The HDP5000 single-sided ID card printer/encoder from Fargo Electronics, Inc., offers reverse-image printing. It works by printing a reverse image on the underside of special film and then fusing the film to the card surface. Reverse-image printing produces high-security, high-volume ID badges via the company’s patented high-definition printing technology. Cartridge-based consumables load easily, thanks to a simplified design. The modular design can be upgraded in the factory or field with dual-sided printing, dual-sided lamination, and encoding for magnetic stripes and three types of smart-card technologies. Fargo has recently reduced the printer’s price and improved its warranty, which now includes a two-year printer warranty and a lifetime printhead warranty.