Fargo DTC5500LMX

Designed to meet the needs of medium and large corporations, universities, and government and healthcare facilities

The DTC5500LMX all-in-one Direct-to-Card (DTC®) printing and lamination solution delivers on the promise of reliable, high-volume production at an ultralow cost-per-card. This enables cost-conscious organizations to routinely issue secure, durable cards in high volumes without sacrificing quality.



Dye-sublimation, Resin thermal transfer


Single- or Dual-Sided (standard)




225 cph (YMCKO)

Capacity (Hoppers)


200 cards (Dual-input)


100 cards (0.762mm)



CR-80 (85.6 x 54 mm)


.762 mm - 1.02 mm


PVC, PET or Composite with polished PVC finish; monochrome resin required for 100% polyester cards; rewrite



328 x 867 x 236mm (printer + lam)


17.7kg (printer + lam)


USB 2.0, Ethernet


Designed to meet the needs of medium and large corporations, universities, and government and healthcare facilities, the DTC5500LMX includes dual card hoppers and supports high-capacity, full-color ribbon and laminate consumables — reducing costs while maximizing productivity. The solution also utilizes an innovative wasteless lamination technology that not only supports your organization’s green initiatives but can help cut highvolume laminate materials costs by up to 40 percent.

With dual-sided, two-material lamination standard on every unit, there is no need to purchase a separate lamination module. This convenient, built-in feature affords the option to apply a single laminate material to both sides of your card or use alternate materials for the front and back of your cards — and all without additional hardware investment.

The DTC5500LMX features HID Global’s patent-pending iON™ technology, delivering the shortest and fastest pre-heat cycle in the industry. In addition, the solution can reach optimal operating temperature in just 45 seconds, minimizing critical downtime on large volume projects. Utilizing HID Global’s new wasteless PolyGuard™ LMX overlaminates, the DTC5500LMX extends card life by providing the highest level of card coverage protection in the industry. From creating photo IDs and government credentials, to gift and loyalty cards, the DTC5500LMX’s patch placement consistency and radial laminate corners ensure sharp, professional-looking cards every time.

Stylish, yet dependable and robust under the most challenging printing conditions, the easy-to-operate DTC5500LMX sets a new standard in quality, cost-saving, high-volume card printing/encoding and lamination.

Key Benefits:

  • Reliable, high-volume performance – Built for organizations requiring robust, high-volume printing and laminating every day, enabling users to print and manage large volumes of multiple card types at one time
  • Low-cost, wasteless lamination – Innovative lamination technology allows for up to 40 percent consumables costs, reducing total cost of ownership
  • Fastest lamination speed – Printer / laminator heats up and is ready to initiate lamination in just 45 seconds, saving users time on large lamination projects
  • Rugged, robust, durable – All-in-one printing and laminating solution can withstand the harshest environments, providing the most card protection in the industry

Additional Product Features

  • Password–protected printer operation and fluorescent panel printing
  • Built-in Ethernet and USB connection for centralized or remote ID card issuance
  • SmartScreen graphical status display
  • FARGO® Workbench diagnostic utility for printer maintenance facilitation, including Color Assist spot-color matching
  • Interoperable with Asure ID® card personalization software for badge design, database management and technology card encoding
  • Works with EasyLobby® Secure Visitor Management Solutions

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Fargo DTC5500LMX Printer Data Sheet