​Overlay Panels

Overlay PanelThe overlay panel, sometimes referred to as a topcoat, in ID ribbons for ID card printers produce a clear protective overlay to protect against wear or fading on cards.

Overlay panels, exclusive to direct-to-card printers, are not to be confused with overlaminate ribbons. ID ribbons with overlay do not require a lamination unit, but overlays do not provide the same protection and durability as overlaminate ribbons.

When selecting a ribbon for your printer, the overlay panel is typically represent​ed by the letters "O" or "T" for topcoat. For example, you may see YMCKO or YMCKT.​

If you have any questions or need assistance on ribbon​s with overlay panels, contact us or call today at (877) 213-8180.

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