FARGO C50 Card Printer

FARGO C50 Card Printer

Designed for businesses, schools and government agencies, the FARGO C50 is an easy-to use and affordable printer that can reliably print full-color employee ID, loyalty, payment or membership cards. With a sleek, smart design, the printer requires virtually no maintenance and can easily fit into the smallest offices settings.



Simple - 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.


Features of the C50 inculde:

All-in-one printer ribbon and card cleaning cartridge simplifies the ribbon loading process.

Built-i Swift ID badge application allows you to create ID badges in seconds without having to install any additional software.

FARGO Workbench printer maintenance and diagnostic software ensures optimal performance at all times.

Enjoy edge-to-edge printing in full-color or monochrome.

Intuitive design provides instant, system status updates through color-changing buttons.

Expert online and phone support.


Print Method    Dye-sublimation / resin thermal transfer
Resolution 300 dpi (11.8 dots/mm) continuous tone
Colors   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
- Full-color wit resin black and overlay panel, YMCKO, 100 prints
- Full-color wit resin black and overlay panel, YMCKO, 250 prints
- Resin black (standard and preminum), 1000 prints


ECO only
Full-color half-panel with resin black and overlay panel, YMCKO, 350 prints


EZ only
- Resin green, blue, red and white, 1000 prints
- 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 Size 

CR80 (3.375'' L x 2.215'' W / 85.5mm L x 54mm W); CR79 Adhesive Back (3.313''L x 2.063''W

/ 84.1mm L x 52.4mm W)

Print Area

CR80 edge-to edge (3.36'' L x 2.11'' W / 85.3mm L x 53.7mm W); CR79(3.3''L x 2.04''W /

83.8mm L x 51.8mm W)

Accepted Card Thickness0.009'' - 0.040'' / 9 mil - 40 mil / 0.229mm - 1.016mm
Accepted Card Types 

PVC or polyester cards with polished PVC dinish; monochrome resin required for 100%

polyerter cards; optical memory cards with PVC finish; rewrite

Input Hopper Card Capacity50 cards (0.030'' / 0.762mm)
Output Hopper Card Capacity UP to 30 cards (0.030'' / 0.762mm)
Card Cleaning  

Card cleaning roller integrated into ribbon cartridge;cleaning roller is antomatically

replaced with each ribbon change

Memory32MB RAM
Software Drivers 

Window XP / Vista(32 bit & 64 bit) / Server 2003 & 2008 / Window 8(32 & 64 bit), MAC OS x

10.5/10.6/10.7/10.8(Available soon) / Linux(Available soon)

Interface  USB2.0
Operating Temperature 65 to 80 F / 18 to 27 C
Humidity 20-80% non-condensing

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

Weight  Single-sided: 7.5 Lbs / 3.4kg
Agency Listings Safety: UL 60950-2, CSA C22.2 (60950-1-07), and CE, EMC: FCC Class, CE (EN 55022 Class A, EN 55024), CCC, BSMI, KC

Supply Voltage 
100-240 Vac, 50-60Hz, 1.6 amps max
Supply Frequency50 Hz / 60 Hz
Warranty  Printer - one years; printhead - one year
Options Printer Cleaning Kit; USB; secure Proprietary consumables system

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 rescources at the time of the print



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