SA's "SMART" brand of plastic ID card printers.
SA's "SMART" brand of plastic ID card printers.
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Ribbon for SMART 21
Ribbon for SMART 21

Ribbon for SMART 21

Regular price R 499.00 R 0.00 Unit price per
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This ribbon offers superior premium quality and has a high adhesion to the card. It prints clear and crisp edges and also includes a cleaning roller.

You can use the SMART YMCKO ribbon for single-sided colour printing on standard PVC white or pre printed plastic cards.

The YMCKO Colour SMART Ribbon has 5 Panels (Yellow, Magenta, Cyan, Black, & Overlay) and delivers 250 single sided full colour card prints per ribbon.

A protective varnish or Overlay is the final layer of resin printed onto your cards, to protect the card image from premature damage.

With a 300 DPI resolution the ribbon  guarantees high quality card printing that can be used for up to 3 years (and in many cases even longer).


Technical features

The color ribbon is polyethylene terephthalate (PET) with thin layer of specialized coating. The concentration of colorant is very low and they are insoluble in water.
During the printing process they only diffuse (sublimate) at temperatures above 50°C.

Storage recommendations

It is recommended to use this product within one year. Avoid dust, direct sunlight, high humidity and high temperatures. Do not place near solvents or other chemicals.

Color ribbons

SMART color ribbons have been designed to produce the very best image quality with SMART card printing systems from IDP-Corp.



Capable of reproducing up to 16 million colors, all ribbons are formulated to produce sharp, bright images and clear text.
The protective varnish allows a better lifespan of your prints. Printed cards can, therefore, be used for up to 3 years.
Tested and validated by IDP R&D and Quality departments, these consumables bring you printing quality and reliability.


Monochrome ribbons

Monochrome printing uses a single color. This is a very cost-effective process for personalizing pre-printed cards.
It stands as the ideal solution for cards that do not require color personal elements such as a photo.


RFID system:

The RFID sticker on the ribbon allows for the automatic ribbon recognition by the printer to simplify  the user experience when changing ribbons and setting up the print software and printer driver. It also allows intelligent use measurement to keeping the operator usefully informed to the ribbon print count in the printer.