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Polaroid 3-5042-1 Color Ribbon - YMCKF-KT - 300 prints

  • 300 prints
  • Color Ribbon
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Price $154.99 MSRP $189.00
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Polaroid 3-5042-1 Color Ribbon Details

Genuine Polaroid 3-5042-1 YMCKFKT color ribbons are used to print dual-sided full-color cards with black resin text or barcodes and a clear overlay (protective layer) over the entire card. The fluorescing F panel allows for grayscale text or images, only visible with ultraviolet (UV) light, to be printed.

On the front side of the card:

  • Y - yellow panel
  • M - magenta panel
  • C - cyan panel
  • F - fluorescing panel
  • K - black resin panel

On the back side of the card:

  • K - black resin panel
  • T - thin overlay panel

Polaroid card printers require specialized Polaroid ribbons to function properly. To maximize printed card quality and printer durability, use only genuine Polaroid 3-5042-1 YMCKFKT ribbons.

Polaroid 3-5042-1 ribbon kits include a cleaning roller to ensure optimal daily printing. Polaroid recommends cleaning your printer after each ribbon change.

Did you know that Polaroid 3-5042-1 ribbons have a shelf life?

Dye-sublimation ribbons typically have a shelf life of up to one year, when stored under the proper conditions. Ribbons that are not properly stored, and are more than one year old, will not print optimally and will likely end up costing more in maintenance and more money in reprinting cards.

As an authorized Polaroid reseller, ID Zone guarantees that our genuine Polaroid 3-5042-1 color ribbons are stored properly and are always 'fresh'.

How to find the shelf life of your color ribbon?

Look for the manufactured date on the sticker on the box, which is above the part number. If this date is over one year in the past, then your ribbon is past its shelf life.

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Polaroid 3-5042-1 Color Ribbon Specifications

  • Genuine Polaroid part number 3-5042-1 ribbon
  • YMCKF-KT full-color ribbon with black resin and fluorescent printing for card fronts and black resin with overcoat printing on the backs.
  • Prints 300 double-sided cards per ribbon
  • Polaroid 3-5042-1 YMCKF-KT color ribbons are for use with the following Polaroid printers:
    • P5000E


Printer CompatibilityP5000E
Ribbon TypeYMCKF-KT