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HID Global launches new high-speed ID card printer

HID Global has introduced a new ID card retransfer printer which it says delivers breakthrough speed to save ID card customers time, money, and energy, according to a company announcement.

The new HID FARGO HDP6600 High Definition Printer/Encoder, the sixth in the FARGO series, reduces the time necessary to complete the first card by half, the company says, and then operates at double the throughput of many alternative printers. HID’s patented iON “instant on” technology and other advancements have brought the time needed to print the first card down to 60 seconds, which the company says is an industry-low, and delivers an average throughput of 230 cards an hour to reduce average annual wait times for printed and laminated cards by up to 20 hours.

The process also eliminates continuous transfer roller heating, which improves reliability and lowers energy usage, potentially saving thousands for larger projects.

“With the HID FARGO HDP6600 printer, HID Global has redefined retransfer technology innovation,” said Craig Sandness, Vice President and Managing Director for Secure Issuance with HID Global. “We looked at this well-established product category with new eyes to deliver the features and capabilities that are in highest demand from government, enterprise and higher education customers. 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 printer provides a true 600 DPI resolution and precision color panel registration for sharper text, crisp barcode edges, and vibrant colors, and is field upgradable with optional modules for magnetic, contact, and contactless encoding and a programmer option for encoding physical access control system data.

HID also recently launched mobile identity issuing and management service goID.

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