Let's look at making cards for special digital machines. In Russia today, most manufacturers of plastic cards started its production with this digital machines. Today About 60% of all runs of plastic cards printed on digital equipment. This is especially good way for regions where the number of orders is different from the short-run cities. Printing on plastic cards Digital printing machines is no different from conventional printing paper products. But not all digital printers capable of printing plastic cards, as to fix the toner to the paper in digital computers use a stove. To use any plastic heating elements is not acceptable, because when the temperature rises to a certain level plastic melts. Not all digital machines can meet requirements for creating rich, vivid images, with the exception of digital offset printing – machinery such as a new generation of Indigo.
In most cases, digital printing, today's manufacturers of plastic cards, called printing on an ordinary inkjet printer by a special plastic with a coating designed for inkjet printing. An important criterion is the quality of inkjet digital printing. Printing cards on an inkjet printer does not produce bad result, as the main element is a plastic card, usually printed plates, that is completely filled with paint surfaces, backgrounds, etc. When using a digital method of printing color is bright and saturated, which is very important because, as a rule, plastic cards are considered by the client at close range. In addition, significant advantage is the fact that the fillings do not see the screen – pixels, because used in This method of printing special ink just spreading over the special coating on the plastic. This digital inkjet printing differs from laser printers, which offer screen.
But all is not perfect, digital inkjet seal has a number of negative properties. So on some colors appear when you print the strip, when passing the remaining printhead. The appearance of these bands depends on the state of digital machines, the layout of the plastic card, ink, and, of course, the color caused by print head. To avoid this, use the raster processor (RIP), which handles file under seal, bypassing the printer driver. Here are just a RIP to adjust the printer for home not just because it is designed for professional digital machine, and then you want to remake it, which is time consuming and expensive process. As for the negative side plastic card printing on an inkjet printer, you must also note the important factor is the speed. At the current level of orders for plastic cards needed high performance and speed. The average speed printing plastic cards on an inkjet printer can not meet the interests of producers, based on customer requirements. As a result, production of plastic cards, with the use of inkjet printer perhaps only on some pressings, and in small quantities. The optimal combination is a high-speed printing techniques with the presence of the company – the producer of several digital machines for the manufacture of small runs.