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For government agencies, universities, enterprise corporations and healthcare facilities that need direct-to-card printing capability to routinely issue high volumes of IDs or personalized cards cost-effectively, the HID® FARGO® DTC5500LMX is an affordable, eco-friendly solution that provides high quality card production and features wasteless lamination for an ultralow cost-per-card.

Designed to meet the high volume needs of budget-conscious organizations, the DTC5500LMX includes standard dual card hoppers and support for high-capacity, full-color ribbon and laminate consumables — keeping costs at a minimum while maximizing productivity.

For even greater savings and convenience, the DTC5500LMX also features:

  • Dual-sided printing and dual-sided lamination — standard on every unit
  • Eco-friendly, wasteless lamination — can reduce high volume laminate materials cost by up to 40 percent
  • HID Global’s patent pending iON™ technology — allows the unit to reach optimal operating temperature in just 45 seconds, expediting production
  • Durable yet stylish housing — robust, metal components protect inner workings and ensure continuous, reliable operation in even the most demanding printing environments
  • Versatility to meet your card application needs today and in the future — multiple, field-upgradable encoder options for one-step, inline printing and encoding


  • Side Printing: Dual (standard)
  • Side Lamination: Dual (standard) LMX wasteless
  • Print Method: Dye-sublimation / resin thermal transfer
  • Resolution: 300 dpi
  • Print Speed: 16 seconds per card / 225 cards per hour (YMCKO)
  • Included Software: FARGO Workbench™ printer maintenance and diagnostic software with Color Assist spot-color matching
  • Card Capacity: 200 card input (dual input card hopper standard), 100 card output
  • Accepted Cards: CR-80, 30-40 mil
  • Warranty: Three years*


*Three-year warranty available with completion of online printer registration. (Two-year warranty standard without online printer registration.)

Available Ribbons**:

  • Half-panel YMCKO
  • Resin black
  • Premium resin black


PolyGuard™ LMX Laminates

Whole, half patch and IC cutout patch options available in the following formats:

  • Clear
  • Clear UV protectant
  • Custom holographic


Whole patch option available in the following formats:

  • Standard holographic


**For ribbon configuration needs not listed, please contact your HID Sales Representative for more information.


Printer Options:

  • Locking card input/output hopper and ribbon drawer
  • Smart card encoding modules (contact/contactless)
  • Magnetic stripe encoding module
  • Printer cleaning kit
  • Secure proprietary consumables system

HID warrants to the End User that the product enclosed with this Limited Warranty statement and used in the country of purchase will conform to the manufacturer’s specifications and be free from defects in workmanship and materials for a period of two (2) years from the date of original purchase. Upon Online Registration, this product is eligible for an Extended Warranty of three (3) years from date of original purchase.

PRINT HEAD WARRANTY Under normal use and service HID warrants that the thermal print heads shall be free from defects in material and workmanship for a period of two (2) years from the date of original purchase. Upon Online Registration, this product is eligible for an Extended Warranty of three (3) years from date of original purchase. In the event a warranty claim is submitted for a defective print head, HID shall have the right to inspect the printer, print head and your printed and/or blank ID cards for the purpose of verifying that any such claimed defect has not been caused by non-HID approved ribbon, by non-HID approved HDP film and/or by non-HID approved cards, by ribbon and/or cards that do not meet HID specifications or by foreign particles or substances which have caused abrasion damage. HID’s decision in any such claim shall be final.  For clarity, “Lifetime” or “life of” product warranties end three (3) years after the published End of Life date of the product.

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