Zebra 800077-747 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.
Zebra 800077-747 half panel ribbons include Y, M, and C half panels and a full-size resin K and clear O panels.
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, Zebra 800077-747 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 Zebra 800077-747 half-panel ribbon may be the right ribbon for you.
Did you know that Zebra 800077-747 color ribbons have a shelf life?
When stored under proper conditions, Zebra 800077-747 dye-sublimation color ribbons typically have a shelf life of up to one year. Ribbons that are more than one 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 Zebra reseller specializing in ID card printing products. We guarantee that our 800077-747 ribbons are genuine Zebra ribbons, are stored properly, and are always 'fresh'.