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Genuine Fargo Color Ribbons for the DTC550 ID Card Printer from an Authorized Fargo Reseller.

ID card printers typically use ribbons that are made up of different panels for printing colors and providing other functions. Panels are typically identified by a letter or two with the most common dye sublimation panels being:

  • Y = Yellow dye sublimation panel
  • M = Magenta dye sublimation panel
  • C = Cyan dye sublimation panel
  • K = Black resin panel (K = Key = Black)
  • O = Overlay panel
The YMC (Yellow, Magento and Cyan) panels are used together for full-color printing and composite black text. For crisp, black text (e.g. for printing barcodes), then a ribbon with a Black resin (K) panel can be used.Other common panels are
  • O = Overlay (aka Overcoat) panel for providing a protective finish for added card protection
  • T = Topcoat (same as an Overlay panel)
  • Uv = Ultraviolet panel for printing text and graphics that can only be seen under an ultra-violet light
  • I = Inhibitor panel for restricting where text and graphics can be printed

Another type of ribbon is a "Half-Panel Color Ribbon" where the Yellow, Yellow, Magenta and Cyan panels are half the size of the regular panels but the other panels are full-sized panels (e.g. a "ymcKO" ribbon). These ribbons can provide cost-savings where color is only required on up to half the card with black available for any part of the card).

As an Authorized Reseller for Fargo Card Printers, we only advertise MSRP (list price) on Fargo Professional Products (including Fargo DTC550 Color Ribbons) as part of their MAP (Minimum Advertised Price) policy. To get the actual price of an item, please call one of our ID Card specialists at (714)922-1140.

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Fargo DTC550 Full Color 5-Panel (YMCKK) Ribbon with Two Resin Black Panels Graphic
Fargo DTC550 Full Color 5-Panel (YMCKK) Ribbon with Two Resin Black Panels (P/N 086202)
List Price: $232.30
Non-Registered User Price*: MAP Restricted (see below)
Fargo 5-Panel YMCKK Full-Color Ribbon with Two Resin Black Panels (500 Images/Roll). For use with Fargo DTC550 ID Card Printers.

A Fargo YMCKK ribbon is a four-panel YMCK color ribbon with an extra black panel for printing on the back side of a card. It is used when you want to print full-color on one side of a card and monochrome on the other side.

The 5 panels of a YMCKK ribbon correspond to (Y=Yellow, M=Magenta, C=Cyan, K=Black, K=Black).

This ribbon is used for dual-sided card printing.

Fargo DTC550 Full Color 5-Panel (YMCKO) Ribbon Graphic
Fargo DTC550 Full Color 5-Panel (YMCKO) Ribbon (P/N 086200)
List Price: $272.70
Non-Registered User Price*: MAP Restricted (see below)
Fargo 5-Panel YMCKO Full-Color Ribbon with Resin Black and Clear Overlay Panel (500 Images/Roll). For use with Fargo DTC550 ID Card Printers.

A Fargo YMCKO ribbon is the same as a YMCK ribbon but has an additional O overlay panel. This Overlay panel is used to provide a thin layer of clear protection to your cards which helps protect the card from fading and normal wear and tear.

The 5 panels of a YMCKO ribbon correspond to (Y=Yellow, M=Magenta, C=Cyan, K=Black, O=Overlay) and is used for single-sided card printing.

Fargo DTC550 Full Color 6-Panel (YMCFKO) Ribbon Graphic
Fargo DTC550 Full Color 6-Panel (YMCFKO) Ribbon (P/N 086212)
List Price: $207.05
Non-Registered User Price*: MAP Restricted (see below)
Fargo 6-Panel YMCFKO Full-Color Ribbon with One Resin Black, Fluorescing and Clear Overlay Panel (400 Images/Roll). For use with Fargo DTC550 ID Card Printers.

A Fargo YMCFKO ribbon consist of six panels. The YMC (Y=Yellow, M=Magenta, C=Cyan, B=Black) panels are used for full-color printing, the fluorescing (F) panel for UV text, the black monochrome (K) panel for text and graphics, and a overlay (O) panel for added card security.

The fluorescing panel is used to print grayscale text or images that are only visible with ultraviolet (UV) light. The overlay panel is a thin protective topcoat. Together, the fluorescing and overlay panels provide added card security and protection.

This ribbon is used for single-sided card printing.

Fargo DTC550 Full Color 6-Panel (YMCKOK) Ribbon Graphic
Fargo DTC550 Full Color 6-Panel (YMCKOK) Ribbon (P/N 086201)
List Price: $212.10
Non-Registered User Price*: MAP Restricted (see below)
Fargo 6-Panel YMCKOK Full-Color Ribbon with Two Resin Black Panels and Clear Overlay Panel (400 Images/Roll). For use with Fargo DTC550 ID Card Printers.

A Fargo YMCKOK ribbon is the same as a YMCKO ribbon but with an additional K black panel for printing on the back side of a card.

The first 5 panels (YMCKO) are for the front side of a card (Y=Yellow, M=Magenta, C=Cyan, K=Black, O=Overlay) and provide for full-color printing with an overlay panel while the last "K" black panel is used for monochrome printing on the back side of a card. The Overlay panel provides a thin layer of clear protection to your cards which helps protect the card from fading and normal wear and tear.

This ribbon is used for dual-sided card printing.