DTCii - HID Card Printers by CubeIQ

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Overview & Key Features

The HID® FARGO® DTCii Financial Card Printer/ Encoder makes instant issuance practical and affordable for a wide range of financial cards, helping you deliver an outstanding customer experience with speed, convenience and security.

With the DTCii, branch personnel can hand a new financial card to a customer in minutes. No worries about cards lost or stolen in the mail. Instant issuance with the desktop-based DTCii means that your customers can start using their cards immediately – a plus for your institution.

With its small footprint  and an optional Wi-Fi® accessory that allows you to print anytime and anywhere, the DTCii consumes minimal space and offers maximum flexibility. The printer also supports the secure global Europay MasterCard Visa (EMV) standard, ensuring that cards are interoperable with the global payment infrastructure and provide greater protection from fraud. In addition, special features of the DTCii make it compliant with the security best practices of financial card associations. From hardware locks to AES-256 encrypted data and the ability to physically bolt the printer to a counter top, the DTCii is your secure solution for financial instant issuance.

Backed by a global three-year warranty, each of our seventh generation FARGO printers can be seamlessly integrated to work with other HID products, ensuring that you receive and retain the maximum value from the most trusted name in secure identity solutions.

Key Features

  • Dual-sided card printing and both ISO magnetic stripe and EMV encoding
  • Elevated data security through AES256 data encryption and resin ribbon erase functionality
  • Lockable security housing comply with financial card association security requirements
  • Industry-leading, three-year warranty for greater peace of mind
  • Standard dual card input hopper with 200 total card capacity simplifies management of multiple card types
  • Bright SmartScreen graphical display offers status information in multiple languages
  • FARGO Workbench® v3.0 diagnostic utility now provides enhanced graphics capabilities with Color Assist spot-color matching tool, and simultaneous firmware upgrade capability for networked printers
  • Cartridge-based card handling simplifies reloading or changing card stock
  • USB and Ethernet connectivity included, plus an internal print server for secure network card printing


  • Printing technology: DTC®: Dye Sublimation / Resin Thermal Transfer
  • Resolution: 300 dpi (11.8 dots/mm) continuous tone
  • Colors: Up to 16.7 million / 256 shades/pixel
  • Print speed: 8-24 seconds per card, depending on ribbon type
  • Accepted standard card sizes: CR-80 (3.370"L x 2.125"W / 85.6mmL x 54mmW)
  • Print area: Edge-to-edge on CR-80 cards
  • Input card cartridge capacity: 200 cards (.030" / .762mm thick)
  • Output hopper card capacity: 20 cards (.030" / .762mm thick)
  • Encoding: Smart card encoding (contact/contactless), EMV Level I, ISO format Magnetic encoding
  • Options: Printer cleaning kit
  • Warranty: 3-years for Printer and Printhead

Encoding Options (Supported smart card and magnetic stripe technologies):

  • Contactless 13.56 MHz 14443 A/B, ISO 15693, read/write encoder
  • Contact smart card encoder reads from and writes to all ISO7816 1/2/3/4 memory and microprocessor smart cards (T=0, T=1) as well as synchronous cards
  • ISO format magnetic stripe encoding, dual high- and lowcoercivity, tracks 1, 2, and 3
  • Supported magnetic encoding modes: ISO format mag encoding, custom encoding, raw binary encoding

ENERGY STAR® Certified Product

Provides organizations with a high-performance, energy-efficient photo ID printing solution that supports corporate green initiatives and helps reduce costs. As part of its new ENERGY STAR rating, the default time for sleep mode has been lowered from two hours to five minutes, and printer design enhancements reduce the power consumption while in standby or sleep mode. (ENERGY STAR qualified card printer (base models only without encoders)).

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