Fargo 45214 half-panel ribbons include half-size yellow (Y), magenta (M), and cyan (C) panels, for printing full-color images. The full-size resin black (K) panel is used for printing text and barcodes, and the overlay (O) panel is a thin protective panel that is applied to the card surface.
Fargo 45214 half panel ribbons include Y, M, and C half panels and a full-size resin K and clear O panels. A cleaning roller is also included with this ribbon.
Half-panel ribbons allow you to print color on up to half the length of a standard CR80-size PVC card, while resin black may be printed on any area of the card. If you're only printing full-color on part of your cards, Fargo 45214 half panel ribbons allow twice the normal ribbon yield than a standard YMCKO ribbon, at a lower cost per card.
The illustration below shows the difference between when a standard YMCKO ribbon is appropriate and when a Fargo 45214 half-panel ribbon may be the right ribbon for you.
Did you know that Fargo 45214 color ribbons have a shelf life?
When stored under proper conditions, Fargo 45214 dye-sublimation color ribbons typically have a shelf life of up to one year. Ribbons that are more than a year old, and improperly stored, will not print optimally and will likely end up costing more money and time in maintenance and in reprinting cards.
ID Wholesaler is an authorized Fargo reseller specializing in ID card printing products. We guarantee that our 45214 ribbons are genuine Fargo ribbons, are properly stored, and are always 'fresh'.
How do you find your ribbon's shelf life?
To find whether your ribbon is past its shelf life, look for the manufactured date above the part number on the sticker on the box.