Printing cards can be essential for businesses as well as personal needs. ID cards can be used to access buildings, events, and more. Knowing the differences of Direct-to-Card vs. Retransfer Printing will ensure that you attain the right one for your ID card printing needs.
Should you be looking for the right card printer for your needs, here is everything you need to know about direct-to-card and retransfer ID card printers and their differences.
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ID Card Size
ID cards are essential for many businesses, whether for identifying staff members or for access or security purposes. However, not all ID cards are the same, with different types coming in various sizes and thicknesses. So, what is the size of an ID Card, and how do you know which ID card size to choose?
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ID cards are never quite complete without a photograph – but how do you go about taking great ID Card Photos?
Bearing in mind that the photograph on the ID card is likely to be there a long time. It’s important to get it right. Here’s what you need to consider, to make sure every photo is as professional looking and suitable as possible. Continue reading A Guide to Taking Great Staff ID Card Photos
Getting the right ID cards printed can be a more confusing undertaking than most people first realise. Everyone would love a solution that’s simple, straightforward, and universally applicable – unfortunately, no such solution exists. Continue reading Edge-to-Edge vs Over-the-Edge ID Card Printing
If you’re at all familiar with printing, you’ve probably heard the term ‘CMYK’ and you likely know it stands for Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Key (or black), and you can probably have a fair guess at some of the letters in YMCKO and YMCKOK.
YMCKO and YMCKOK ribbons aren’t for standard printers, though. They’re made specifically for ID Card Printers and they have panels of colour, called dye sublimation panels to print what you need on your ID cards. And here’s what all that jumble of letters actually stands for:
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What’s the Difference Between Hi-Co and Lo-Co Magstripe Cards?
If you’re wondering what on earth we’re talking about, take a look at your credit or debit card. That’s a magnetic stripe card (you might also know it as a magstripe or a swipe card), and if you turn it over, you’ll see the long black strip across the top of the card. That’s where your data is stored, and it’s how card readers can ‘see’ what that data is when you swipe your card through them. Continue reading What’s the Difference Between Hi-Co and Lo-Co Magstripe Cards?