Thermal transfer printers require a thermal transfer ribbon to label or code products. Each application will have different requirements that need to be met regarding smudge, abrasion, or chemical resistance. There are three types of ribbons to suit these various requirements. Ribbons are available in print side out, and print side in options, in various widths, and roll core diameters.
Wax Resin Thermal Transfer Ribbon
Wax resin thermal transfer ribbons are a combination of wax and resin-based product in the colourant. They provide more durability for scratch, smudge, heat and chemical resistance than wax ribbons.
Wax Thermal Transfer Ribbon
Wax thermal transfer ribbons are the least expensive of all the thermal ribbons. They have a high percentage of wax-based product in the colourant. Waxes have little image durability against smudge, scratch, chemical, and environmental resistance. These ribbons are best used where there is not much abrasion or physical contact against the print, or not required to last for an extended period, such as general-purpose labels, Shipping or address labels, etc.
Resin Thermal Transfer Ribbon
Resin thermal transfer ribbons are harder than wax and wax resin combination ribbons. These are therefore used where superior durability including high temperature and chemical resistance is required.
Near Edge Wax Resin Thermal Transfer Ribbon
Near edge wax resin thermal transfer ribbons are especially formulated wax resin and full resin ribbons for use on near edge head printers and high-speed date coding applicators.
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