HID FARGO HDP8500LE Laser Engraving ID Printer

MSRP: $69,995 each

The new FARGO HDP8500LE Industrial Card Laser Engraver from HID integrates seamlessly with the HDP8500 ID card printer encoder and lamination modules, enabling increased credential and organizational security by combining high security laser-engraved personalization with superior High Definition Printing™ (HDP®).a

Leveraging the most versatile laser engraving technology in identity ID card systems, HID FARGO HDP8500LE introduces multiple personalization attributes, making forgery and manipulation virtually impossible. Attempts to alter engraved information will result in visible card damage.

The Fargo HDP8500LE uses superior HID technology to engrave permanent, unalterable data into ID cards that demand the highest level of security.


  • Government-to-citizen IDs:
    • Driver Licenses
    • National IDs
    • Border crossing cards
    • Voter registration
  • Service bureau ID production
  • University student ID/payment cards

Printer Specifications:

Resolution- 300 dpi (11.8 dots/mm)

Warranty- HID Global offers a two-year Standard Limited Warranty covering parts and depot repair labor. No Extended Warranties available. No On-Call Express services available.

Laser Type- 12W air cooled DPSS laser

Laser Personalization Types- Subsurface and tactile laser engraving; microtext; MLI/CLI

Communication Interface- Ethernet LAN

Registration Capability- Camera Vision System

Laser Speed- Up to 2300 cards per 8-hour shift depending on card coverage of laser data

Power Input- 100-240 VAC, 8.5 A MAX, 50 Hz – 60 Hz

Dimensions- 13.5″ H x 15.0″ W x 14.0″ D (343mmH x 381mmW x 356mmD)

Dimensions and Weight (printer)- 15.5″ H x 28.2″ W x 14.0″ D (394mmH x 716mmW x 356mmD); 61 lbs / 27.7 kg

Dimensions and Weight (engraver)- 20.5″ H x 10.0″ W x 20.0″ D (521mmH x 254mmW x 508mmD); 88 lbs / 40.0 kg

Dimensions and Weight (laminator)- 13.5″ H x 15.0″ W x 14.0″ D (343mmH x 381mmW x 356mmD); 29 lbs / 13.2 kg

System Security Standards- Password Protection, Lockable Housings, Network Data Encryption

Supported Software Drivers- Windows® XP / Server 2003 / Vista (32 bit & 64 bit) / Server 2008 R2 (64 bit) / Windows 7-8/10 (32 & 64 bit); Mac OS X v10.4 / v10.5; and Linux

Accepted Card Materials- Polycarbonate cards recommended; accepts ABS, PC, PET, PETG, composite

Accepted Card Size- CR-80 only

Accepted Card Thickness- 30 mil to 50 mil (0.762 mm to 1.27 mm)

If for any reason your FARGO product fails to perform, HID Global will exchange it with a new product within the first sixty (60) days of field service as long as the card count is fewer than 2,000 cards.

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