Clear Overcoat Layer for increased durability
All Card Printers apply a clear overcoat layer as the last process in printing the ID card. This clear overcoat layer offers a level of protection to the printed layer, but if the cards are subject to extreme wear and tear, then we recommend also applying a laminated layer using a SMART 51 or SMART 70 Laminator.
Enhanced Visual Security with Overcoat Watermark
Our range of SMART ID card printers have the capability to apply a frosted watermark image (such as your logo) onto the face of the card when applying the overcoat layer. This watermark is only visible when tilting the card against a light source. Alternatively, the image can be printed in UV, making it invisible except under a UV light source.
The watermarking security feature can be utilised without any additional cost, utilising the standard ribbons for the printer and provides a level of card security and an anti-tampering measure.
SMART Watermark applied over a Gold Seal
Combining the SMART Watermark feature with our special Gold Seal card stock provides another level of security and increases the visual recognition of your ID cards. The watermark, applied over the gold seal, increases the visual appeal of the card.