Half-panel color ribbons are used to reduce printing costs of ID cards on ID card printers, by utilizing less color ribbon for ribbon-efficient card designs. These ribbons are designed to print at approximately half the length of a standard card.
Half-panel color ribbons are similar to standard full color ribbons, but the individual color panels (Y-yellow, M-magenta, and C-cyan) are half the size of regular full-panel ribbons, hence the name. Additionally, half-panel ribbons have about twice the yield per roll.
Many pre-printed card applications only require you to print portrait images, which would only require color ribbon for half the length of a card. Half-panel color ribbons are available with full-panel black resin panels that allow you to still print black text, numbers and bar code at any location on the card.
If you have any questions or need assistance on half-panel color ribbons or printers compatible with half-panel ribbons, contact us or call today at (877) 213-8180.
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