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Fargo DTC400e

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 reviews of Fargo DTC400e. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Comments about the performance and price are on the whole positive. The size and usability also get good feedback, whereas many are negative about the reliability.

durability, usability, size, price, performance


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Fargo DTC400e is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Fargo DTC400e from The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Printers on There are some less positive comments about the reliability.


50% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Fargo Electronics 44230 Ribbon, Full-color Ribbon for DTC400Fargo Electronics 44230 Ribbon, Full-color Ribbon for DTC400

May, 2018

Consumer review (

Didn't read the size...


It's probably great for making big signs, but my intent was to use it to mark moving mistake!


Read the size - it\'s HUGE

Nov, 2011

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Large Sharpie for large jobs.


This magnum permanent marker cuts time way down blacking out large areas of paperwork. Ink lasts long time.

Clean Application,Glides Smoothly,Large areas black out,Long Lasting

Printer ink can show thru

Aug, 2011

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The only giant marker for big writing


I need at least red, blue, and green as well.

Clean Application,Comfortable Grip,Glides Smoothly,Long Lasting

Fades in sunlight

Jul, 2011

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One stroke of the marker will cover the area that you need.

Accurate,Adult Supervision,Ergonomic Design,Lightweight,Reliable


Feb, 2011

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Easy to order & pick up


had to be pre paid - fast and easy to order and pick up. Not as easy to return and re purchase with reward points voucher - could not do it.

Glides Smoothly,Ink Applies Evenly,Ink Dries Quickly

Jan, 2011

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large & in charge!


we love to use this for posters at school, the large- size makes for maximum impact. have had experience that it does not last as long as other smaller markers. important to cap immediately when not using

Ink Dries Quickly,Makes great sized letters

Bleeds Through Easily,Good while it lasts,Ink Dries out

Dec, 2010

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Works great


Worked well for my project, maybe a little too wide

Glides Smoothly,Good Colors,Ink Applies Evenly,Ink Dries Quickly

Nov, 2010

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I love this marker!!!


This was a great product to use for outside. We had a banner advertising VBS and it was out in the wind, rain and hot sun and it did not fade! I will use this product again!

Easy To Read Print,Glides Smoothly,Good Colors,Ink Applies Evenly,Ink Dries Quickly,Lasts in rain or sun,Long Lasting Ink

Aug, 2010

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Good Product, works as advertised


The product was used for marking alunimun worked great. Also used for marking boxes, I liked the big bold print

Easy To Read Print,Glides Smoothly,Good Colors,Ink Applies Evenly,Ink Dries Quickly,Long Lasting Ink

Jul, 2010

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We use this marker quite extensively


Print is large and easy to read on boxes and plastic. Ink stays on good.

Easy To Read Print,Glides Smoothly,Ink Applies Evenly,Ink Dries Quickly

Mar, 2010

Product Specifications

The DTC400 is designed to give your organization exactly what it needs: a professional, modular card printing system that's versatile and easy to use. It allows your organization to produce colorful, durable photo ID cards with the options of sophisticated card technology for increased functionality. All of that, from a printer that's simple to operate, virtually maintenance-free and adaptable - it can be field-upgraded as your needs expand. It's an excellent choice for small- to mid-sized businesses, schools, public safety departments, state government agencies, local government facilities such as libraries and parks, recreation passes, membership and loyalty clubs, events and more. Because of the DTC400's size, it's completely portable, making it a great fit for organizations with multiple locations or on-site card printing needs.

Dimensions & Weight

Weight:11.5lbs/7.9lbs/7.9lbs / 8lbs/8lbs / 7.9lbs
Width:10.5in/13.6in/13.6in / 18.3in/18.3in/18.3in / 13.6in


Manufacturer:FARGO Electronics
Model:400/400 Card Identity System/400 Dual-Sided/400 Single-Sided
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:FARGO DTC


Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista


Type: None


Type:None/Print server


Connectivity Technology:Wired
Duplex Printout:Duplex
Interface:Ethernet/Ethernet 10/100Base-TX/USB
Max H-Resolution B/W:300dpi
Max H-Resolution Color:300dpi
Max Media Size (Standard):3.37 in x 2.13 in/3.37 in x 2.13 in / CR-80 Card (3.37 in x 2.13 in)/CR-80 Card (3.37 in x 2.13 in)
Max Printing Speed:514cards/hour
Max Printing Speed Color:133cards/hour
Max V-Resolution B/W:300dpi
Max V-Resolution Color:300dpi
Media Type:Polyester card / PVC card
Output Type:Color
Technology:Dye sublimation/thermal resin
Total Media Capacity:100cards
Type:Plastic card printer


Installed Size:2MB


Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty /2 years warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows Server 2003 / Microsoft Windows XP/Microsoft Windows 98SE/2000/ME/XP/Microsoft Windows 98SE/2000/ME/XP / Microsoft Windows Server 2003/Microsoft Windows 98SE/2000/ME/XP / Microsoft Windows Server 2003 / Microsoft Windows Vista/Microsoft Windows Server 2003 / Microsoft Windows 98SE/2000/ME/XP