Inhibiting Printing to Magnetic Stripe, Signature Panel, or Smart Card Areas
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The retransfer process is accomplished by using an evenly heated roller to adhere the image to the card. To selectively exclude specific areas of the card from the transfer process a transfer inhibitor must be applied to the film.
Zebra ZXP Series 8 Card Printers
Zebra ZXP Series 9 Card Printers
Zebra provides two print ribbons with an Inhibit panel. The inhibit panels prevents transfer of the film to the card wherever it is applied on the film.
800012-942 Zebra i Series Color Ribbon for ZXP Series 8 and 9 , 5 Panel YMCKI, 500 images
800012-944 Zebra i Series Color Ribbon for ZXP Series 8 and 9, 6 Panel YMCKKI, 415 images
ZXP 8 Iinhibit Panel Pop-Up Settings
The Inhibit pop-up window allows you to select the inhibit panel area for mag stripe, signature panel, or other non-printing areas of a card. This window is available only when using ribbons with an inhibitor panel; e.g., YMCKi.
To access the Inhibit pop-up window,
- Select Start > Printers and Faxes.
- Right click on the Zebra ZXP Series 8 Card Printer listing
- Select Printing Preferences > Card Setup
- Select Ribbon info > Front Inhibit... or Back Inhibit...
The figure below shows settings for the front side of the card; settings for the back side of the card are identical.
Select the inhibit panel area:
- Disable Inhibit: Default.
- Inhibit printing on magnetic stripe: Places a no-print zone arounnd the mag stripe area.
- Inhibit printing on smartcard contact: Places a no-print zone arounnd the smartcard chip area.
Bitmap based inhibit panel area: This option is enabled when Custom file based inhibit area (see above) is selected. To locate the bitmap, click on the Browse button to bring up a dialog for choosing the file.
ZXP 9 Iinhibit Panel Pop-Up Settings
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- ZXP Series 8 Card Printer
- ZXP Series 8 High Security Retransfer Card Printer
- ZXP Series 8 Secure Issuance Card Printer
- ZXP Series 9 Card Printer