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Direct-to-Card vs. Retransfer Printing

Direct-to-Card vs. Retransfer Printing

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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What Is the Size of an ID Card?

ID Card Size

Dyestar Blank White Plastic ID Cards (PVC 760 Microns) - Pack of 100ID cards are essential for many businesses, whether for identifying members of staff 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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A Guide to Taking Great Staff ID Card Photos

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.

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YMCK, YMCKO & YMC – Choosing the Right Printer Ribbon

YMCK, YMCKO & YMC

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 HiCo and LoCo Magstripe Cards?

What’s the Difference Between HiCo and LoCo 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.

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