Retransfer printing technology is superior to the previous generation direct-to-card print technology commonly used by certain Zebra, Fargo, Magicard and Datacard printers. A few of the advantages of retransfer printing include superior image quality, true over-the-edge printing for a better looking ID card, more area to print on, the ability to print on uneven card surfaces, a wider variety of cards, and a more durable image that is built-in tamper proof with the use of retransfer film.
However, finding and choosing compatible printer ribbons and supplies for your Retransfer card printer can be daunting and sometimes harrowing. ID Security Online has been manufacturing different models of Retransfer plastic card printers along with a variety of compatible ribbons, supplies, and accessories. Retransfer printers generally require slightly different supplies than direct-to-card printers. You can learn more about these supplies as listed below:
This clear transfer film is required for all printing with Retransfer card printers. This film creates vivid, high quality images, plus adds a layer of protection to your cards. The images is printed on the film which is then placed on the ID card allowing for real edge to edge printing and printing on some type of cards which cannot be printed on when using direct to card.
Color ribbons are the perfect solution for full color graphics, crisp barcodes, and stunning text. These color ribbons pass under a thermal printhead where the image and text are transferred to an ID card. These ribbons can maximally yield 1,000 images per roll and prints in full color YMCK on the front or front and back.
Composite PVC-PET cards are made from PVC material and feature a glossy front and glossy back. They have a very smooth surface and are optically inspected to ensure a clean scratch free card. With such a premium card surface you will get stunning cards and an extended printhead life. These cards are ideal for ID cards, gift cards, membership cards, loyalty cards, visitor cards, and more.
Cleaning your printer is crucial when it comes to maintaining optimal printing. Cards carry dust and other tiny debris with them through the printer’s print path that can potentially degrade the image quality and damage the printhead or other parts of the card printer. Routine cleanings can ensure optimal image quality and a longer life for your card printer.