Fargo 84816 Color Ribbon Details
Genuine Fargo 84816 YMCK half panel ribbons include a full resin black (K) panel for printing black text or line art on any part of your cards. The Y, M, and C panels are for printing a full spectrum of colors, and are half-sized panels.
Half-panel ribbons allow you to print color on up to half the length of a standard CR80-size PVC cards, while resin black may be printed on any area of the card. If you will only be printing in full-color on part of your cards, Fargo 84816 half panel ribbons provide twice the print yield than a standard YMCK ribbon, at a lower cost per card.
The Fargo 84816 half panel ribbon includes YMC half panels and full-size resin black panels.
The illustrations below show the difference between a standard YMCK ribbon and a half-panel ribbon.
Did you know that Fargo 84816 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 Fargo reseller, ID Zone guarantees that our genuine Fargo 84816 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.