Our thermal ribbon is uniquely formulated to provide the highest quality smudge and scratch resistance and to extend the printhead life of the thermal printer. The thermal transfer ribbons are provided in many composites including resin, wax, and wax/resin combinations. The difference between them is their resistance to friction (i.e. scratching).
We can provide replacement ribbon for most thermal transfer printers
Wax is the least expensive to buy and prints very well with low energy needs. The print from wax ribbons is not the best for scratch and rub resistance (although it’s great on certain plastic film), and is ideal for many applications.
Wax/Resin are slightly more expensive, but have a much higher level of scratch and rub resistance, while still being easy to use.
Resin ribbons offer much higher levels of scratch and rub resistance and perform very well in alcohol resistance tests. This type of ribbon is ideal for labeling pharmaceutical and medical products. Although they require higher printhead energy, the resin ribbons in our range print very well at high speeds on most printers.
Feel free to contact us to discuss your application and to request samples and pricing information on our selection of high quality thermal ribbon. We would be delighted to assist you, whatever your needs.