HDP8500 ID Card Printer & Encoder


HDP8500 Industrial & Government ID Card Printer & Encoder

The FARGO HDP8500 industrial card printer/encoder is the superior industrial ID printer for extended-run, high throughput ID personalization and issuance. It's especially suited for large government ID card programs and laborious service bureau conditions, as well as demanding university and large enterprise environments.

Solid metal cabinetry and precision-engineered interior components create a stable printer environment that operates reliably over continuous runs. In fact, the HDP8500 industrial card printer/encoder is loaded with features that maximize card yield per shift: multi-card processing capabilities, 400-card input hopper capacity, accessible card path and graphical touch screen interface, and built-in physical and electronic security features. These features are all designed to ensure continuous production, even in the most demanding environments. Combined with the included FARGO Workbench diagnostic utility facilitates printer maintenance. Its Color Assist tool matches spot colors, ensuring accurate prints of graphics such as company logos.

The Card Printer/Encoder is the heart of the FARGO HDP8500 Industrial Series Personalization System. Combine it with the interoperable Lamination module and the all-new HDP8500LE Laser Engraver to enable the seamless integration of ID card printing, encoding, laser engraving and laminating into one machine, empowering card-issuing organizations to efficiently, reliably and securely produce multi-layered, secure credentials in a single pass through the system. Optionally available, High Durable HDP can be used to create even more robust and durable credentials.

For high duty-cycle performance, the FARGO HDP8500 Industrial Card Printer/Encoder delivers:

  • System reliability over continuous runs
  • High-volume card throughput for maximum yields per shift
  • Operational convenience to optimize up time
  • Issuance security that meets industry standards

FARGO HDP8500 Industrial Card Printer/Encoder Applications:

Government-to-citizen IDs:

  • Driver Licenses
  • National IDs
  • Border crossing cards
  • Voter registration
  • Service bureau ID production
  • University student ID/payment cards


  • Retransfer printer ideal for creating secure, multi-function cards for high demand printing applications
  • Special features: vivid, high-definition printing, built-in security features, air filtration system, and easy-to-use touch screen display
  • Optional upgrades: extended warranty plans

HDP8500 Specifications:

  • Print Method: HDP dye-sublimation / resin thermal transfer
  • Print Platform: Standard, dual-sided printing
  • Resolution: 300 dpi (11.8 dots/mm)Colors: Up to 16.7 million/256 shades per pixel
  • Print Speed (batch mode): Up to 1200 cards per shift/24 seconds per card (YMC with transfer)
  • Accepted Card Sizes: CR-80
  • Dual Input Card Hoppers: (2) 200-card hoppers; Total capacity 400 cards
  • Output Hopper Card Capacity: (1) 200-card hopper

Field-upgradeable Options:

  • Laser Engraving
  • Card Lamination Module - dual-sided (simultaneous)
  • Magnetic stripe encoding
  • Smart card encoding (contact/contactless)
  • Custom secure holographic HDP Film and over laminate
  • Secure proprietary consumables system
  • Andon production status light
  • iCLASS® programming platform kit
  • ISO Card Flattener
  • High Durable HDP Film for enhanced card durability

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