Color Ribbon (YMCKT) Whether you have an ImageCard (R) desktop card printer or a Datacard 7000 or 9000 central issuance card printer, Datacard full color ribbons produce clear, true-to-life photos, barcodes, logos, text, and more. Specifically designed for Datacard printers, all print ribbons have system-matched performance that meet the same high standards of guaranteed quality as your printer, with reliability you can count on. All ribbons are applied by a process called Thermal Transfer. Ribbons pass under a thermal printhead which transfers the image onto the surface of a PVC card or an InTM material that is then thermally attached to the surface of a PVC card. Datacard's proprietary back-coat.