PVC Card printing
PVC cards, broadly known as plastic cards, require printers other than the traditional consumer-grade inkjet or laser printers, because of their smooth surface. Thermal transfer is the process that is specific to plastic cards.
This process applies a colored layer from a ribbon onto the flat, plastic surface. This transfer is performed by a thermal print head that increases the temperature of the ribbon’s color layer.
For color printing, this layer turns into gas and reverts to its solid state on the superficial layer of the plastic card. This process is called sublimation.
Monochrome printing uses a single color. This is a very cost-effective process for personalizing pre-printed cards. It stands as the ideal solution for cards that do not require color personal elements such as a picture.
Evolis printers offer professional printing with the superimposition of the 3 primary colors (yellow, magenta and cyan) to add more depth and crispness to an image. This process makes it possible to optimize the quality of printed images and logos with a 300 DPI resolution that guarantees expert presentation.