Fargo DTC5500LMX ID Card Printer and Laminator

High-volume printing, lamination and encoder solution.

The FARGO® DTC5500LMX can Direct-to-Card™ printing capability to routinely issue high volumes of IDs or personalized cards cost-effectively.
  • Eco-Friendly Printer System and Consumables. Eco-friendly, energy-efficient solution that supports corporate green initiatives and helps organizations reduce costs.
  • High volume performance. DTC5500LMX all-in-one, direct-to-card printing and lamination solution delivers reliable, high-volume production at an ultra-low cost-per-card. 
  • Low Cost-Per- Card Lamination. The DTC5500LMX helps you to achieve maximum ROI on your high volume lamination projects. 
  • New iON™ technology. Allowing the unit to reach optimal operating temperature in just 45 seconds.

Fargo DTC5500LMX card printer and laminator is an affordable, eco-friendly solution that provides high quality card production and features wasteless lamination for an ultra-low cost-per-card.

Eco-friendly Card printer and Laminator

Designed to meet the needs of budget-conscious organizations, the DTC5500LMX ID Card Printer and Laminator includes standard dual card hoppers and support for high-capacity, full-color ribbon and laminate consumables – keeping costs at a minimum while maximizing productivity. For even greater savings, both dual-side printing and dual-side lamination are also standard. When you select the single material option, you’ll enjoy hands-free dual-side lamination but without the dual-side price. And leveraging HID Global’s innovative wasteless lamination technology, the DTC5500LMX can cut your high-volume laminate materials cost by up to 40%.

HID Global's new iON™ technology

The DTC5500LMX also features HID Global’s new iON™ technology, allowing the unit to reach optimal operating temperature in just 45 seconds, expediting production even more. And utilizing robust metal components, the unit’s durable yet stylish housing ensures continuous production in even the most demanding printing environments.

Affordable and durable

Beyond its comprehensive standard feature set, the DTC5500LMX offers the versatility to meet your card application needs today and in the future. For one-step, inline printing and encoding, HID Global offers multiple, field-upgradable encoder options. And because the DTC5500LMX easily integrates with other products within the HID ecosystem, you can leverage your existing Genuine HID technology investments.


People identification card printing for:

  • Government agencies,
  • Universities,
  • corporations
  • Healthcare companies

Sided Printing:

Dual Standard

Sided Lamination:

Dual Standard LMX Wasteless


300 dpi

Accepted Cards:

CR-80, 30 mil


3 years

*Available Ribbons:

  • Half-panel YMCKO
  • Resin
  • Premium Resin
Polyguard LMX Laminates

Whole, Half Patch and IC Cutout Patch options available in the following formats::

  • Clear
  • Clear UV Protectant
  • Custom Holographic

Whole Patch option available in the following formats:

Standard Holographic

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