The Datacard 534000-003 YMCKT colour ribbon is a popular choice for those looking to create high-quality and long-lasting ID cards.
It is compatible with the Datacard SD260, Datacard SD360 and Datacard SD460. Below you’ll find instructions on how to change it in those machines.
Open the printer cover and remove the ribbon cartridge as shown in the picture below.
Remove the spent ribbon from the cartridge by pulling the rolls off the spools.
Load a full roll of print ribbon (the blue spool) onto the blue spindle closest to the cartridge handle until it clicks into place.
Place the silver take-up spool on the silver spindle with the black gear until it clicks into place. Now wind the take-up spool anti-clockwise one full
Remove the cleaning roller spindle with the used cleaning sleeve from the ribbon cartridge as shown in the picture below.
Remove the used cleaning sleeve from the spindle and replace it with a new cleaning sleeve. Place the spindle back into the cartridge, ensuring you remove the cleaning sleeve protector.
Now reinstall the ribbon cartridge into the printer by holding the handle and lowering it into the printer. The printer handle should be at the front end of the printer.
Make sure it is correctly positioned in the guides, and then close the printer top cover. The ribbon change is now complete.