The Fargo HDP8500 is an enterprise, top-of-the-line PVC ID card printer from HID® that is ideal for government applications and other large-scale badging needs. It is designed to consistently handle large badging operations and to produce professional credentials, time after time.
The printer uses a combination of dye-sublimation and resin thermal transfer printing to create sharp images and crisp text for a professional look. Over-the-edge printing covers the entire face of the card, making white borders a thing of the past. Dual-sided printing comes standard on the Fargo HDP8500, which is capable of creating dual-sided cards in as little as 40 seconds.
A touch-screen display makes the Fargo HDP8500 easy to use, while two 200-card input hoppers allow the HDP8500 to handle large print jobs with ease. The HDP8500 is an upgradable printer as well, with add-on modules available to increase the printer’s capabilities. Modules include lamination, network connectivity, smart card encoding and more.
The Fargo HDP8500 is used in hundreds of government offices around the globe. It is the perfect PVC ID card printer for printing driver’s license, citizen ID cards and credentials, EBT cards, government ID credentials and other official credentials.
- Multi-processing capability: encode/print/laminate simultaneously
- Dual locking input hoppers with 400-card total capacity
- 3.5-inch graphical touch-screen display with PIN access
- 3-year full warranty and lifetime printhead warranty
- Print protection with durable HDP consumables
- Physical hardware locks
- Airflow and filtration system: dense air filter, high-flow fans, door dust seals and internal temperature sensor
- Multiple in-line card cleaning stations
- Resin-erase, data protection feature
- Multiple field upgradable printer options
High Duty Performance
With the new FARGO® HDP8500 Industrial Card Printer/Encoder, HID Global delivers the most reliable, high duty performance ID card printer in the industry. The FARGO HDP8500, featuring HID’s High Definition Printing™ (HDP® ) technology, is the superior industrial ID printer for extended-run, high throughput credential personalization and issuance. It’s especially suited for the high duty cycle requirements of large government ID card programs, laborious service bureau conditions, and demanding university and large enterprise environments. With the FARGO HDP8500, you’ll get a print system loaded with features that ensure reliability, from enhanced card and consumable material handling to air filtration. You’ll get a system that performs-it has one of the highest card input capacities in the industry and requires minimal operator intervention, saving time and money. And, you’ll get a system that’s designed for operational and issuance security. The HDP8500 is enabled within the HID Global Trusted Identity Platform™ (TIP). With its built-in security features from operator PIN number access and multi-locking entry points, to data encryption and resin ribbon data-erase functionality, you’ll know your system is secure. Wherever high duty cycle and throughput is required, the FARGO HDP8500 delivers. Backed by HID Global’s 45 years of manufacturing excellence and three-year hardware warranty, it’s the ideal solution for unparalleled quality, performance and security.
High Definition Printing Quality
HID Global pioneered High Definition Printing, also called retransfer print technology in desktop ID card printers. Now, HID leverages the technology to introduce its fifth generation HDP print engine in the FARGO HDP8500. Retransfer technology works with a wide variety of card materials, giving you greater printing flexibility. And, you’ll be able to produce crisp, high definition images on technology cards-even cards with surface imperfections. The FARGO HDP8500 is the clear choice for ID issuance operations where the highest print quality is required.
High Durability Results
The FARGO HDP8500 is designed to work with the most durable consumables, ensuring long-life card provision for small and large government ID programs. Clear and holographic overlaminate patches provide higher card durability and longer life to ID credentials. Optional High Durable HDP Film provides even greater abrasion resistance, possibly eliminating some organizations’ need for lamination hardware. The highest-level security features, including secure printing and secure lamination, provide lasting protection from fraud. The FARGO HDP8500 is the ideal printing system for ID cards that need to last.
Flexible Technology for Improved Options and Security
The FARGO HDP8500 uses HDP technology to print a dye-sublimation image onto an intermediate transfer film that is retransferred to the card surface. This flexible technology works with a wider choice of card materials, is more resistant to identity adulteration and attack, and is the optimal choice for smart cards because it easily handles surface or embedded electronics irregularities.
Enhanced System Reliability for Challenging Environments
Non-climate controlled areas, high heat, dirt and debris can routinely impact performance, affecting your productivity as well as overall print quality and reliability. The FARGO HDP8500 is designed to safeguard against the most challenging operating environments. Its airflow and filtration system, canopy dust seals and internal temperature sensors maintain ideal printing conditions in the harshest conditions. Multiple in-line cleaning stations that eliminate unexpected blank card surface debris and a special cover protecting card path sensors help prevent defective card prints and printer jams. Powerful stepper motors give you improved card handling over long print shifts. And the printer’s gearbox design, metal shaft spindle components and supply cartridges ensure reliable consumable materials handling.
Advanced System Performance for Enhanced Security, Throughput and Durability
In addition to demanding the highest level security features for their printer systems, governments need stable and consistent throughput as well as longer-life cards. HID Global delivers. The FARGO HDP8500 has physical locks on all access points to protect the ribbon and film consumables, as well as the cards, before and after printing. It offers secure PIN access to electronically lock the printer from accepting print jobs. It has several features for data protection. It uses advanced encryption standard (AES) 256 to protect electronic data, and it has a resin-erase feature to eliminate personal data on used ribbon panels. And it offers secure printing and laminating, including UV printing with fluorescing (F) panel ribbons, holographic retransfer film, and holographic thin films and overlaminates to provide up to three levels of security: overt, covert and forensic. The FARGO HDP8500 by HID Global has multiprocessing capabilities to greatly increase card yield per shift. The system can encode one card while printing a second card and laminating a third. It offers two additional print modes-along with the standard print mode-to meet your needs. Performance mode provides the fastest throughput speed of approximately 1,000 full-color, single-side cards per shift. Premium mode provides enhanced print quality for challenging images. Also, the HDP8500 has a patented dual input hopper feature, making it the only retransfer printer to allow automatic selection from two different card types without user intervention. Finally, the FARGO HDP8500 offers clear and holographic overlaminate patches in 0.6 mil and 1.0 mil to provide higher card durability and longer-life ID credentials.
Operational Convenience for Lower Costs
Governments require printing solutions that focus on lowest cost of operation. They need printer/encoders with predictable maintenance schedules and or limited service requirements-all supported by industry-leading product warranties. The FARGO HDP8500 has among the highest card capacity with dual 200-card input hoppers providing 400-card total input capacity and requiring less user intervention during continuous card runs. It provides an industry-first touch-screen display, giving you superior printer status, diagnostics and maintenance information for easier and faster service. It also has a fully accessible card path, allowing you to monitor card throughput visually for convenient troubleshooting. An optional andon lighting system provides operators with visual remote printer status feedback across wider, secure print environments. Plus, the FARGO HDP8500 is backed by the longest warranty in the industry, so you know it’s built to last.
Not all IDs are the same. Some may require only single-side printing, while others need technology card encoding along with dual-side printing and laminating. Some organizations need a printer system that fits particular needs now, while also having the capacity to meet additional needs over time. The FARGO HDP8500 is that printer system. It has several options that can be added to meet your specialized requirements, including:
- ISO magnetic encoding
- Contact or contactless card encoding
- ISO card flattening mechanism
- Andon light remote operator feedback
- Lamination module
The FARGO HDP8500 provides all of these system options as field upgrade modules. That means the print system scales as your needs evolve, and you don’t need to purchase another solution when your needs shift in the future. What’s more, the HDP8500 is fully interoperable with Genuine HID technology. This guarantees the printer’s compatibility with other products within the HID ecosystem, enabling organizations to leverage existing HID technology investments.