This type of card printer It is a printer that is specially designed for printing PVC plastic cards. The printing technology uses a print head. that is a heating rod Dye sublimation from the ribbon into the plastic card. (Sublimation is the use of heat. Solid color ribbon replacement The characteristics of the Ribbon can be divided into different color bands such as Yellow (Y), Magenta (M), Cyan (C), Black (K) and TOPCOAT (T) by printing one-sided card or Picture 1. The different colored bands can only be used once. through thermal print head Mix each color together to create a picture. will be caused by precisely adjusting the heat In addition, this technique can also be used to apply a transparent TOPCOAT coating onto the card surface as a final layer. For durability, which this part, Inkjet technology will not be able to do. If desired, the card needs to be coated for durability. A separate laminator is required for the workflow.
Advantages It is a printer specially designed for printing plastic ID cards. Colors are dyed into the card body with TOPCOAT coating, resulting in a more durable quality than inkjet printing where liquid colors are spray dried onto the card surface. You can also add various options. Related to making plastic ID cards, such as automatic double-sided card printing, card printing with continuous personal data entry, writing data to magnetic stripe, reading / writing data to the card. smart card
Disadvantages The thermal print head is designed for printing PVC plastic cards only, and is not compatible with other media printing The printer is more expensive than an Inkjet printer, but with a specialized card printer. Warranty and performance are many times higher.