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HID Global touts new retransfer printer as fastest available

Andrew Hudson   ||   Nov 30, 2018  ||   

HID Global has revealed its new retransfer printer that features record new issuance speeds. The HID FARGO HDP6600 High Definition Printer/Encoder halves the time it takes to print the first ID card, while doubling overall throughput as compared to other printer alternatives.

The HID FARGO HDP6600 printer is the company’s sixth-generation retransfer printer under the FARGO brand. The company has completely reengineered the retransfer printing concept and redesigned the printer from the ground up to accelerate high-volume, high-quality printing, as well as provide lower per-card printing costs. The new printer is also easier to service, less expensive to operate and more flexible across a wider range of issuance applications.

The bump in issuance speed is the result of the patent-pending iON™ “instant on” technology coupled with other hardware advancements that enables simultaneous film printing and card retransfer processes. This approach reduces the time it takes to print the first card to just 60 seconds and raises overall throughput to as many as 230 cards per hour.

The approach also eliminates the need for continuous transfer roller heating and scales back the printer's overall energy usage. For larger issuance projects, users could save thousands of dollars in annual energy costs.

“With the HID FARGO HDP6600 printer, HID Global has redefined retransfer technology innovation,” says Craig Sandness, Vice President and Managing Director for Secure Issuance with HID Global. “The HID FARGO HDP6600 is not only breathtakingly fast and efficient, but it represents a whole new way to think about retransfer printing.”

The new FARGO printer also boasts true 600 DPI resolution, and a precision color panel registration enables sharper text, crisper barcode edges and more vibrant colors. The printer uses a multi-tasking architecture supported by a gigabyte of memory to aid in faster card throughput and has been designed so that the card path, film and ribbon drawer assemblies are all easier to access and service.

The HDP6600 is field-upgradable with optional modules in the form of a card flattener, dual-side flipper, choice of magnetic, contact and contactless encoders, and a programmer option for encoding physical access control system data.

For more, check out the full spec sheet for the HID FARGO HDP6600.

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