Zebra Ribbon Cartridge ZD421C 110mm X 74M
The Zebra ZD421c has a cartridge for instant ribbon changes that just takes a few seconds to load with fool-proof, one-way, first-time and every-time instant loading, and a smart chip in the ribbon alerts when ribbon needs replacing.
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.
The 5555 standard wax/resin ink formulation is for printing high-quality, durable bar codes on Zebra’s coated paper and matte synthetic label stocks at print speeds up to 6 inches per second. Gives a crisp, clear image and maintains its high-quality under harsh environmental conditions such as moderate abrasion, excessive moisture, chemical exposure and high temperatures. Ideal for applications where labels are repeatedly wand-scanned, subject to abrasion or friction, outdoors, applied to chemical drums, or exposed to water, steam, alkali or acid solutions. UL/cUL Certified.
Wax Thermal Transfer Ribbon – Not offered by Zebra as a Cartridge
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.
The 5095 resin ribbon formulation produces images resistant to most harsh environments: smearing, moisture, abrasion, extreme temperature and chemicals Ideal for applications where labels are repeatedly wand-scanned, subject to abrasion or friction, outdoors, applied to chemical drums, or exposed to water, steam, alkali or acid solutions. Provides a wide range of material compatibility. UL/cUL Certified. Prints durable barcodes on Zebra’s coated gloss synthetic label stocks.
*Note the ZD421C can also operate with a standard Ribbon – Link to Standard Printer Ribbons