTC5500 LMX laminate coverage increases card durability for credentials that will last. PolyGuard™ LMX overlaminates are available in three options: clear, holographic, and custom holographic for even greater security.

Unprecedented System Uptime and Lamination Speed
Unlike other printer/laminators, the DTC5500 LMX is ready to laminate in just seconds with HID Global’s patent-pending new iON™ technology, significantly reducing wait times. Other lamination products can take up to five minutes to initially heat up; they also consume energy to maintain the necessary lamination temperature, even when not laminating cards. With iON technology, the DTC5500 LMX saves considerable energy since
its lamination roller is only on and consuming energy while laminating cards.

Single- or Dual-Laminate Material Configurations
The DTC5500 LMX offers single- or dual-laminate material configurations to best fit your lamination needs. When only a single lamination material is desired for either the front or both the front and back of your card, the single laminate material configuration may be utilized. For example, a corporate employee ID may only require a clear laminate patch on the front of the card for enhanced durability

A dual-side, two-material option is also available for jobs that require different lamination materials on either side of the card. This is especially useful for multipurpose credentials. For instance, universities and other organizations may opt for a custom, holographic laminate on the front of their multi-use smart card for added security and utilize a half-patch laminate on the back of the card to protect other card elements, such as barcodes while leaving a magstripe unencumbered for cashless vending, transit, campus access or other applications.

Operational Simplicity
Easy to load and operate, the DTC5500 LMX provides convenient, cartridge-free wasteless lamination, and built-in sensors automatically advance overlaminates within the unit for proper alignment and optimal results. In addition, the printer and laminator feature a user-friendly graphical SmartScreen™ display, allowing you to easily scroll through and select printing and lamination options. An optional on light alerts users when materials are low or cleaning is required, further simplifying operation and ensuring that your investment is preserved over time, even in the harshest operating environments.

Durable Yet Stylish Exterior
Attractive, dependable, and robust, the DTC5500 LMX is crafted from rugged materials to withstand high-performance demands while retaining a sleek, professional look for your office or badging station.

Eco-Friendly Printer System and Consumables
The DTC5500 LMX is an eco-friendly, energy-efficient solution that supports corporate green initiatives and helps organizations reduce costs. Not only does the DTC5500LMX considerably reduce consumables waste with innovative wasteless lamination technology, but the printer has also been GreenCircle® Certified for its energy conservation attributes.

Proven DTC Technology and Reliability
The DTC5500 LMX reflects HID Global’s commitment to customer-inspired innovation and the exciting evolution of our direct-to-card solutions. Trusted, dependable, and based on 20 years of direct-to-card expertise, the DTC5500 LMX combines proven reliability with advanced technology features that were specifically designed to save you time and money. As the recognized industry leader in quality, HID Global is committed to customer satisfaction excellence. That’s why we’ve included three-year system and printhead warranties with the DTC5500 LMX that are unsurpassed in the market

A Scalable and Flexible Solution
Not all IDs are the same. Some may require only printing and laminating, while others need technology card encoding. Some organizations need a printer system that fits particular needs now and has the capacity to meet additional needs over time. The DTC5500 LMX has several options that can be
added to meet your specialized requirements, including:

• ISO magnetic encoding
• Contact or contactless card encoding
• Andon light remote operator feedback
• Physical locks for hoppers and consumables
• Wi-Fi® module for remote printing

The DTC5500LMX is completely field upgradeable so that as your needs evolve, you don’t need to purchase another solution. What’s more, the DTC5500LMX is fully interoperable with Genuine HID® technology. This guarantees the printer’s interoperability with other products within the HID Global ecosystem, enabling you to leverage your existing HID Global investments. For example, you can easily add an encoder to your DTC5500 LMX printer, should you need to both personalize and encode ID cards with the same device — in a single issuance process — all without having to replace your printer. Cards can be encoded with a unique company or employee information and programmed to work with a variety of physical access control systems, anywhere in the world. In a single, seamless step, you can streamline your ordering, inventory management, and issuance processes while providing maximum control, flexibility, and security for your organization.

Whether your organization seeks to print simple ID badges or move to multi-functional technology cards for physical access control and beyond, HID Global offers the broadest range of interoperable secure identity solutions in the market.