HID FARGO Printer Ribbons

Higgins is an authorized HID FARGO dealer.

FARGO card printers require specialized FARGO ribbons to function properly. To maximize printed card quality and printer durability, use only genuine FARGO ribbons.

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HID FARGO Printer Ribbons

FARGO card printers require specialized FARGO ribbons to function properly. To maximize printed card quality and printer durability, use only genuine FARGO ribbons.

FARGO Color Ribbons

FARGO color ribbons consist of yellow (Y), magenta (M), and cyan (C) panels for printing a full spectrum of colors by combining the colors using varying degrees of heat. The (K) panel is a black resin panel, typically used for printing text and barcodes and the (O) panel is a thin, clear protective overlay. The (I) panel is used to allocate areas of the card where dye is to be inhibited, such as signature panels, mag-stripes, or foil applications. The (F) panel allows you to produce grayscale text or images that are invisible until exposed to ultraviolet (UV) light. These hidden images or text can be used as a highly effective anti-counterfeit security feature that’s difficult to forge and is ideal for use in creating government or corporate ID badges. The (H) panel is specially designed to help HDP film adhere to cards with uneven surfaces, such as smart cards. Half-panel ribbons are an economical option when you only need to print full-color on part of the card.

FARGO C50 Color Ribbon

  • YMCKO full-color ribbon including overlay panel – 100 images per roll – Kit includes cartridge and cleaning roller
  • ECO YMCKO full-color ribbon including overlay panel – 100 images per roll – Refill roll and cleaning roller
  • YMCKO half panels & overlay panels color ribbon – 350 images per roll – Kit includes cartridge and cleaning roller
  • ECO YMCKO half panels & overlay panels color ribbon – 350 images per roll – Refill roll and cleaning roller

FARGO DTC1000 Color Ribbon

  • YMCKO full-color ribbon including overlay panel – 250 images per roll – Kit includes cartridge and cleaning roller
  • ECO YMCKO full-color ribbon (no overlay) – 250 images per roll – Refill roll and cleaning roller
  • YMCKOK full-color ribbon including overlay panel – 200 images per roll – Kit includes cartridge and cleaning roller
  • YMCKO half panels & overlay panels color ribbon – 350 images per roll – Kit includes cartridge and cleaning roller
  • ECO YMCKO half-panel color ribbon (no overlay)– 350 images per roll – Refill roll and cleaning roller

FARGO DTC1250e Color Ribbon

  • YMCKO half panels & overlay panels color ribbon – 350 images per roll – Kit includes cartridge and cleaning roller
  • ECO YMCKO half panels & overlay panels color ribbon – 350 images per roll – Refill roll and cleaning roller

FARGO DTC4250 Color Ribbon

  • YMCKO full-color ribbon including overlay panel – 250 images per roll – Kit includes cartridge and cleaning roller
  • YMCFKO full-color ribbon including overlay and fluorescing panel – 200 images per roll – Kit includes cartridge and cleaning roller
  • YMCKOK full-color ribbon including overlay panel – 200 images per roll – Kit includes cartridge and cleaning roller
  • YMCFKOK full-color ribbon including overlay, fluorescing and additional Black (K) panel – 175 images per roll – Kit includes cartridge and cleaning roller

FARGO DTC4500e Color Ribbon

Compatible with both DTC4500 and DTC4500e printers

  • Eco YMCKO full-color ribbon including an overlay and black (K) panel – 500 images per roll – Kit includes refill ribbon and cleaning roller
  • Eco YMCKK full-color ribbon including two K panels – 500 images per roll – Kit includes refill ribbon and cleaning roller
  • Eco YMCKOK full-color ribbon including overlay and two K panels – 500 images per roll – Kit includes refill ribbon and cleaning roller
  • Eco YMCFKO full-color ribbon including overlay, fluorescing, and K panel – 500 images per roll – Kit includes refill ribbon and cleaning roller
  • Eco YMCFKOK full-color ribbon including overlay, fluorescing, and two K panels – 400 images per roll – Kit includes refill ribbon and cleaning roller
  • Eco YMCKO half panels full-color including overlay and K panels – 850 images per roll – Kit includes refill ribbon and cleaning roller (ideal for when full card coverage is not needed)

FARGO HDP5000 Color Ribbon

Fargo HDP5000 color ribbons are designed to be used with the FARGO HDP5000 ID card printer and must be used in conjunction with clear HDP5000 retransfer film.

  • YMC full-color ribbon – 750 images per roll
  • YMCK full-color ribbon including a K panel – 500 images per roll
  • YMCKK full-color ribbon including two K panels – 500 images per roll
  • YMCKH full-color ribbon including K and Heat Seal panel – 500 images per roll
  • YMCIKH full-color ribbon including a K, Inhibitor, and Heat Seal panel – 450 images per roll
  • YMCKI full-color ribbon including a K and Inhibitor panel – 500 images per roll
  • YMCKIKI full-color ribbon including two K and two Inhibitor panels – 400 images per roll
  • YMCFK full-color ribbon including fluorescing and black (K) panel – 500 images per roll
  • YMCK half-panel full-color including a K panel – 1000 images per roll
  • YMCKK half-panel full-color including two K panels – 750 images per roll

FARGO DTC Monochrome Ribbons

FARGO monochrome ribbons are used for printing a single image, where full-color is not necessary, for printing text and one-color line art on one or both sides of a card, or to add a personalized detail to a pre-printed card. FARGO monochrome ribbon kits include cartridge and cleaning roller, except ECO Standard Black which does not include the cartridge.

  • Premium Black monochrome ribbon – 1,000 images per roll
  • Standard Black monochrome – 1,000 images per roll
  • Blue monochrome ribbon – 1,000 images per roll
  • White monochrome ribbon – 1,000 images per roll
  • Red monochrome ribbon – 1,000 images per roll
  • Green monochrome ribbon – 1,000 images per roll
  • Silver monochrome ribbon – 1,000 images per roll
  • Gold monochrome ribbon – 1,000 images per roll
  • Silver Metallic monochrome ribbon – 500 images per roll
  • Gold Metallic monochrome ribbon – 500 images per roll
  • Premium KO (Premium Black with overlay) – 500 images per roll
  • Standard BO (Standard Black with overlay) – 500 images per roll
  • ECO Standard Black (Refill Ribbon with Cleaning Roller) – 1,000 images per roll

Listed FARGO Monochrome Ribbons are compatible with the following FARGO DTC models:

  • C50
  • DTC1000Me
  • DTC1250e
  • DTC4250e

Higgins is an authorized HID FARGO dealer

We carry a full line of HID FARGO printers and ribbons. Give us a call at 800.486.1312 or click here to request a quote.