We stock a variety of thermal transfer ribbons to meet a full range of printing requirements. These ribbons are also available in a variety of widths to suit a wide range of printers.
Our extensive knowledge of the thermal transfer printing process ensures we offer the appropriate match between ribbon and labels or tag materials. The ribbons are separated into these categories:
Wax. Suitable for most standard application requirements. A wax based thermal transfer ribbon that gives very good results printing on a wide range of paper and some synthetic materials. Not ideal for any long term duration outdoors, prone to smudging.
Wax/Resin. Suitable for more demanding application requirements. Excellent U.V, smear and scuff resistance. A wax/resin thermal transfer ribbon that gives excellent results printing on a wide range of paper and synthetic materials. Produce fine images on very smooth paper or coated paper labels, suitable for printing onto plastic /synthetic labels such as polyester, polypropylene and vinyl.
Resin. Suitable for heavy industrial and extreme application requirements. Resistant to some solvents, high temperatures, scratching and abrasive situations. This resin ribbon will produce permanent images that will withstand harsh conditions. Are for printing onto paper labels either matte or semi-gloss, must not be abraded or subjected to chemicals/oil all of which would melt the wax image.