ID Card Printing Guide

  
ID Card Printing Guide
 

ID Card Printing Guide

  1. ID Card Printing Technology
    1. Direct–To–Card ID Card Printers
      1. Use a process called dye sublimation
        1. Uses a dye-based ribbon that includes 3 color panels: Yellow (Y), Magenta (M), and Cyan (C). The print head heats each color panel of the ribbon.
        2. The dye turns into vapor and diffuses onto the surface of the card to create vivid colors.
      2. Direct-to-card ID card printers can produce up to 16.7 million colors with 300 dpi resolution.
    2. Retransfer ID Card Printers
      1. Uses a process called reverse transfer printing process.
        1. Images are printed onto a clear film called retransfer film.
        2. The film is fused onto the surface of the card
        3. The design is fixed and ready to be used.
      2. Allows you to print over the edge of your cards
      3. They can print on cards with uneven surfaces such as proximity cards, smart cards, or prepunched cards.
  2. Types Of ID Card Printers
    1. Single-Sided ID Card Printers
      1. Designed to print on one side
      2. Affordable, compact, and easy-to-use
      3. Allows you to print in full color or monochrome
    2. Dual-sided ID Card Printers
      1. Designed to print on both sides.
      2. Automatically flips your cards to print the front and back of your cards in one pass
      3. Flexible and versatile
      4. Allows you to print more information
  3. Encoding Options
    1. Contact Smart Card
      1. Only needs to be passed within range of a radio frequency acceptor to be read.
    2. Contactless Smart Card
      1. Have an embedded chip that stores data and can only be read when inserted into a reader.
    3. Magnetic Stripe
      1. Data is encoded on the magnetic stripe.
  4. Security Features
    1. Laminating Card Printers
      1. Lamination is applied after the card has been printed.
      2. The film is heated and applied.
      3. When printed the card is immediately ready for use.
    2. Significantly reduces the risk of counterfeiting and tampering while extending the lifespan of your cards.
  5. IDSecurityOnline
    1. Your First Choice In Photo ID Badging
    2. www.idsecurityonline.com
    3. 1-800-897-7024

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