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Nisca color ribbons are used for printing a combination of full-color images and one-color text or barcodes. Find your Nisca color ribbon today in one convenient stop, and Save today with our guaranteed lowest prices and FREE SHIPPING on all orders over $100.

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    Nisca NGYMCKK Color Ribbon - YMCKK - 410 prints
    Item#: NGYMCKK
    MSRP $210.00 Add to Cart for Price
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    • 410 prints
    • YMCKK
    • Required retransfer film
    • For dual-sided printing
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    Nisca NGYMCKO3-3BP Color Ribbon - YMCKO - 250 prints
    Item#: NGYMCKO3-3BP
    MSRP $134.00 Add to Cart for Price
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    • 250 prints
    • YMCKO
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    Nisca NGYMCKOK2 Color Ribbon - YMCKOK - 210 prints
    Item#: NGYMCKOK2
    MSRP $149.00 Add to Cart for Price
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    • 210 prints
    • YMCKOK
    • For dual-sided printing
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    Nisca NGYMCK Color Ribbon - YMCK - 500 prints
    Item#: NGYMCK
    MSRP $190.00 Add to Cart for Price
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    • 500 prints
    • YMCK
    • For single-sided printing
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    Nisca NGYMCFK Color Ribbon - YMCFK - For PR-C201
    Item#: NGYMCFK-PRC201
    MSRP $203.00 Add to Cart for Price
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    • 410 prints
    • YMCFK
    • Fluorescent panel
    • For Nisca PR-C201 Printers
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    Nisca PR5300K156 Ribbon Cassette
    Item#: PR5300K156
    Price $139.95 MSRP $161.00
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    Nisca NGYMCKO2 Color Ribbon - YMCKO - 250 prints
    Item#: NGYMCKO2
    MSRP $129.00 Add to Cart for Price
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    • 250 prints
    • YMCKO
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    Nisca NGYMCKOPRC Color Ribbon - YMCKO - 250 prints
    Item#: NGYMCKOPRC
    MSRP $105.00 Add to Cart for Price
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    • 250 prints
    • YMCKO
    • Includes cleaning roller
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    Nisca NGYMCFK Color Ribbon - YMCFK - For PR5300 Series
    Item#: NGYMCFK-PR5300
    MSRP $139.00 Add to Cart for Price
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    • 250 prints
    • YMCFK
    • Fluorescent panel
    • For Nisca PR-53XX Series Printers
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Have Questions about Nisca Color Ribbons? We have answers!

How do I know which color ribbon to use in my Nisca printer?

There are two ways to find manufacturer-approved Nisca color ribbons for your specific printer model.

  1. Use the Printer Supplies Finder at the top of this page. To quickly and easily find color ribbons for your Nisca ID card printer, simply select your Nisca printer model! It’s a great tool to bookmark for future ordering!
  2. Use the "Narrow Your Results By" options in the left column to drill down by printer model, ribbon type, and more!

As always, if you have any difficulty finding the Nisca color ribbon you need, you can also call an ID Professional at (800) 321-4405.

What is the difference between YMCKO and YMCKOK ribbons?

Nisca ID card printers use color ribbons that are sectioned into a number of panels. The panel types vary and can be a little confusing if you’re not aware of the different types. The ribbon panels are represented by letters, most commonly including:

Y = Yellow dye sublimation panel
M = Magenta dye sublimation panel
C = Cyan dye sublimation panel
K = Black resin panel for printing crisp text and barcodes
O = Overlay panel to protect the cards and delay fading
F = Fluorescent panel for adding anti-counterfeit security to cards

Two of the most common types of ribbons used in a Nisca direct-to-card printer are YMCKO and YMCKOK. What's the difference? Nisca YMCKO ribbons print in full color (YMC) and resin black (K) on the front of the card with an overlay (O) to protect the card. If you are using a dual-sided printer, you may print in YMCKO on both sides of the card. Nisca YMCKOK ribbons, on the other hand, are designed for use in dual-sided printers. They print in full color and resin black on the front of the card with an overlay, plus have an extra K panel for printing in black on the back of cards.

The ribbon that best suits your needs will depend on your printer model, what you’ll be printing on your cards, and how your cards will be used. If you need assistance finding the right Nisca color ribbon, call an ID Professional at (800) 321-4405.

YMCKO vs. YMCKOK Card Samples

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