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Compact, affordable printer for small office card systems.

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Fargo C50 Overview
  • Printing Capability: Single sided
  • Print Technology: Dye sublimation
  • Print Speed: Full color single sided cards in 24 seconds & monochrome in 7
  • Cost per Card: $0.78
  • Input/Output Hopper: 50/30 cards

Designed to print full color single-sided ID cards, the Fargo C50 is a powerful and compact ID card printer. The combined printer ribbon and cleaning roller also makes the printer easy to maintain, meaning you’ll have less down time for maintenance. With a 50 card input hopper, the C50 can also handle small batch printing.

For added convenience, the Fargo C50 printer comes bundled with supplies to get you started:

  • 100 print YMCKO ribbon
  • 100 blank cards
  • Swift ID software
Affordable, Efficient ID Card Printing

With the ability to print full color cards in 24 seconds, it takes just minutes to design a print custom ID cards with the C50. The printer also comes installed with Fargo Workbench software, making it easy to diagnose problems the printer may have, while the color-changing buttons keep you updated on the printer’s status. For added convenience, the printer ribbons for the C50 come with a clearing roller to keep your printer in top working shape.

Compact Size for Any Office

Measuring in at just under 14″” wide and weighing 7.5 lbs, this compact printer will easily fit into any office or front desk environment. The C50 printer is also Energy Star Certified, with a default sleep mode that reduces the printer’s power consumption if idle for more than five minutes.


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Printing Capability
  • Single side printing
Printing Speeds (sec/card)
  • 7 seconds (monochrome (K) single-sided card)
  • 12 seconds (monochrome with overlay (KO) single-sided card)
  • 24 seconds (full-color (YMCKO) single-sided card)
Input Hopper Capacity
  • 50
Output Hopper Capacity
  • 30
Card Sizes Accepted
  • CR79 – adhesive back
  • CR80 – standard credit card size
Card Thickness Accepted
  • 9-40 mil
  • USB 2.0
Software Drivers
  • Microsoft® Windows® XP, Windows Server 2003 & 2008, Vista, Windows 7 , Windows 8, Windows 10
  • Restricted Mac compatibility* OS X v10.5, v10.6, v10.7, v10.8, & v10.9
    • *A PC is required to make changes within the Workbench Printer Utility in the printer driver
  • Additional drivers coming:
    • Linux Ubuntu 12.04, Debian 7.0, Fedora 18, Mandriva 2011, Red Hat 6.4, Open Suse 12.3
    • All drivers include Fargo Workbench Printer Utility & Swift ID™ Embedded Badging Application
Weight & Dimensions
  • 7.5 lbs (3.4 kg), 8.8”H x 13.7”W x 7.9”D (224mm x 348mm x 201mm)
Printer Includes
  • USB cable
  • US/International power cords
  • CD with printer drivers & user guide


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