The method of digital printing has become one of the most popular among customers and widely used by manufacturers of plastic cards. As with any method of manufacturing plastic cards, it has its own strengths and weaknesses.
One of the main advantages of this method - a very high resolution, excellent image quality, which makes it ideal for digital printing application photos.
The printing process is carried out using an inkjet printer that can print short runs of plastic cards with a simultaneous change of variable data (large-size offset press that possibility does not provide). Using this method you can always make a test card, and if necessary, correct the problem on the fly, which, again, is not possible with other methods for the production of plastic cards.
The weakness of digital printing of plastic cards is a higher cost of production and materials, limited reproduction of some colors, you can not use pantones and white paint. Technical limitations have an impact on the area of application of this technology, the cost is not important when ordering a small circulation, but noticeable if necessary, issue more cards. If you print more than 5,000 cards more profitable to produce maps of offset.
Made digitally maps need a reliable protective layer, and is best cope with this task laminate. The protective coating prevents abrasion of laminated cards in use, and provides it with long service life.
Often the method of digital printing is used to produce short runs of contactless cards. To do this, choose a thin plastic lamination which is mounted between two layers of a microchip.