Ribbon Calibration – DTC400

How to Calibrate a Ribbon Sensor for the Fargo DTC400 printers, the Persona C30 printers and the Fargo DTC300 series printers.

1. Go to the start button on the lower left corner of your computer screen.

2. Click on Printers and Faxes.

3. RIGHT click on your printer and select printing preferences.

4. At the top of the screen, select the tab that says CALIBRATE.

5. Click on the button half way down on the right that says sensors.

6. Follow the directions on the screen.

How to update your Fargo firmware

How to update your Fargo firmware:

Please update the DRIVER first then the FIRMWARE.  You will need to download the latest DRIVER, FIRMWARE and the FARGO WORKBENCH UTILITY by:

  • Go to
  • Select your BRAND (Fargo) & Printer and your files will appear.
  • Scroll to the bottom and download FARGO’S WORKBENCH UTILITY
  • Also download the latest Driver and Firmware to the Desktop for your operating system.

First install the latest Driver by double clicking on the download.

Then run the Workbench to install it on your Desktop.

Next open the Workbench Utility and select the printer.


Then click on the tools tab in the upper left corner and select “Upgrade Firmware”.


Browse for your Firmware file and select OK.

If you have a laminator, repeat the firmware updates for the laminator, too.

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Zebra® Announces Linux® Driver

Zebra® Announces Linux® Driver Specifications for ZXP Series 3™ and ZXP Series 1™ Card Printers

Many Zebra customers are enterprises and government agencies that use the Linux operating system as their standard IT infrastructure. To meet this need, Zebra has created a new driver solution that enables customers to enjoy high-quality card printing within a Linux software environment. This out-of-the-box, user-friendly Linux driver solution provides the benefits of a Windows®-like driver environment for customers that use either the Ubuntu or Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating systems.

Zebra Offers Advanced ID Card Printing Solutions For Universities

Zebra Offers Advanced ID Card Printing Solutions For Universities

Advances in printing technology over the past 2­-3 years have significantly improved user benefits to solve a greater number of campus needs.

Zebra provides a variety of fast and scalable printing identification and access control card solutions, like the ZXP Series 7, that can ramp up to meet peak demand periods and be flexibly deployed across locations. The benefit: schools save money by reducing operator time.

Zebra 7 Series card printerZebra’s ZXP Series 7 printers give you:

  • Increased efficiencies: Up to 90% faster card processing speed than the leading competitor*
  • Lower cost of ownership Up to 32% lower cost per printed card
  • Less operator time spent changing supplies: Up to 50% more ribbon per roll and 150% more laminate per roll
  • Added Flexibility: Easily relocate and integrate printers to nearby locations with 802.11b/g wireless connectivity and Virtual Printware™

Zebra Technologies is a Gold Member of the National Association of Campus Card Users (NACCU) and, as such, is committed to providing industry-leading printing solutions.

For more information, call ASAP Identification @ 317-488-1030 or email us @

Spotlight: SMART-70IPS

Spotlight: SMART-70IPS, single side with 100 output hopper


Let’s Spotlight a Single Sided configuration of the SMART-70 Series. 

Measuring only 16″ long by 8″ deep, the 70IPS easily fits most legacy system footprints.

This configuration offers the standard 70 features of capacity, security, and speed.  Combine those with its elegant design, and it will be sure to please any end-user.


  • 16 sec YMCKO Color printing
  • 3.6 sec Monochrome printing
  • 500 Card Color YMCKO ribbons
  • 3000 and up to 5000 card monochrome ribbons
  • Easily field upgraded to dual side or laminating
  • 3-Year advanced replacement warranty
  • Lowest cost per print – YMCKO only $0.30 MSRP
  • Part Number: 70IPS $3980 MSRP

Zebra’s UHF Gen 2 RFID Card

Introducing Zebra’s UHF RFID card. Maximize safety, security and convenience for customers, guests and employees—and heighten efficiency in your people identification and management applications—with Zebra’s next-generation ultra-high-frequency (UHF) radio frequency identification (RFID) card. It’s the world’s first passive RFID card to provide a read range of up to 50 feet.
Ideal uses for this card:

  • Long-range identification
  • Access control
  • Customer loyalty
  • Event management
  • Social media experience
  • Club and resort membership
  • Asset tracking


For more information, please contact ASAP Identification Security at or call us at 317-488-1030.

Primacy – How to clean

Cleaning your Evolis Primacy printer is important to ensure your warranty remains valid.  Here are the key steps PLUS a video on how-to:

  1. Open the top printer lid and remove the ribbon.
  2. Close the printer lid and open the input hopper.  Remove any ID cards.
  3. Change the card thickness GAUGE to “MAX” and place cleaning card in input hopper.
  4. From PC, go to “Evolis Print Center”.
  5. Select Evolis Primacy and click on “Cleaning”.
  6. Select “Proceed with cleaning” and follow prompts.
  7. When complete, remove cleaning card and return ribbon, blank IDs (return GAUGE to the correct thickness) and close the printer lid.
  8. Now your printer should be ready to print.

Fargo out of support DTC550 & C30e

As of December 31, 2014, Fargo’s Persona C30e and DTC550 is no longer be supported by Fargo.   While ASAP Identification does have some parts in stock to support these printers, we cannot get more parts from Fargo.  We will do our best to keep these printers going for you but it may be time to consider an upgrade.

If you’re still using a Fargo DTC550, C30, C30e, DTC400 or DTC400e, now is a great time to look at a newer model printer.

Please contact us to discuss what option is best for you at 317-488-1030 or

Introducing MATICA printers to the ASAP Identification offering

Matica System Matica  develops, manufactures and markets proprietary high performance, mid-range and desktop solutions for industrial card personalization and card mailing systems. The Group offers a full range of alternative personalization and encoding technologies for banking, government, access control, ID and transportation applications.


Printers include:

MOCA-DIRECT CARD PRINTER The Moca offers great value and versatility with high printing speed and great print quality. Designed as a robust and long-lasting machine, the Moca provides reliable service in any office. Upgradeable add-on modules are available for this printer, including a magnetic stripe encoder and a WiFi connection module. The standard setup comes with the input hopper and output tray at the front for convenient over-the-counter operations. To enable even higher card output, the optional rear output hopper can be attached to the back side of the printer.


Espresso-Direct Card Printer The Espresso offers great value and versatility with extraordinary printing speed and outstanding print quality. Compact and powerful, this desktop printer will provide dependable service in any card production environment. The Matica Espresso is available as single- or dual-side printer and ready to be used in single- or dual-sided applications. The entire product line offers optional WiFi and Ethernet connectivity, which makes printing and encoding convenient and trouble-free. The wide range of options will meet most card printing demands and can easily be added to an existing configuration.


XID8100-Entry Level Retransfer The XID8100 is an ideal solution for the regular day-to-day demand to personalize all types of cards. Due to the retransfer printing technology, the printer can print over-the-edge without any limitations to the card design and graphic layout. The convenient modular concept enables the printer to follow upgrade demands at any time. The XID8100 has various upgrade options including a flipper module and various encoders.

A wide choice of In-Line lamination modules to further protect the card against any physical impact or to make it even more secure, can be attached to the printer.


Whatever your ID, ASAP Identification Security can help. We not only sell card design software, but we can help you design or adjust your design, as well.

Just call (317-488-1030) or email ( and we will be more than happy to help.