HID Global Adds Entry-Level Model to FARGO Direct-to-Card Printer Line For Small and Medium Sized Businesses

News Highlights:

  • Brings simple, reliable and affordable edge-to-edge full-color credential printing to small- and medium-sized businesses, retail organizations and educational institutions.
  • Printer includes all necessary hardware, software, ribbons and support in a single package so users can begin creating credentials in minutes.
  • Enables organizations to print ID, loyalty, payment and membership cards on demand without the long waits, shipping charges and loss of flexibility of outsourced issuance services.


PARIS, November 18, 201CARTES Secure Connexions Event HID Global®, a worldwide leader in secure identity solutions, today announced it has added an entry-level model to its FARGO® Direct-to-Card (DTC®) printer line that provides an easy-to-use, plug-and-play, more affordable solution for printing credentials with low per-card issuance costs.  The new FARGO C50 printer is ideal for small- and medium-sized businesses, retail organizations and educational institutions who want to eliminate the long waits, shipping charges and issues around flexibility of outsourcing their credential issuance needs to a service bureau.

“The C50 printer brings the trusted quality of HID Global’s FARGO printer solutions to the market at a price point that enables small- and medium-sized businesses to enjoy Genuine HID® reliability together with the easiest possible out-of-the-box experience,” said Craig Sandness, vice president of product marketing, Secure Issuance with HID Global.  “The printer includes everything that is required to quickly and easily create full-color, personalized credentials, without having to buy or install any additional components, accessories or software.  Its affordable hardware and consumables make the C50 direct-to-card printer the ideal introductory solution for emerging markets and smaller organizations, while enabling virtually anyone to print their own credentials whenever, wherever they desire.”

The compact FARGO C50 printer is designed with simplicity and efficiency in mind, and includes features such as an all-in-one printer ribbon and card-cleaning cartridge that is easy to replace and reload when required.  The printer also includes HID Global’s highly intuitive Workbench™ diagnostic utility that automatically monitors printer health, provides instant system status, and lets users know if and when routine maintenance must be performed.  The printer’s built-in Swift ID™ badging software makes it easy to create personalized IDs, and the printer is also interoperable with HID Global’s Asure ID® card personalization software for additional design, database management and technology card encoding capabilities.  The C50 printer can also be used with the company’s EasyLobby® Visitor Management Software, which enables users to create and issue secure guest badges.

The FARGO C50 printer is fully interoperable with other products in the Genuine HID ecosystem, enabling organizations to leverage their existing technology investments.  It is also backed by online and telephone technical support, and a two-year warranty.

The new FARGO C50 direct-to-card printer is available immediately.  Click here for more information. 

CARTES Secure Connexions Event 2013
HID Global will demonstrate the FARGO C50 at this week’s CARTES Secure Connexions Eventin Paris in Hall 3, Stand 3F002 at the Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre from November 19-21, 2013

About HID Global Secure Issuance Solutions
HID Global Secure Issuance solutions enable customers to create, personalize and issue high-quality color photo IDs. Solutions from this business include FARGO® Direct-to-Card (DTC) and High Definition Printing™ (HDP®) printer/encoders, Asure ID® Card Personalization software and a complete line of visual security consumables and accessories.

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About HID Global
HID Global is the trusted source for innovative products, services, solutions, and know-how related to the creation, use, and management of secure identities for millions of customers around the world. The company’s served markets include physical and logical access control, including strong authentication and credential management; card printing and personalization; visitor management systems; highly secure government and citizen ID; and identification RFID technologies used in animal ID and industry and logistics applications. The company’s primary brands include ActivID®, EasyLobby®, FARGO®, Codebench®, LaserCard® and HID®. Headquartered in Irvine, California, HID Global has over 2,100 employees worldwide and operates international offices that support more than 100 countries. HID Global® is an ASSA ABLOY Group brand. For more information, visit www.hidglobal.com. 


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Jeremy Hyatt
Director, Global Public Relations
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