Fargo Printer – C 50

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  • Description


                                                                         C50 Printer
Print MethodDye-sublimation / resin thermal transfer
Resolution300 dpi (11.8 dots/mm) continuous tone
ColorsUp to 16.7 million / 256 shades per pixel
Print Ribbon OptionsOptions include easy-to-use ribbon with disposable ribbon cartridge (EZ) and more economical and eco-friendly refill ribbon for refill cartridge (ECO). When placing an order for subsequent ribbons, please specify the part number to guarantee ribbon

compatibility with your individual printer.

Both EZ and ECO

Full-color with resin black and overlay panel, YMCKO*, 100 prints
Full-color with resin black and overlay panel, YMCKO*, 250 prints ****
Resin black (standard and premium), 1000 prints

ECO only

Full-color half-panel with resin black and overlay panel, YMCKO*, 350 prints

EZ only

Resin green, blue, red and white, 1000 prints
Silver and gold metallic, 500 prints

Rewrite technology – no ribbon is required

Print Speed**7 seconds per card (K*); 12 seconds per card (KO*); 24 seconds per card (YMCKO*)
Accepted Standard Card SizesCR-80 (3.375″L x 2.125″W / 85.6 mm L x 54 mm W); CR-79 Adhesive Back (3.313″L x 2.063″W / 84.1 mm L x 52.4 mm W)
Print AreaCR-80 edge-to-edge (3.36″L x 2.11″W / 85.3 mm L x 53.7 mm W); CR-79 (3.3″L x 2.04″W / 83.8 mm L x 51.8 mm W)
Accepted Card Thickness.009″ – .040″ / 9 mil – 40 mil / .229 mm – 1.016 mm
Accepted Card TypesPVC or polyester cards with polished PVC finish; monochrome resin required for100% polyester cards; optical memory cards with PVC finish; rewrite
Input Hopper Card Capacity50 cards (.030″ / .762 mm)
Output Hopper Card CapacityUp to 30 cards (.030″ / .762 mm)
Card CleaningCard cleaning roller integrated into ribbon cartridge; cleaning roller is automatically replaced with each ribbon change
Memory32 MB RAM
Software DriversWindows® XP / Vista™ (32 bit & 64 bit) / Server 2003 & 2008/ Windows® 7 & Windows® 8 (32 & 64 bit), MAC OS X 10.5/10.6/ 10.7/10.8/10.9/ Linux*** (Available Soon)
InterfaceUSB 2.0
Operating Temperature65° to 80° F / 18° to 27° C
Humidity20–80% non-condensing
DimensionsSingle-sided printer: 8.8″H x 13.7″W x 7.9″D / 224 mm H x 348 mm W x 201 mm D
WeightSingle-sided: 7.5 lbs / 3.4 Kg
Agency ListingsSafety: UL 60950-2, CSA C22.2 (60950-1-07), and CE; EMC: FCC Class A, CE (EN 55022 Class A, EN 55024), CCC, BSMI, KC
Supply Voltage100-240Vac,50-60Hz, 1.6 amps max.
Supply Frequency50 Hz / 60 Hz
WarrantyPrinter – two years; printhead – two years, unlimited pass with UltraCard™
OptionsPrinter cleaning kit; USB; secure proprietary consumables system
SoftwareSwift ID® embedded badging application, FARGO Workbench™ diagnostic utility
DisplayColor changing status buttons