Fargo Electronics

FARGO C50 ID Card Printer - Single Side Card Printer Basic Bundle Printer, Ribbon, Cards, USB Cable - 51700

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USB 2.0
Supply Bundle Included
Includes Assure ID Solo
MSRP: $2,181.92
Your Price: $1,413.88
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Fargo C50 ID Card Printer Basic Bundle

The FARGO® C50 card printer offers a simple and reliable solution - at a price everyone can afford. The Fargo C50 can create personalized IDs for businesses, schools, membership and loyalty cards or visitor badges for schools.

This basic bundle includes the Fargo C50 ID Single-Side Card Printer, one Fargo 45410 YMCKO color ribbon (good for 100 images), 100 Ultracard PVC cards, and a USB Cable.

Features and Benefits

  • Simple - With the Fargo C50, you can begin printing cards in minutes.
  • Affordable - Get the hardware, software, ribbons and support you need in a single, cost effective package.
  • Reliable - Experience outstanding performance and unrivaled quality from the leading brand in card issuance.
  • Unsurpassed Customer Support and Care - From ordering to installation, users receive outstanding and ongoing product support the minute they open the box.

What's in the Box:

  • Fargo C50 ID Single-Side Card Printer
  • Fargo 45410 YMCKO color ribbon - 100 images
  • Qty. 100 Ultracard PVC cards
  • USB Cable
  • Two year printer and printhead warranty from Fargo

Featuring a sleek, compact design, the C50 makes it an easy to fit even in the smallest of office settings. Designed with efficiency in mind, the C50 comes with built-in Swift ID™ badging software, automatic printer health monitoring via the included FARGO Workbench diagnostic utility and an easy to install, all-in-one printer ribbon and card cleaning cartridge, making your in-house card printing virtually worry-free.

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Backed by a global two-year warranty, the Fargo C50 ID Card Printer can be seamlessly integrated to work with other HID products, ensuring that you receive and retain the maximum value from the most trusted name in secure identity solutions.

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Manufacturer Fargo Electronics
Model C50 Single Side ID Card Printer - Basic Bundle
Part Number 051700

Print Method

Dye-sublimation / resin thermal transfer
In the Box
  • Fargo C50 ID Single-Side Card Printer
  • Fargo 45410 YMCKO color ribbon - 100 images
  • Qty. 100 Ultracard PVC cards
  • USB Cable
  • Two year printer and printhead warranty from Fargo


300 dpi (11.8 dots/mm) continuous tone


Up to 16.7 million / 256 shades per pixel

Print Ribbon Options

Options 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

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

ECO only

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

EZ only

  1. Resin green, blue, red and white, 1000 prints
  2. 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 Sizes

CR-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 Area

CR-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 Types

PVC or polyester cards with polished PVC finish; monochrome resin required for100% polyester cards; optical memory cards with PVC finish; rewrite

Input Hopper Card Capacity

50 cards (.030˝ / .762 mm)

Output Hopper Card Capacity

Up to 30 cards (.030˝ / .762 mm)

Card Cleaning

Card cleaning roller integrated into ribbon cartridge; cleaning roller is automatically replaced with each ribbon change



Software Drivers

Windows® 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 / Linux***


USB 2.0

Operating Temperature

65° to 80° F / 18° to 27° C


20–80% non-condensing


Single-sided printer: 8.8˝H x 13.7˝W x 7.9˝D / 224 mm H x 348 mm W x 201 mm D


Single-sided: 7.5 lbs / 3.4 Kg

Agency Listings

Safety: 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 Voltage

100-240Vac, 50-60Hz, 1.6 amps max.

Supply Frequency

50 Hz / 60 Hz


Printer – two years; printhead – two years, unlimited pass with UltraCard™


Printer cleaning kit; USB; secure proprietary consumables system


Swift ID® embedded badging application, FARGO Workbench™ diagnostic utility


Color changing status buttons

* Indicates the ribbon type and the number of ribbon panels printed where Y= yellow, M= magenta, C= cyan, K= resin black, O= overlay, B= dye sublimation black.
** Print speed indicates an approximate print speed and is measured from the time a card drops into the output hopper to the time the next card drops into the output hopper. Print speeds do not include encoding time or the time needed for the PC to process the image. Process time is dependent on the size of the file, the CPU, amount of RAM and the amount of available resources at the time of the print.
***Linux versions: Ubuntu 12.04, Debian 7.0, Fedora 18, Mandriva 2011, Red Hat 6.4, Open Suse 12.3.
**** Limited availability - contact your FARGO dealer for availability

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