Matica ID Card Printer Ribbons

As official UK distributors for Matica Technologies, we stock a complete range of Matica ID card printer ribbons. These are suitable for use with all Matica ID card printers, including the popular XID8600. Simply use the dropdown filter on this page to find a selection of ribbons, which are compatible with your specific machine.

What is the Matica’s chromXpert brand?

Matica’s chromXpert printer supplies are created specifically to work with the Matica desktop card printer range. The portfolio includes:

  • Colour ID card ribbons
  • Monochrome ID card ribbons
  • Security ID card printer ribbons
  • Clear ID card laminate patches and overlays
  • Holographic ID card laminate patches and overlays

The chromXpert ID card ribbons are designed specifically so the Matica ID card printer automatically recognises the ribbon type and knows exactly how to use it in the best way. Furthermore, the chromXpert ID card printer ribbons are designed to ‘talk’ to your ID card printer and notify you when the ribbon is running low. By using the genuine Matica ID card printer ribbons with your Matica ID card printer you can ensure you achieve maximum performance and maximum print head life from your Matica desktop printer.

Why do I need an ID card security ribbon?

Security ID card ribbons are designed for secure issuance programs such as; secure government ID cards, secure corporate cards, secure access control cards and secure student cards, to name but a few. A chromXpert Security ID card ribbon not only prints the crisp colour expected from the chromXpert range but also features subtle security panel overlays which reduce the risk of counterfeiting.

With Direct-to-card (DTC) ID card printers the (O) overlay panel protects the printed information and ensures the cards durability. The only secure ID card ribbon compatible with the Matica DTC range is the YMCScKO for the MC310.

In the retransfer ID card printing process the colour and security panels are transferred to the clear retransfer film and subsequently to the card surface. This process can be used on a range of ID card materials, including embedded chip ID cards and ID cards with an irregular surface. Matica offers two security ribbons for the MC660, one featuring a Uv panel and one featuring a pearlescent security ink panel. The XID8300 and XID8600 have one security ribbon featuring a Uv panel.

What type of Matica chromXpert ID card printer ribbons can I buy?

Depending on your Matica ID card printer and its print process (DTC or retransfer) the type of Matica ID card printer ribbons available will vary. The chromXpert ID card printer ribbons are optimised for high colour reproduction but also offer:

  • Multiple configurations, including half-panel colour printing (ymcKO) and colour on front side, black on reverse (YMCKO-K)
  • Secure print panels including pearlescent (Sc) and (Uv)
  • Unichroma (UcYMCK) ribbon option for PC cards
  • Recyclable

Why choose Cards-X?

Cards-X (UK) are proud to be the exclusive Value-Added Distributor for Matica products. This means that we can provide permanent stock, logistic services and technical support to our valued network of resellers across the UK and Ireland.

Here’s a few more reasons why our customers and partners choose us:

  • Our low price promise means we can’t be beaten on price.
  • We offer free next day deliver for all spends over £250.
  • The experienced Cards-X team are on hand to provide expert printer advice.
  • Our UK warehouse guarantees a swift fulfilment of thousands of products.
  • The printer and consumable bundles we offer give you all you need to get printing.

For more information about our Matica card printers please contact our friendly team or find out more about our Xcellence Partner Programme.