All printer parts can be maintained with kits containing print-head cleaning pens, interior cleaning cards, interior/exterior cleaning pads, card cleaning cartridges and high-volume card cleaning tapes.


Cleaning your FARGO printer is probably the single most important thing you can do for your photo ID card printer. This is because a constant cleaning schedule allows you to get the most years out of your product.


We recommend cleaning the printer after every 1,000 cards printed. This should involve the cleaning of parts such as the card path, card path rollers and print-head. You can accomplish this by using the cleaning kits available for sale by HID Global. These printer cleaning kits are available for any Direct-to-Card (DTC) or High-Definition-Printing (HDP) model printer listed on the HID Fargo ID Card Printers Page. Integrated ID Systems Inc. also sometimes presents discounted prices for these cleaning kits on our Special Offers Page.

You can purchase Printer cleaning kits by selecting your printer below.

DTC Printers

HDP6600/8500 Printers

HDP5000 Printers

Printer inspection and/or servicing is recommended after every 50,000 cards printed. This can also potentially involve the replacement of mechanical parts such as, but not limited to, rollers, belts, pulleys and O-rings.

For more information on how to properly clean or service your printer, make sure to contact us at 800-729-3722,
or by email at

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