Organisations today have realised the importance of printing ID cards for employees, loyalty cards for customers, or any other form of cards in-house. Printing ID cards in-house helps organisations in slashing down their outsourcing cost as well as saving time which was earlier spent in waiting for the cards to get printer. Having your own printer facilitates the process of issuing and replacing ID cards.
Information onto ID cards is printed with the aid of printers and printing ribbons. Without printing ribbons the device does not function properly. One of the most sought after printer and printing ribbon is the Datacard.
Datacard printing ribbon helps you print cards of superior quality and also helps you protect the head of the printer, thereby extending the life of your printer. Other brands of printers that can be used are Magicard printing ribbons, Evolis printing ribbons, Zebra printing ribbons and various others. You may choose the brand that fulfills your needs in the best possible manner. However, it is recommended that you purchase ribbons designed by the same company especially for the printer you have to prevent voiding any warranties.
The printing ribbons designed for card printers come in three different types: wax, wax-resin and resin.
The most commonly used and the least expensive are the wax ribbons. However, the product quality produced by these ribbons is a little less than what you would get from the resin. The quality of the wax-
resin falls somewhere in-between.
You have an option to avail black and colour ribbons depending on whether you need plain print or color
logos for your ID cards. If you are one of those who have a printer that is capable of printing barcodes,
you will need to purchase barcode ribbons as well.
One of the most renowned companies that deal in printers and printer ribbons is Digitalid. For more
information, visit www.digitalid.co.uk.