Retransfer, or reverse transfer, ID card printers allow you to print high-quality and secure ID cards and badges to meet your varied requirements. However, in order to ensure that your reverse transfer printer delivers the best performance, you need to have certain essentials handy. Below is a quick guide to the important supplies that you must have to keep your retransfer printer up and running.
High-Quality Retransfer Film
Reverse transfer ID card printers work by printing the image and text on a transparent film and then attach it to the card surface. Therefore, to make sure that you get high-quality output from your printer, you need to have an ample supply of good quality retransfer film. Your selection of the retransfer film will play a vital role in determining its print quality as well as security.
High-Quality Color Printer Ribbon
You would surely want your ID cards and visitor badges to look professional with stunning colors and vivid details. So it is imperative to have the best color ribbon that suits your retransfer printer model. Just like retransfer film, you should have a plentiful supply of color ribbon to ensure that you can produce high quality and secure ID cards at any given time.
High-Quality Blank Cards
Retransfer ID card printers apply heat to attach the transparent film onto the card surface after the print job. This means that average-quality blank cards may not be suitable for retransfer printing and may get damaged due to the high temperatures of heat application. That is why you should stock up on high quality and durable composite PVC cards that are suitable for retransfer printing.
High-Quality Printer Cleaning Kit
Periodic cleaning of your ID card printers is pivotal to their performance and longevity. For that, you need a good quality cleaning kit that is designed especially for reverse transfer printers. This will make regular maintenance of the equipment a breeze and ensure that your printer is cleaned thoroughly to deliver the optimal output. This will also help to avoid costly repairs down the line.
Remember that your retransfer ID card printer is only as good as the supplies you have. So never compromise on the quality of printer supplies and make sure that you take care of your device well. Keeping a supply of the above-mentioned essentials on hand will ensure that you do not have to run for restocking when the printer runs out of the film or ribbon. This can be crucial for organizations that cannot afford any downtime in printing ID cards or visitor badges as that can create a potential loophole in their security measures.
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