Fargo INK1000 Card Printer

Easy-to-use, affordable inkjet card printing

Easy to use and affordable, the HID FARGO® INK1000 featuring exclusive inkjet technology is the next revolution in card printing.

Bringing the simplicity and affordability of inkjet printing to personalized cards and IDs, the HID FARGO® INK1000 is the next revolution in desktop card printing.

Easy-to-use, affordable and dependable, the HID FARGO INK1000 is ideal for cost-conscious small- to medium-sized businesses and K-12 schools that need to print high-quality corporate and visitor badges, student and faculty IDs, or gift and loyalty cards.

Ultra-reliable and low maintenance, the HID FARGO INK1000 features exclusive inkjet printing technology. Easy-to-install, snap-in ink cartridges contain specially formulated inks that naturally adhere to standard, off-the-shelf PVC and composite cards.

HID FARGO INK1000 delivers high quality, high definition, true edge-to-edge ID card printing while eliminating the hassles of print ribbons or the need for specialized cards. With its high 600 dpi x 1200 dpi resolution, images are sharp and brilliant — and text and barcodes are crisply defined.

Bringing the simplicity and affordability of inkjet printing to personalized cards and IDs, the HID FARGO INK1000 is unmatched in its ease-of-use and offers a lower TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) than most card printers in the industry.

Ultra-reliable and low maintenance, the HID FARGO INK1000 features exclusive inkjet printing technology, eliminating the hassles of print ribbons or the need for specialized card media. Easy-to-install, snap-in ink cartridges contain specially formulated inks that naturally adhere to standard, off-the-shelf PVC and composite cards. Because inks are inherently UV-stable, images and text exhibit improved fade resistance compared to DTC-printed cards—even without expensive overlay protectants. Depending on the complexity of your card design, a single ink cartridge has the potential to produce hundreds more cards than would be possible with print ribbons—bringing your card designs to life with significantly less waste and at a fraction of the cost!

With its high 600 dpi x 1200 dpi resolution, images are sharp and brilliant—and text and barcodes are crisply defined. The INK1000 also offers true edge-to-edge printing to accommodate full card coverage designs, eliminating those pesky white border edges left behind by standard Direct-to-Card printers. What’s more, its small footprint with same-side input and output and intuitive operation make the INK1000 perfect for any office environment. It’s as simple to use as the inkjet printer in your home or office!

Easy-to-use, affordable and dependable, the HID FARGO INK1000 featuring exclusive inkjet technology is the next revolution in card printing.

  • Easy to use — As simple to use as your home office printer
  • Affordable — Brings your card designs to life in brilliant 600 dpi x 1200 dpi resolution at a fraction of the cost of ribbon-based card printers
  • Sustainable — Eliminates wasted ribbon panels with exclusively formulated, Drop-on-Demand (DOD) inks that are compatible with standard, off-the-shelf PVC cards—an industry first
  • Reliable — Provides outstanding performance and unrivaled quality from the leading brand in card issuance
  • Side printing: Single side
  • Printing technology: Thermal inkjet
  • Resolution: Up to 600 dpi x 1200 dpi (23.6 dots/mm x 47.2 dots/mm)
  • Print speed: Up to 100 cph (cards per hour) / 36 seconds per card
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Accepted standard card size: CR-80 (3.370″L x 2.125″W / 85.6mmL x 54mmW)
  • Accepted card types: PVC, press polished PVC, composite (PET/PVC with PVC as an outer layer), laminated PVC (credit card construction)
  • Print area: Edge-to-edge on CR-80 cards
  • Input card capacity: 100 cards (.030″ / .762mm thick)
  • Output card capacity: Up to 30 cards (.030″ / .762mm thick)
  • Optional encoding: Smart card (contactless)
  • Included software: FARGO driver including diagnostic utility with Color Assist™ spot-color matching
  • Warranty: Three years*

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