Retransfer (reverse thermal image transfer) ID card printing is a process, which improves the quality of the card, the longevity of the printer and the consistency of production by printing on a laminate film that is then thermally bonded to the card instead of printing the image on the card surface through the ribbon.
One example is the new EDIsecure business line family from Digital Identification Solutions. It includes the new EDIsecure XID 8300 Retransfer Printer which can be combined easily with the new optional single- or dual-sided lamination modules ILM-LS and ILM-DS to extend card life and security. The printer was developed for industrial needs with small footprint, less weight and modern design with optional modules such as bend remedy for production of flat ISO compliant cards, flipper for double-side printing, and diverse encoding modules. Even the whole ribbon program, consisting of five distinct versions plus the long lasting XID ART retransfer film, is fully compatible with the XID 5xxie series, so that customers and distribution partners can leverage from the existing media portfolio without any changes.
This new model is equipped with a lockable, card hopper for up to 200 cards and highest ribbon capacity with up to 1,000 prints for easy handling and continuous operation. Even the ribbon compartment can be locked against unauthorized access, since the printer can utilize very security sensitive materials, such as the unique dye sublimation UV print ribbon for invisible security printing in photographic quality.
More info at www.digital-identification.com.