Datacard has introduced the Datacard DuraShield clear protective card overlay that shields against a wide range of durability threats – including chemicals, moisture and abrasions.
Available for the Datacard desktop printer line, the DuraShield clear overlay provides a combination of exceptional durability and over-the-edge coverage, and is ideal for financial cards, student ID applications, secure corporate access control cards, as well as other demanding card programs. This new scratch-resistant, full-coverage overlay is optimal for PVC composite cards, extends the card life and reduces issuance costs by protecting against environmental threats. It cannot be removed from a card intact, unlike typical polyester patch laminates offered today.
“Datacard Group is dedicated to delivering a portfolio of supply products that continue to meet and exceed customer demand and expectations,” said Russell St John, senior vice president of global marketing for Datacard Group. “The ability for documents and cards to withstand counterfeiting, forgery, alteration and everyday abrasions ensures that issuers can extend card life while maintaining a cost-effective and secure card program. Our new DuraShield overlay offers card durability that is over four times the protection of a standard topcoat and is ideal for multiple applications.”
The DuraShield clear overlay is the first of two new DuraShield card overlays that will be introduced by Datacard Group in the near future, and it utilizes the patented Datacard® Intelligent Supplies Technology which improves efficiency and reduces cost. It also features Datacard Group’s eco-friendly biodegradable cores and is part of the company’s Go Green initiative – all of which are advantages enabled by Datacard Certified Supplies.