SIA AC-03-2000.06 | Access Control Guideline - Dye Sublimation Printing Practices for PVC Access Control Cards

Scope and Benefits

This guideline defines recommended practices for dye sublimation printing on cards made with Polyvinyl chloride (PVC), Polyvinyl chloride acetate PVCA, or PVC combined with other materials used in Security, Access Control, Time and Attendance, and other related industries.

This report provides specifications for the mechanical elements that make up a PVC card and defines the precautions that are to be used in handling and printing on these cards.

This guideline is for adoption by card and printer manufacturers to establish compatibility and interoperability of cards and printers. This guideline is for reference by consultants, specifiers, and users to aid in the selection and use of this evolving technology.

The guidelines define the minimum set of features a card or printer should provide. This report does not preclude manufacturers from including additional features on cards or printers, so long as they are not in conflict with the recommended practices contained in this guideline. This guideline is voluntary and self-enforcing.

Sponsoring Subcommittee or Working Group

Access Control Standards Subcommittee (Disbanded)

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