Choosing the right ribbon for your card printer can
help you save a lot and increase your card production rate significantly. This
is particularly true if you are printing your cards in color.
Most card printer users purchase a standard YMCKO
color ribbon to print their ID cards and badges and it does make sense for full
color single-sided badges. However, if your card application requires color on
the front and black on the back, a YMCKO-K ribbon is a lot more cost-efficient.
This ribbon is specifically designed for dual-sided card printers and includes
an extra Black panel that is used to personalize the back of your cards. A typical application is an organization
looking into printing employee badges with a photo ID, text, logo and
background on the front and the company’s contact information in black on the
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provides photo ID badge systems, software, and supplies to organizations of all
major industries including corporate, education, government, healthcare, retail
and events. Thousands of companies nationwide rely on IDSecurityOnline.com to
get durable, secure and affordable ID card solutions that will help them keep
their employees, visitors and assets safe at all times.
The use of ID card systems
modern, technology driven society is pervasive—so much so in fact that it’s
hard to think of any large organization that doesn’t rely on IDs in some way,
especially organizations that interact with the public or manage large numbers
of individuals internally. The need to control access, monitor personnel
movement and recognize authority is a big part of what enables highly complex
systems of human interaction to function efficiently and securely. Businesses,
institutions, healthcare facilities, schools and universities, and governments
all use photo ID systems, but each user group has unique needs, depending on
how they use ID badges and cards, the features and functions sought, the rate
at which they must produce them, the environment within which they operate, and
their internal system configurations.
cards are increasingly popular, and are today’s door-access
standard, because they permit users to conveniently (and more quickly) gain
entry by simply waving cards in front of a point-of-entry reader. No physical
swipe or magnetic strip is necessary. Today these ID cards are offered in open
or proprietary formats, and offer varying levels of security, programmed with
facility codes and a unique card (user) serial number.
Proximity cards are read-only devices that
have an embedded antenna. The cardholder data can be read when the proximity
card is passed within range of a reader.
When it comes to card
printing, there are two primary options that consumers can choose
from–direct-to-card and retransfer. While both versions have their supporters,
deciding which one is right for you is a matter of comparing their benefits and
drawbacks in relation to your card printing needs. Here’s a quick look at how
both these options work, as well as some reasons as to why they might be the
right or wrong choice for you.
Direct-to-card printing (sometimes shortened to just DTC) is by far the most
common printing technique used today. As the name implies, printers that
utilize DTC technology print images by having the printhead in direct contact
with the surface of a blank card. DTC printers use ribbons with different
If your organization has a
need for ID cards, you have two basic options — printing them in-house or
outsourcing the project to a printing company. Both of these choices will
ultimately provide you with cards you were looking for. However, if you are
looking for a cost-effective solution to get professional badges, in-house
printing definitely makes sense.
Control your ID card production
With in-house printing you
are in control of the entire process from start to finish, which is beneficial
for a couple reasons.
For one, you don’t have to
worry about receiving a low-quality or inferior finished product — you have the
ability to monitor the progress of your ID badges every step of the way. Plus,
in-house printing allows you the luxury of making beneficial changes to the
Now is a great time to upgrade your ID card system and plan for your 2014-2015 ID badges.
Getting the right ID card system is the most effective and affordable way to secure your school.
We have designed comprehensive ID card solutions to help you create
professional ID cards for your students, employees and visitors. Whether
you need to print a few hundred cards for your K-12 school or thousands
of badges for your university, you will find the perfect photo ID system
At ID Security Online, we are constantly looking
for new solutions to enhance our customers’ experience and help everyone build
a successful card program. Today, we are happy to announce the launch of a
brand new line of Proximity cards called QuickShip.
Proximity cards have quickly become a premier
choice for access control applications. Proximity cards are custom programmed
with a facility code and a serial number to control users’ access rights. Proximity cards are widely used in the security industry but are typically
ready to ship in 6-10 business days.
April 7, 2014, researchers disclosed a vulnerability in a technology called
OpenSSL that powers encryption across much of the Internet. The vulnerability
is known as the "OpenSSL Heartbleed Flaw."
has always been our priority and today, we are happy to confirm that our store IDSecurityOnline.com
has not been affected by this flaw.
As a safety precaution, we want to encourage you to reset your password. To do
so, log in to your Account
and change your password in the Update Billing Information section.
Have questions? Call us at 1-800-897-7024 or email [email protected].
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If you are looking for a new ID card printer,
consider getting the fastest machine in the industry. The Zebra ZXP7 card printer
produces 300 single-sided cards per hour in color.
For an even faster throughput, the printer can simultaneously print, encode,
and laminate a card.
If you are already an ID Security Online customer,
you know that we are constantly looking for ways to improve your shopping
experience and make sure that you build a successful ID card program.
With that objective in mind, we have just developed
a new ribbon selector to help you
choose the right color ribbon for your printer.
Each manufacturer offers many options, from YMCKO
to YMCKOK or half-panel color ribbons. So which one do you really need? Follow
these steps to make the right decision every single time.
Good news! ID
Security Online sets a new standard
in the ID card industry by providing all its customers with FREE UPS ground shipping on all $50+ orders.
This unique shipping policy will translate into
additional savings for all our customers who were already getting the best
deals on all ID card solutions.
This decision is part of our commitment to delivering
superior customer service and support. Now our customers do not have to pay any
extra fees if they need to order one card printer ribbon or a box of cards.
No coupon code is required as free UPS shipping is
automatically applied to all $50+ orders.
Have questions? Call us at 1-800-897-7024 or visit IDSecurityOnline.com.
We are happy to announce that you can now
connect to your favorite ID store on the go! The mobile version of IDSecurityOnline.com
gives you quick access to all the major sections of our site: our ID card
printers and photo ID systems, card printer supplies and full customer support.
User-friendly and easy-to-use, our mobile site
is loaded with features:
- One-click call to talk to an ID expert;
Get a free quote instantly;
Order a brand new card printer or consumables
for your solution within seconds;
Read the latest posts on our blog;
Check out our videos to learn more about a
product or get support on your printer;
Contact our certified repair center to get
your card printer fixed;
Hanging on to your outdated card printer might
be costing you way more than you think.
Here are the facts:
Consumables and parts for an outdated printer
can cost you twice as much as supplies for a new machine.
New printers are faster, which means that you
will increase productivity and therefore profitability.
The latest printers are more durable to
significantly reduce downtime and issue highly secure badges.
The maintenance costs of a discontinued
printer are substantial. Changing a printhead will cost you hundreds of dollars
if your printer is out of warranty.