Introducing the Professional Series ID card printers - FARGO Pro and FARGO Pro-L

May 2000 Access Control & Identity Management

Characterised by their reliability and solid construction, FARGO's high-performance Professional Series printers are engineered for high-volume applications. The FARGO Pro and FARGO Pro-L have redefined the industry standard for ID card printers.

Solidly constructed for continuous-print applications

FARGO's Professional Series printers are built for unrivalled speed and reliability. Rugged, durable and loaded with high-powered performance features, Pro and Pro-L are ideal for use in continuous-print applications. Engineered for high duty cycles, Pro and Pro-L's networking capabilities enable them to be daisy-chained for high-end production with multiple printing stations.

Rapid printing speed

Perfectly suited for high-volume environments, Pro and Pro-L incorporate 4 MB of standard memory and are capable of producing large quantities of full-colour ID cards at industry-leading speeds. The Pro model prints a full-colour card in only 25 s. Pro-L, with its built-in lamination station, has the ability to print and laminate a full-colour card in just 40 s. Plus, when batch printing, Pro-L prints one card while simultaneously laminating another, thereby allowing it to produce up to 180 full-colour, laminated cards per hour.

Utilising an advanced dye-sublimation/resin thermal transfer print technology, Pro and Pro-L print digital images onto either side of a card. Their edge-to-edge printing feature allows you to print photos and graphics to the edge of the card - creating an infinite host of design possibilities.

Built-in lamination station

A high-speed, built-in lamination station is the main component that differentiates the Pro-L printer from the Pro model. With this feature, Pro-L has the capacity to laminate both sides of a card and implement any number of advanced security features. This is accomplished by offering several different overlaminate choices, including FARGO's clear or holographic PolyGuard, which provides maximum durability and protection from abrasion and colour fading.

Integrated magnetic stripe encoding and smartcard personalisation

Both a smartcard encoder and/or a dual high/low-coercivity magnetic stripe encoder can be built into the printer and integrated directly into the printing process. These options allow you to use your ID cards for access control, time and attendance, vending and more.

SmartGuard and SmartShield

SmartGuard is literally the 'key' to your security needs. This optional feature allows you to encode a custom access card which, when inserted into the printer, provides access only to those who have been authorised to print. This patent-pending feature controls output and provides accountability for the production of all cards.

The new SmartShield option is another FARGO innovation and is available exclusively on Pro-L. This option allows you to print custom transparent images onto cards which reflect light when viewed at an angle. Plus, for even higher security, these images also glow when viewed under an ultraviolet light. Either way, SmartShield images enhance card security and help protect you from counterfeiting.

For details contact Tersia Terblanche at Teltron Digital on tel: (011) 887 1600 or e-mail:

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