Consumables for card printer
Discover all the consumables dedicated to our Evolis card printers and badges (ribbons, cards, cleaning kits, etc.)
Evolis High Trust® brand
Right since its fledgling days, Evolis Card Printer has always been at the forefront of innovation by creating quality-focused products.
As requirements and technologies have changed over time, and to meet versatile consumer demands, Evolis Card Printer has now updated its offering in introducing a new patented range of high-quality consumables: Evolis High Trust®. This brand focuses on supporting user requirements in printing on plastic cards.
Storage recommendations for consumables
The quality of the consumables is essential for a good quality printing. For an optimized lifespan and use, they have to be handled and stored under specific conditions. The following recommendations are the optimal storage conditions for best print quality. These are based on our current know-how and observations but are not a warranty on the products.
General storage recommendations
For all the Evolis supplies (color, monochrome or security ribbons, cards and cleaning kits) it is recommended to store them in dark place avoiding dust, direct sunlight, high humidity and high temperatures. These products must not be placed near solvents or other chemicals.
|Consumable||Storage TimeUnopened||Storage TimeAfter Opening||Storage Temperature|
|Color and Monochrome Ribbons||1 year||6 months||5-25°c : 41-77°F|
|Security Ribbons||1 year||6 months||5-25°c : 41-77°F|
|Cards||2 years||2 years||5-25°c : 41-77°F|
|Cleaning Kits||2 years||2 years||15-30°c : 59-86°F|
Regarding cleaning kits, we recommend to use the cleaning materials (swab, cards…) right after the opening in order to ensure product efficiency.
This document shows you the main components for each consumable and how to dismantle them. In order to optimize how each consumable is recycled, each element must be separately sorted.
Recycling facilities and waste treatment regulations vary depending on the location and profile of each user (private individuals, associations, businesses, local authorities, public sector, etc.). To find out about your various recycling options and to set up a suitable collection procedure, please contact your local waste treatment companies.
Composition of Evolis High Trust® Cards
PVC is recyclable, whatever the color and format of the card. The more technical the card (encoding, rewritable zones, etc.), the more complex recycling becomes. It may even be prevented entirely.
Card Customization and Recycling
Color or monochrome card printing does not affect recycling. Blank and printed cards can be collected together.
During lamination, a layer of PET is added to the card. This makes it harder to recycle the card, or may even prevent recycling.
Evolis cleaning kits are not recyclable. Only the cardboard packaging should be sorted with cardboard waste.
Color, Monochrome and Security Ribbons
Ribbons themselves are not recyclable because of their chemical properties. But some components of the consumable can still be recycled. In order to optimize how each element is recycled, you will need to remove the ribbon, the labels, and the chip (for the references concerned).