Fargo 84052 HDP Color YMCKK Ribbon- 500 Images for the HDP 5000 and HDPii
This is a YMCKK dye film ribbon only. The Fargo HDP5000 ID card printer is a reverse transfer printer which requires a separate retransfer film, Fargo part number 84053, to print on the cards.
The 84052 ribbon will print 500 cards on one side, 500 cards with color on front and black only on the back or 250 cards with color on both sides. This is a YMCKK ribbon, which means it has a Yellow panel, Magenta panel, Cyan panel, Resin Black panel, a second Resin Black panel and then starts again with the Yellow panel. This ribbon uses resin black panels to print black where needed. This is the most effective for barcodes, or if the customer wants the black to stand out. A YMCKK ribbon will still only print 250 two-sided cards, if any color is printed on the back side of the card. If you wish to print color on the front and back of the cards look for a YMCK ribbon such as the FARGO 84051 dye film ribbon.
This ribbon is for a retransfer printer, which initially prints the image onto a film ribbon, then transfers the film onto the card. For this reason, there is no overlay panel on the dye film ribbon because the transfer film acts as an overlay panel.