Depending on your application, you may be able to get more with half. That is, half-panel card printer ribbons for your ID card printer can save you money! Half-panel color ribbon allows for twice the normal ribbon yield by allowing color printing on up to half the length of the PVC card. This ribbon consists of yellow (Y), magenta (M) and cyan (C) panels that are half the size of the standard YMCKO ribbon panels, but with full black resin (K) and overlay (O) panels. The objective of this ribbon is to allow twice the normal ribbon yield than the standard YMKCO ribbon which equates to a lower cost per card. Here's how a half-panel ribbon compares to a standard full-panel YMCKO color ribbon: YMCKO half-panel ribbon is ideal for cards that feature a color ID picture along with some background black resin text, a logo, or barcode printing. Practical applications include student ID cards, employee ID cards, and driver's licenses. For additional savings, some half-panel ribbons are available with refillable cartridges that are both economical and earth-friendly. With this, you can re-use the starter cartridge and refill with replacement ribbons. To determine whether a half-panel ribbon is the best choice for your ID card program, give an ID Professional a call at (800) 321-4405. We're here to help you with all of your photo ID-related questions and needs!
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