ID Card Group's New Find My Ribbon Tool Helps Shoppers Find Compatible Ribbons for ID Card Printers

The New Find My Ribbon Feature Enables Customers to Quickly and Easily Locate Color, Monochrome, Overlaminate Ribbons for Any ID Card Printer. The Helpful Tool Returns Compatible Ribbons for the Selected Make and Model & Includes Hard-to-Find Ribbons for Older or Discontinued Printers.

ID Card Group, a leading provider of ID card printers, supplies, and accessories, has added a helpful Find My Ribbon tool to its updated website.

The Find My Ribbon tool allows customers to easily locate color, monochrome, and overlaminate ribbons for ID Card Printers from Evolis, Datacard, Fargo, Magicard, and Zebra - including hard-to-find ribbons for older and discontinued models.

Ribbon choices have multiplied exponentially with advances in ribbon technologies.  Improvements across all brands have enabled sharp, crisp text and impeccable color images on plastic ID cards, along with an array of user-friendly features.

For example, Zebra card printer ribbons now offer high-capacity ribbons that print high-quality images at higher speeds, reducing cost-per-card by printing more images per roll. Zebra's Load-N-Go™ ribbon cartridge drops easily into the printer and includes an integrated card cleaning roller, automatic set-up and low ribbon warning indicator. In addition, Zebra uses eco-friendly cartridges.

Other advances include high-tech features like RFID Technology (Radio Frequency Identification), which guarantees proper ribbon selection, error-free alignment, and monitoring of remaining ribbon capacity. For example, the High-Trust RFID line from Evolis ribbons and the latest Fargo ribbons add a clear overlay panel to cover ID badges with a thin protective film for tamper-resistant plastic cards that can last years longer than standard cards.

Although these technological advances have improved printing quality and ease of use, they have also resulted in multiple ribbon choices for printer makes and models – all of which can be confusing.

"We added the Find My Ribbon tool to help customers locate all compatible ribbons for their ID card printer quickly," says Mark Soeth, ID Card Group president. "We stock a lot of ribbons for older or discontinued printers and this new tool makes locating ribbons for new, older, and discontinued printers fast and easy."

ID Card Group regularly assists customers over the phone or via email with compatibility questions - and in addition to the Find My Ribbon tool - has published an informative blog post: YMCKO, YMCK, YMCKOK – How to Choose the Right Card Printer Ribbon. The popular resource helps customers select the right ribbon for the print job. It reviews the top five considerations when choosing the right ribbon as well as the following four ribbon types:

Single-Color Monochrome – Monochrome ribbons are available an array of colors and print single-color images and text. They are ideal for personalizing a pre-printed plastic card, adding detailed information to the back of a card, or creating layered monochrome images on a colored plastic card.

YMCK – Full, four-color ribbons print vibrant full-color images and black text on a single side per pass, making them ideal for simple, single-sided plastic cards with ID photos and text.

YMCKO – Four-color with overlay. These ribbons include a clear coating overlay to provide extra protection from tampering or wear and tear. YMCKO ribbons are for single-sided printing only, but are common choices for cards that are handled often or contain secure information.

YMCKOK – Four-color with Black on back. YMCKOK is a full-color ribbon that can also print black text or bar codes on the back of plastic cards. YMCKOK dual-sided printing capacity is often used for membership cards, loyalty cards, student IDs, event passes and tickets.

In addition to card printer ribbons, ID Card Group sells a wide range of ID card printers, cleaning kits, and printing supplies and accessories from leading manufacturers. Every product is backed by ID Card Group's low price guarantee and free shipping is offered on orders over $100.

About ID Card Group

ID Card Group offers a full line of ID card equipment, supplies, and accessories – from identification and access control products, to promotional products for loyalty or membership programs, to gift, payment, or phone cards and systems. Industries such as business, schools, government, military, law enforcement, healthcare, gaming, hospitality, trade shows/conventions, sports & entertainment and more choose ID Card Group for its selection, expert service, and low price guarantee. To learn more, call (877) 868-0012 or visit

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