ZC350 printer SDYMCKO ribbon usage instructions

Article ID: 60355198

Issue / Question

ZC350 SDYMCKO ribbon usage instructions.

Applicable To

ZC350

Resolution / Answer

There are


Three option combinations for printing with the Silver (S) panel:

1. Print Silver Panel: On
Full Card: Off
Bitmap: Off
This combination enables the user to print a unique silver panel image for each card.

This combination requires the user to send two images to the printer in order to print with the silver panel.
The first image is for the silver panel, while the second image is for the color panels.
If K is also on the same side (i.e., SDYMCKO front), then K will be extracted from the second image if this feature is enabled.
If K is on the back side of the card (i.e., SDYMCO front / K back), then a third image is needed for the K panel—the first image is still for the silver panel and the second image is still for the color panels.

When printing SDYMCKO front / SDYMCKO back, four images need to be sent to the printer.
The first image is for the silver panel on the front, the second image is for the color and K panels on the front, the third image is for the silver panel on the back, and the fourth image is for the color and K panels on the back.

2. Print Silver Panel: On
Full Card: On
Bitmap: Off
This combination enables the user to give the entire card a shiny look.
Note that non-printed areas will appear silver, so this combination is best suited for color images that completely cover the entire card.

This combination fills the entire card with the silver panel.
The user only needs to send one color image to the printer for single sided cards (i.e., SDYMCKO front), or two images to the printer for dualsided jobs (i.e., SDYMCO front / K back (first image color, second image mono) or SDYMCKO front / SDYMCKO back (both images color)).

3. Print Silver Panel: On
Full Card: Off
Bitmap: On
This combination enables the user to print the same image with the silver panel for every card, such as for a logo or graphic.

This combination uses the same user-supplied bitmap for the silver panel for every card.
Once the bitmap has been selected, the user only needs to send one color image to the printer
for single sided cards (i.e., SDYMCKO front), or two images to the printer for dual sided jobs (i.e., SDYMCO front / K back (first image color, second image mono) or SDYMCKO front / SDYMCKO back (both images color)).

Note that the front and back silver panel options can be set independently; however, this only applies to the SDYMCKO front / SDYMCKO back ribbon combination.
The number and type of images required for each side are as specified above for single-sided cards.

4. Print Silver Panel: Off
Silver panel is not printed.

Lastly, the Intensity slider can be used to increase or decrease the intensity of the silver panel.
In most cases this should not be necessary; however, some card types may require more or less energy to print successfully with the silver panel.

+ Applicable Products

  • ZC350