Fargo HDP8500

The HID FARGO HDP8500 industrial ID card printer and (optional) encoder is the superior industrial ID printer for extended-run, high throughput ID personalisation and issuance. It's especially suited for large government ID card programs and laborious service bureau conditions, as well as demanding university and large enterprise environments.

Solid metal cabinetry and precision-engineered interior components create a stable printer environment that operates reliably over continuous runs. In fact, the HDP8500 industrial card printer and encoder is loaded with features that maximize card yield per shift: multi-card processing capabilities, 400-card input hopper capacity, accessible card path and graphical touch screen interface, and built-in physical and electronic security features. These features are all designed to ensure continuous production, even in the most demanding environments. Combined with the included HID FARGO Workbench diagnostic utility facilitates printer maintenance. Its Colour Assist tool matches spot colours, ensuring accurate prints of graphics such as company logos.

The HID FARGO HDP8500 ID Card Printer and Encoder features optional modules (contact IDCW 02 9651 6000 for pricing for Option Extras) to provide you with additional security, such as the interoperable Lamination optional module; the Laser Engraver optional module for the highest level of secure card printing; and the Laser Writer optional module to create vanGO® cards that feature a unique visual security patch that writes the cardholder's image to the card so that it cannot be counterfeited. Also optionally available is the High Durable HDP film that can be used to create even more robust and durable credentials.

Enhanced System Reliability for Challenging Environments

Non-climate controlled areas, high heat, dirt and debris can routinely impact performance, affecting your productivity as well as overall print quality and reliability. The FARGO HDP8500 is designed to safeguard against the most challenging operating environments. Its airflow and filtration system, canopy dust seals and internal temperature sensors maintain ideal printing conditions in the harshest conditions. Additionally, multiple in-line cleaning stations eliminate unexpected blank card surface debris, and a special cover projects card path sensors to help prevent defective card prints and printer jams.

High Definition Printing Quality

HID Global pioneered High Definition Printing, also called retransfer print technology in desktop ID card printers. HID Global has leveraged this technology to introduce its fifth generation printer, the FARGO HDP8500. Retransfer technology produces crisp, high-definition images on technology cards—even cards with surface imperfections. The FARGO HDP8500 is the clear choice for ID issuance operations where the highest print quality is required.

High Durability Results

The FARGO HDP8500 is designed to work with the most durable consumables, making it the ideal printer for ID cards that need to last, such as those used for government ID programs. Clear and holographic overlaminate patches (optional extra) can be added to the card, providing higher card durability and longer card life. Optional High Durable HDP Film provides even greater abrasion resistance, eliminating the need for lamination hardware and greater protection against ID fraud.

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Fargo Ribbons
Cleaning Kits
Printing Sides:
Dual sided printing
Print Method:
HDP Dye sublimation / resin thermal transfer
300 dpi
Print Speed:
24 seconds/card (YMC transfer) or 29 seconds/card (YMCK with transfer) or 40 seconds/card (YMCKK with transfer)
2 x 200 cards
200 cards
Card Sizes:
CR80 (30mil to 50 mil)
Touch screen
3 Years Printer /Lifetime Printhead
FARGO Workbench Diagnostic Utility with Colour Assist spot-colour matching

  • High Durable HDP Film card lamination module-dual sided (simultaneous)
  • Secure proprietary consumables system
  • Magnetic stripe encoding
  • Custom secure holographic HDP film and overlaminate
  • Smart card encoding (contact/contactless)
  • Andon production status light
  • iClass and iClass SE programming/encoding platform kit
  • ISO card flattener
  • Printer cleaning kit
  • Laser engraving module
  • Laser writing module for vanGO patch
  • Dual output module (400 cards)
  • Wi-Fi module