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To choose the right printer for your organization, the most important factors include anticipated volume, single or dual-sided card printing, and whether you need added features such as magnetic stripe encoding or smart card encoding. For additional durability, printers are available with an added lamination process. For added security, you can choose a printer that will apply a custom hologram to your card.
The letters represent the pigment colors or coatings printed on your badge.
The YMC panels are combined to make all of the colors on the card. They are the three primary pigment colors yellow, cyan, and magenta. The K panel is a black resin panel and is used for sharp lettering and for bar codes. The O panel is a clear overlay that is used to seal the dye off from the air. If the dye is not sealed it will fade quickly. Some printer manufacturers call this the T panel (topcoat). The second K in YMCKOK means that one side is printed in black only.