Fargo CSD-F511 Card Printer

DTC1250E; ISO Dual Mag Stripe Encoder option; Dual Sided

  • Dual sided
  • Exceptional print quality
  • High-speed USB
  • High Card Durability
  • Edge to Edge printing in full colour or black and white
  • With ISO Dual Mag Stripe Encoder - (CSD-F51110)
  • Base model - (CSD-F51100)



Print Method

Dye-sublimation / resin thermal transfer


300 dpi (11.8 dots/mm) continuous tone


Up to 16.7 million / 256 shades per pixel

Print Ribbon Options

Options include easy-to-use ribbon with disposable ribbon cartridge (EZ)  and  more economical and  ecofriendly refill  ribbon for cartridge (ECO).
Both EZ and  ECO:
Full-color with resin black and overlay panel, YMCKO, 250 prints
Resin black (standard), 1000 prints
ECO only:
Full-color half-panel with resin black and overlay panel, YMCKO, 350 prints
EZ only:
Full-color with two resin black panels and overlay panel, YMCKOK, 200 prints
Resin black and overlay panel, KO, 500 prints
Resin black (premium), 1000 prints
Dye-sublimation black and overlay panel, BO, 500 prints
Resin green, blue, red, white, silver, gold, 1000 prints
Silver and gold metallic, 500 prints
Rewrite technology - no ribbon is required

Print Speed

6 seconds per card (K); 8 seconds per card (KO);  16 seconds per card (YMCKO);  24 seconds per card (YMCKOK)

Accepted Standard Card Sizes

CR-80 (3.375˝L x 2.125˝W / 85.6 mm L x  54 mm W);  CR-79 adhesive back (3.313˝L x 2.063˝W / 84.1 mm L x 52.4 mm W)

Print Area

CR-80 edge-to-edge (3.36˝L x 2.11˝W / 85.3 mm L x 53.7 mm W);  CR-79 (3.3˝L x 2.04˝W / 83.8 mm L x 51.8 mm W)

Accepted Card Thickness

.009˝ - .040˝ / 9 mil - 40 mil / .229 mm - 1.016 mm

Accepted Card Types

PVC or polyester cards with polished PVC finish; monochrome resin required for100% polyester cards;
optical memory cards with PVC finish; rewrite

Input Hopper Card Capacity

100  cards (.030˝ / .762 mm)

Output Hopper Card Capacity

Dual Sided: Up to 100  cards. (.030" / .762 mm)

Card Cleaning

Card cleaning roller integrated into ribbon cartridge; cleaning roller is automatically replaced with each ribbon change


32  MB RAM

Software Drivers

Windows  XP / Vista  (32 bit & 64 bit) / Server 2003 & 2008 /
Windows  7 / Windows  8 (32 bit & 64 bit)/ MAC OS  X 10.5/10.6/10.7/10.8/10.9/ Linux (Available Soon)


USB 2.0, optional Ethernet with internal print server

Operating Temperature

65° to 80° F / 18° to 27°  C


20–80% non-condensing


Dual-sided printer: 9.8˝H x 18.7˝W x 9.2˝D / 249 mm H x 475 mm W x 234 mm D


Dual-sided: 10 lbs / 4.54 Kg

Agency Listings

Safety: UL 60950-2, CSA  C22.2 (60950-07), and CE; EMC: FCC  Class A, CE (EN  55022 Class A, EN 55024), CCC,  BSMI, KC

Enviornmental Features

GreenCircle Certified card printer (base models only without encoders) and refillable supply cartridges (ECO)

Supply Voltage

100-240Vac, 50-60Hz, 1.6 Amps max

Supply Frequency

50 Hz / 60 Hz

Encoding Options

Supported smart card and magnetic stripe technologies: 125 kHz  (HID Prox) reader; 13.56 MHz (iCLASS Standard / SE / SR / Seos, MIFARE Classic,
MIFARE  Plus, MIFARE  DESFire, MIFARE  DESFire EV1, ISO 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 magnetic stripe encoding, dual high- and low-coercivity, tracks 1, 2 and 3

Supported Access Control
Credential Programming

iCLASS Standard/SE/SR/Seos, MIFARE  Classic,  MIFARE  DESFire EV1, HID Prox


Single wire Ethernet and USB 2.0 interface for inline printing and encoding (note: single wire Ethernet encoding is only available for iCLASS , MIFARE,
and contact smart card encoding) - Ethernet-enabled printer supports wireless accessory; dual-sided printing module; smart card encoding modules
(contact/contactless); magnetic stripe encoding module; printer cleaning kit; ethernet with internal print server; secure proprietary consumables system


Swift ID  embedded badging application, FARGO Workbench diagnostic utility with Color Assist spot-color matching


Color changing status buttons

Model # CSD-F511
Brand Fargo
Shipping Weight 4.5400kg
Shipping Width 0.249m
Shipping Height 0.234m
Shipping Length 0.475m
Unit Of Measure ea

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