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Fargo DTC4500e Card Printer

SKU: CPC-F0250

Fargo DTC4500e Single- or Double-Sided, Direct-to-Card Printer


The HID Fargo DTC 4500e builds on the features available in the DTC1250e and 4250e printers, to add even more features for producing longer lasting cards. Upgradeable to meet different printing requirements, the printer is also easily integrated into most HID ecosystems to provide an end-to-end printing, encoding, and laminating machine. 

The DTC4500e has a laminator, which adds an extra layer of protection to your card's image lifespan. Lamination allows you to use the card over many years, without worrying about the card wearing out, or having to be replaced frequently.

The DTC4500e uses large capacity ribbons, so you change supplies less often than with smaller units. The DTC4500e also has two input hoppers, allowing you to have either double the amount of card stock loaded, or switch between two different card stock (without any unnecessary card handling). 

With proper setup help from IDExperts, the DTC4500e runs well in most printing environments. Regular cleaning helps keep your printer running well, reducing the time potentially needed for technical support. All printers purchased from E-CARD come with lifetime phone and email support, above and beyond the manufacturer warranty provided with the printer (and supported by E-CARD). 


  • Direct-to-card dye sublimation and thermal transfer printing 
  • Colour print speed: 225 cards per hour
  • Monochrome print speed: 600 cards per hour
  • Small, graphical display screen shows printer status, and error codes
  • Embedded basic software, Swift ID™, to allow for some basic card designs to be saved to the printer
  • Prints on 9 to 40 mil card stock
    • Laminates on 30 to 40 mil card stock 
  • 200 dual-input card hopper
  • 100 card output hopper
  • USB 2.0 and Ethernet Connectivity
    • Optional wireless connectivity
  • Windows drivers, available for up to Windows 10


  • Single or Double-sided printing
  • Magnetic Stripe Encoder


  • Single-or dual sided lamination 
  • Same-side input/output hopper
  • Locking card input and output hoppers
  • Contact and contactless encoding modules
  • Third party encoder installation kit (FeliCa™, Calypso, LEGIC®)
  • Wireless connectivity
  • Ethernet connectivity

If you require a configuration not offered online, please contact us directly at 1 888 983 2299 for a custom quote!


Three-year depot warranty (parts and labour), fully supported by E-CARD IDExperts out of our Delta depot. Client is responsible for shipping printer to IDExperts (with provided case number), but warranty service includes ground shipping (uninsured), back to the client. 


    All prices are in Canadian Dollars (CAD). At this time, E-CARD ID Products Ltd. only ships merchandise to locations within Canada and the USA. We ship via FedEx for dependable service and package tracking. Shipping time and costs vary depending on your location. Please contact us for more information.


    It is the responsibility of the client to ensure you order the correct items.  Items ordered in error will be subject to a 25% restocking fee, provided they are returned unopened.  

    Please check your package and report any discrepancies within 10 days of receipt.

    A Return Authorization number (RA#) must be assigned to all shipments being returned to E-CARD ID Products Ltd. The RA# can be obtained by contacting your E-CARD ID Representative. Each RA# can only be used one time for one shipment. RA#’s are canceled if not used within 30 days.

    The RA# must be prominently displayed on the shipping label. If the RA# is not visible, the shipment may be refused. DO NOT place shipping labels or write the RA# on the outside of the manufacturer’s boxes. Re-box all returns in appropriate shipping cartons.

    Return Authorizations will not be issued for:

    • Software
    • Opened Ribbons
    • Opened Cards
    • Used Card Printers
    • Opened packages of Accessories

    Notwithstanding the above, at the discretion of E-CARD, we may agree to accept returns on certain products subject to a 25% restocking fee.

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