Fargo C50 Single-Sided USB Card Printer

BH #FA51975 • MFR #51975NM
Fargo C50 Single-Sided USB Card Printer
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Fargo C50 Overview

Designed to be easy-to-use, the Fargo C50 is ideal for businesses, schools, and government agencies. This single-sided USB printer can reliably print full-color employee ID, loyalty, payment, or membership cards. It utilizes dye sublimation and resin thermal transfer processes to quickly create 300 dpi resolution prints. It is capable of printing at a rate of 7 seconds per card in black and white and at 24 seconds per card in full color with an overlay panel.

With a sleek, smart design, the printer requires virtually no maintenance and can easily fit into the smallest offices settings. It works well with CR-80 and CR-79 adhesive back card sizes and can print edge-to-edge. It can hold up to 50 cards (30 mil thick) in the input hopper and 30 cards (30 mil thick) in the output hopper. The printer features a USB 2.0 interface for connecting it to a computer. It is also compatible with Asure ID card personalization software and EasyLobby Secure Visitor Management software (both available separately).

All-in-one printer ribbon and card cleaning cartridge simplifies the ribbon loading process
Built-in Swift ID badge application allows you to create ID badges in seconds without having to install any additional software
Fargo Workbench printer maintenance and diagnostic software ensures optimal performance at all times
Enjoy edge-to-edge printing in full-color or monochrome
Intuitive design provides instant system status updates through color-changing buttons

Fargo C50 Specs

Printing TechnologyDye sublimation / resin thermal transfer
Maximum Resolution300 dpi (11.8 dots/mm) continuous tone
Colors Supported16.7 million / 256 shades per pixel
Ribbon OptionsBoth EZ and ECO:
Full-color with resin black and overlay panel, YMCKO (250 prints)
Resin black, standard (1000 prints)
Full-color with resin black and overlay panel, YMCKO (100 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
Card cleaning roller integrated into ribbon cartridge that is automatically replaced with each ribbon change
Print SpeedK: 7 sec/card
KO: 12 sec/card
YMCKO: 24 sec/card
Card SizesCR-80: 3.375 x 2.125" (85.6 x 54.0 mm)
CR-79 Adhesive Back: 3.313 x 2.063" (84.1 x 52.4 mm)
Print AreaCR-80 Edge-to-Edge: 3.36 x 2.11" (85.3 x 53.7 mm)
CR-79: 3.3 x 2.04" (83.8 x 51.8 mm)
Media Thickness9 to 40 mil (0.229 to 1.016 mm)
Card TypePVC of polyester card with polished PVC finish
Monochrome resign required for 100% polyester cards
Optical memory cards with PVC finish
Hopper CapacityInput: Up to 50 cards with 30 mil (0.762 mm) thickness
Output: Up to 30 cards with 30 mil (0.762 mm) thickness
Memory32 MB RAM
Computer InterfaceUSB 2.0
Software DriverWindows XP, Vista (32/64-bit), Server 2003 & 2008, 7, 8 (32/64-bit)
Mac OS X 10.5/10.6/10.7/10.8/10.9
Linux (Ubuntu 12.04, Debian 7.0, Fedora 18, Mandriva 2011, Red Hat 6.4, Open Suse 12.3)
SoftwareSwift ID embedded badging application, Fargo Workbench diagnostic utility
InterfaceUSB 2.0
DisplayColor changing status buttons
CertificationsSafety: 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
Operating Temperature65 to 80°F (18 to 27°C)
Humidity20 to 80%, non-condensing
Power Requirements100 to 240 VAC, 50 to 60 Hz, 1.6 A (max)
Dimensions8.8 x 13.7 x 7.9" (224 x 348 x 201 mm)
Weight7.5 lb (3.4 kg)
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