Avon Security Products was established with the idea that by specializing in photo ID equipment and accessories, we could gain a strong position as experts in those fields. We maintain that standard by offering consultative expertise derived from over 40 years in the photo identification industry, responsive delivery, and extremely competitive prices.
AVON SECURITY PRODUCTS - Tips to Ensure You Buy the Correct Printer Ribbon
fabrications in printer ribbon have led to a new generation of products
that last longer, resist smudging, and reduce melting temperatures. In
plain English, that means your printing will be easily scannable, long
lasting, and crisp. You can leverage technology to your benefit without
weighing too heavily on your budget if you understand the features of
Direct thermal printers and thermal transfer printers are not the same
thing. Only the latter requires a printer ribbon.
Sizing Your Ribbon
Printer widths vary enormously. The width of your ribbon needs to be
the same as or less than the width of your printer. The length is
equally important and is measured in inches.<
While there are recommended materials for different types of printers,
you do get the freedom to be somewhat flexible.
ribbon is budget-friendly and long lasting. It’s ideal for packaging
labels and retail tags. It can only be used with paper labels because it
causes smudging on synthetics, rendering bar codes and text illegible.
hybrids combine the best features of wax and resin, offering an
economical way to gain better quality than wax alone. The result is
smudge and scratch-resistant enough for outdoor locations and warehouse
usage. They’re ideal for retail, warehouse, and shipping environments
and can be used on synthetic labels as well as paper.
·Wax can be enhanced by resin to achieve a balance between wax and wax/resin hybrids.
is the most durable, expensive option, and is thus used in environments
that expose labels to chemicals, abrasion, and water. Resin is durable
enough to use on synthetic labels and for medical device tracing. Its
high definition quality also makes it ideal for bar codes, although it’s
typically limited to computer and micro label printing.
Selecting Your Media
Your ribbon needs to be chosen according to the medium you’re printing
on as well as the label’s function. Adhesive labels are remarkably
forgiving, so it’s pointless to choose expensive resin ribbon for them.
Cardboard tags are just as easy to print on, so wax will suffice.
However, when printing barcodes on smaller media that are exposed to the
elements, a wax/resin hybrid will serve you better.Wristbands and
clothing labels must withstand plenty of wear, so the expense of resin
might be a necessity, particularly in hospital environments where errors
can cost lives.<
Your goal when choosing your printer ribbon is to obtain a clear,
lasting print, and your label materials are highly influential on
·Paper and wax is only a useful combination if your label won’t be exposed to humidity and wear. ·Polypropylene is a rugged synthetic that resists tearing. It usually suits a wax/resin hybrid.
is the hardiest labelling material available, so a resin/polyester
combination is ideal for environments that expose tags to the elements.
It’s used for vehicle tagging and the labelling of chemical containers.
It can also be used in laboratories and for certain medical
Some labels only need to last as long as they stay on the
shelf, whereas others are a part of a product’s functionality and need
to have extreme longevity. The latter are best served by full resin
ribbons and polyester combinations. Wax/resin hybrids are ideal for
labels that are used indoors but will be exposed to light handling,
sunlight, and temperature changes.
Thermal transfer printers can leverage an enormous range of
ink formulas and other features, so although general guidelines will
work for most businesses, some expert advice and a little trial and
error will get you past the finishing line of your project.
Contact us to buy the printer ribbon you need today!
Avon Security Products
Having a reliable ID card processing system is critical for consistent
facility security and access for your employees, students and visitors;
merchants need a good card processing system to conduct business. A part
of getting the right card system is choosing the right card technology
for your organization’s needs. Two of the best card technologies that we
provide our customers with are EMV chip cards and magnetic stripe
cards. Before our customers choose one or the other, we help them choose
which technology works best for them by comparing and contrasting the
pros and cons of each.
What is a magnetic stripe card?
A magnetic stripe card is the most well-known card system that is
also known as a swipe card. As the name suggests, it includes a magnetic
stripe that is typically found on the back of cards such as identity
cards, driver’s licenses, bank cards and more. The magnetic stripe is
swiped through a reader that understands each card’s unique in…
ID cards allow businesses, schools
and other institutions to quickly identify employees and members.
Therefore, it's essential to have an ID card design that clearly
communicates all the key information in a single glance. Follow these ID
card design tips to create cards that look great and fulfill all their
1. Keep it Simple
ID card designs are often the best. Avoid over-complicated designs with
too many images or fancy fonts. Instead, focus on developing a clear ID
card design that contains a few key features: your company name, the
employee's name, picture and role, and the expiry date of the card.
Every element should be large enough that it is easy to notice with just
2. Use a Large, Clear Image
Perhaps the most
important aspect of an ID card is the photo of the employee. The photo
allows employees in charge of checking the identity of people in the
organization to quickly decide if the cardholder is the same p…
Using ID card systems
is a great way to improve security and streamline access for authorized
personnel. Before one of our customers can implement an ID card system,
however, they need ID cards. Producing ID cards can easily be done on
site, but this requires an ID card printer.
There are many different types of ID cards
and an equally varying number of ID card printers to produce them. As
such, our customers need to carefully consider the type of ID card
printer that will suit their unique needs. The three factors that you
need to consider when choosing an ID card for your business are capability, quality and speed. 1. Capability
is number one on our list because it is the most important factor to
consider when choosing an ID card printer (if the printer can't complete
the basic task that you need it to do, then it is worthless to you).
Here is how you determine whether or not a printer's capabilities meet
Single or double-sided printing