you want to print color badges, you will need a color ribbon but if you look
closer at the options, you will find YMCKO ribbons and Half-panel YMCKO
ribbons. What’s the difference?
ribbons are standard color ribbons. YMCKO stands for Yellow, Magenta, Cyan,
Black and Overlay. The printer uses the YMC panels to print in full color, the
Black (K) panel to print in real black and then applies a clear coating overlay
(O) to create durable plastic badges.
color ribbons are different: the Yellow, Magenta and Cyan panels are half the
size of the regular panels of a YMCKO ribbon. The K (Black) and O (Overlay) are
full size panels. This means that up to
half of the card can be printed in full color while black text or images can be
printed anywhere on the card.
ID Security Online is thrilled to
launch its first Graphic Design Awards contest!
From Monday, September 9 to Friday,
December 6, 2013, undergraduate and graduate college and university students in
the United States are invited to design a unique photo ID badge to win amazing
can submit their design on the official contest page
or upload it on the Facebook page of the competition. Each student can submit
up to two entries.
You are trying to print your badges
but your ribbon keeps breaking. The good news is that this issue can easily be
- The first step is to clean your card printer. Follow the
recommendations of your card printer manufacturer to clean printer and
printhead. Dust and debris can damage your printer and considerably impact
Your card printer and card
application will determine which ID cards are right for you.
Here are a few tips when choosing
- Card thickness: ID card printers will only
accept specific card thicknesses. Most printers are built to print 30mil cards
(thickness of a credit card) so if you need to personalize thinner cards
(10-20mil), check the specs of your printer.
At ID Security Online, you know
that you get the best ID card products at unbeatable prices.
To make you save even more on
dozens of items, we have just launched a brand new section with great deals on
our top selling photo ID systems, ID card printers, and supplies. You can check it out at https://www.idsecurityonline.com/monthly-deals/
This page will help you compare
different products, find reviews, and get more information on what you are
Zebra has launched a brand new line
of single-sided card printers called ZXP Series 1. You can now print
high-quality ID cards and badges on the spot without breaking the bank.
The main features of the printer
- Single-sided printing
Edge-to-edge printing on standard
300 dpi (11.8 dots/mm) print
Load-N-Go™ drop-in ribbon
cassettes to load and replace ribbons in a snap
Auto calibration of ribbons
Zebra has launched a new version of
its ZXP Series 3 card printer. Available as a single or dual-sided printer, the
ZXP Series 3 printer is a cost-effective solution to print high-quality ID
cards and badges on the spot. Packed with user-friendly features, the ZXP
Series 3 offers incredible value with dazzling print quality at a low cost of
This enhanced version includes a
wide array of new features:
- New eco-friendly, high-capacity
ribbons for increased productivity
New printer enclosure with
updated color scheme
Improved reliability and
Card feeder design for
improved card feed
you have already implemented an ID card program, you know how important your ID
card software is. Not only does it help you design professional badges but it
also manages your cardholders’ data and adds various features to your cards.
making a buying decision, identify your needs and consider these key features:
some programs come with an internal database, which allows you to save your
cards and cardholder data for easy reprints. Entry-level software typically
does not have this option so check the specs of your software carefully.
list of supplies that you need for your retransfer printer is quite different
from what you would get for a direct-to-card printer. Follow this quick
checklist to get stunning badges and protect your investment.
1. Retransfer film: In retransfer printers, the printhead does not
come in direct contact with your card: your card design is printed into a clear
film called retransfer film. This film is then is fused onto the surface of the
card to produce over-the-edge badges in vibrant colors.
Retransfer technology, dual-sided
printing, 24-bit images, standard Ethernet connectivity: these are just a few
features of the new ID card printer from Nisca: the PR-C201.
PR-C201 retransfer ID card printer delivers perfect dual-sided badges even
on irregular surfaces such as smart cards or ABS, PET, PVH and Polycarbonate
The print quality of the Nisca
PR-C201 ID card printer is astonishing: 600 dpi, 24-bit images for flawless
colors. Not only do you get perfect badges but you get them at the amazing
speed of 160 color cards per hour! For an even faster throughput, the printer
is equipped with 250-card input and output hoppers.
Loaded with easy-to-use features,
the Nisca PR-C201 offers an LCD display for instant printer status,
quick-change ribbon cassettes and easy cleaning.
Mac users, we have big news! You
can now design and print professional ID cards and badges from your Mac. We have
designed unique ID card systems that include everything that you need to create
all types of ID cards such as employee badges, student IDs, membership cards
yes, each package includes ID card software! CardPresso is the first ID card software designed for Mac OS X.
Easy-to-use and packed with powerful features, this intuitive platform
simplifies the creation of any type of badges.
We are very excited to announce the launch of our first-ever
back-to-school sweepstakes. School safety has always been a priority for us and
this year, we want to go further and help schools realize their projects by
giving them valuable funding.
Our contest will run from June 10 to September 30, 2013. To
participate, just follow these 2 easy steps:
- Purchase $100 or more in
printers, supplies or accessories. All items on our website qualify!
Use coupon code BACKTOSCHOOL at checkout.
An ID card is meant to be visible and
needs to be displayed properly to be a secure and durable tool. To do so, a
wide array of options is available to you: from badge holders to lanyards, find
out now which badge accessories are right for you.
- Badge Holders:
choose from a variety of horizontal and vertical badges holders. Solid and
available in multiple colors, our badge holders will extend the lifespan of
- Badge Reels:
attach your ID card to clothing or bags with our line of colorful retractable
badge reels. Their unique ‘pull’ system is perfect for an easy access to your
- Clips and Magnets:
secure your ID cards and badges to anything with our solid and affordable clips
cards are now used in pretty much every industry. Here is an overview of what
ID cards can do for your business.
- Corporate. Secure ID badges allow you
to identify your employees and visitors, and control access to your premises
for a safer workplace. Design and issue photo IDs with your logo, text and
pictures. For a higher level of security, add a barcode or encode data on a
magnetic stripe or smart card. Your ID
cards become multifunctional badges and may serve for time and attendance and
access control to company property.
- Education. ID cards have been widely
adopted in all educational structures: not only do they help keep students and
staff safe but they also make daily tasks much easier to manage. For example, a
photo ID badge can help you visually identify students, staff and visitors, but
it can also be used to control access to your school, manage equipment
checkouts and lunch programs, and even pay for campus purchases.