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Card printing Technology: Direct to Card.

Fargo DTC series printers use direct-to-card technology, also called D2T2 (Dye Diffusion Thermal Transfer), to graphically customize plastic cards.
This technology consists in transferring the ribbon ink directly onto the card. Direct-to-card uses ribbons that contain Yellow (Y.), Magenta (M), Cyan (C), Black (K) and Overlay (O) panels. Each Y, M, and C panel contains 256 thermally sensitive dyes which, combined together can create up to 16 million of colors from the most pale to the darkest.
The K panel consists on a monochrome ink which is thermally transferred onto the card surface. The O panel, which is automatically applied during the printing process, is an overlay that protects the printing and helps preventing the premature wear or UV fading on printed data.

Technology advantages:
• Faster print speeds than Retransfer
• Lower cost per card than Retransfer
• Photographic resolution of 300 dpi with crisp and precise

Technology weaknesses:
• Color printing on PVC cards with regular ribbons, requires a specific ribbon (UnichromaTM) to personalize Polycarbonate cards on Primacy Lamination and on Core
• This technology does not allow to personalize “over-the-edge” for full card body printing application.

This technology is often used with pre-printed cards. Many types of card with the format ISO CR80 – ISO 7810 (53.98 x 85.60 mm) are suitable for dye-sublimation / monochrome thermal transfer technology.
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