Several types of ribbons are
available for use with card personalization systems. Selecting specific
ribbon types depends on your application as well as the specific
printer/encoder model you are using. Each ribbon type yields unique
benefits. The types are classified as:
Resin thermal transfer only
To make it easier to remember differences
between ribbons, a letter code has been developed to indicate the type of
ribbon panels found on each ribbon.
FARGO Card Personalization Systems are engineered to work seamlessly with
FARGO ribbons' custom dyes to consistently produce crisp, colorful cards.
Plus, FARGO's exclusive print ribbons offer the latest in ribbon
FARGO's first generation print ribbons
feature Smart Sensing Cores that detect if the wrong ribbon is
installed and promptly display an error message to help prevent card
Series (High Definition Printing™) and DTC500
Series print ribbons feature revolutionary RibbonTraq™
Technology that quickly calibrates the ribbon without scrolling
through numerous ribbon panels, speeding production and eliminating
waste. In addition, RibbonTraq alerts you if the wrong ribbon has been
installed to help you avoid printing errors.
FARGO's new DTC resin ribbons use RFID
(Radio Frequency Identification) technology to sense whether you have
the correct ribbon installed and alert you if the wrong ribbon has
letter codes indicate the type of ribbon panels and provide an easy
way to distinguish FARGO ribbons:
A YMCKK ribbon consists of three dye-sublimation "panels",
first Yellow, then Magenta, and then Cyan, followed by two Black
resin panels. This ribbon could be used to print full color and
black text on the front side of the card (using YMCK), and black
text (K) or a bar code on the reverse side of the card.
Note: Since this ribbon does not include a clear overlay (O)
panel, it must be used with an overlaminate - either PolyGuard™ or
Thermal Transfer Overlaminate - in the Pro-L printer/encoder, to
protect the print's colors.
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