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Take an inventory of the printing technology used in ID cards

ID card, is a card used to prove the identity of the cardholder. It usually contains the cardholder's name, photo, signature, and other personal information. In some cases, the ID card may also contain biometric information, such as fingerprints or iris scans.

ID cards can be used in a variety of situations, such as schools, companies, government agencies, etc. , used to identify and verify the identity of cardholders. In some countries and regions, the government will also issue national identity cards, used to prove the cardholder's citizenship and nationality.

ID cards can use a variety of technologies, such as magnetic stripes, bar codes, radio frequency identification (RFID) or smart card technology, to store and read data.Some advanced ID cards can also be encrypted to provide greater security.

ID card rich shape, beautiful design, can not be separated from the beautiful pattern and text printing. The following inventory ID card application of which printing technology.


Thermal transfer printing: the printer first heats the ribbon so that the dye on it becomes gaseous. The gaseous dye is then adsorbed onto a card or other medium to form an image. The advantages of thermal transfer printing include high printing speed, relatively low cost and good printing effect. The disadvantage is that the printed image is not durable enough to be easily scratched and worn, so it is usually necessary to add a protective film on the card to extend its service life. At the same time, this printing can not print the full card face, including the edge of the card.


Dye Sublimation: in Dye Sublimation, the printer first heats the ribbon to make the Dye on it gaseous. The gaseous Dye then penetrates the surface of the card or other medium, form an image. The advantages of this method include excellent printing effect, bright image color and good durability. However, the disadvantage of this printing technology is that it is expensive and relatively slow. In addition, dye subprinting requires special printing media that can not be used on all types of materials.


Laser engraving: the printer emits a high-energy laser beam that precisely ablates the surface of the material to form the desired image or text. Because the laser beam energy is very high, so this method can be printed on a variety of hardness of the card, the advantages of the printing effect is very durable, will not fade or wear, high printing accuracy, you can print very detailed images and text. Its disadvantage is the high cost of equipment and running costs, printing speed is relatively slow.


Direct card printing: the printer's print head touches the card surface directly and prints the image directly onto the card. This method can print a clear, bright image. The invention has the advantages of good printing effect, simple operation and relatively low cost. The disadvantage is that the printed image is not durable enough to be scratched and worn, so it is usually necessary to add a protective film on the card to extend its service life. In addition, because the printing head directly contacts the card, so the flatness of the card requires higher, not suitable for printing the surface of the uneven card.


Reprint: Also known as reverse printing or Retransfer printing. In reprinting, the printer first prints the image onto a transfer film, which is then placed on the card and transferred to the card by Hot Pressing. The advantages include excellent printing performance, good image durability, and the ability to print a full card face, including the edge of the card. However, the disadvantages of this printing technology are high cost, relatively slow printing speed, and the need to use a special transfer film. In addition, the image is transferred to the card by Hot Pressing, so the material and thickness of the card has certain requirements.


The above printing technology specifically applied to which type of ID card, mainly depends on the ID card material, shape, purpose, and the most critical cost. For example, the Direct card printing technology is simple, fast and low-cost, but the printed image may not be as clear as the reprint printing, color is not as bright as the reprint printing. Can be applied to temporary ID cards, ordinary members of the production. Reprint is often used on premium membership cards, secure ID cards, and bank and credit cards that require complex design and security features, high-quality images, wear resistance, and protection from forgery.


For the R & D ID card equipment manufacturers, with a full set of ID card mainstream printing technology can better meet customer needs, occupy a larger market share. The FPL6061 device of PIOTEC adopts DOD inkjet printing technology, and the laser personalized printer of CPL300 card adopts laser printing technology. The future will also provide more integration of mainstream printing technology ID card equipment, and is committed to providing customers with integrated ID card manufacturing overall solution.