Our range of Entrust Sigma printers offer card durability which works to increase the longevity of your ID documents. You can guarantee that these ID will have the best quality possible and that the standard of photos will remain intact. Providing a range of additional security features including laminates, overlays, and topcoats, the protective outer layer prevents the image of the ID from corroding and/or fading. With the extra coating, this increases card durability allowing your business to extend the shelf life of these ID documents, allowing your users to continue to use it for years ahead. This longevity will save your business money in the long run which is why Sigma printers are an investment worth making.
This card durability feature is comprised of:
The topcoat is a narrow and clear layer that is designed to provide full security to the ID document. This layer aims to prevent your bar codes, logos, images, and signatures from getting damaged. As this increases your card durability, this ensures that the ID documents will be protected from wearing away, chemical corrosion, and plasticizers.
Overlays are the next level of protection, providing 4 times heavy duty security than your typical topcoat. This further increases your card durability, at a cost-effective price, ultimately saving you money for your business. There are two overlay options including a full card or one that has a smart card window. For a longer shelf life and quality ID documents, you can be assured overlays will make a difference.
Laminates are the most robust choice among the three, safe guarding the ID document from damage whether it’d be caused by chemical abrasions or water contamination. The polyester patch is designed to increase the longevity of drivers licenses and other ID that would be incredibly costly to reproduce. There are three options for our laminates including full card, one with magnetic stripe, or smart card window. There are even options for UV protective laminates to keep your ID documents from fading from the sun.