Thermal Transfer Ribbons

Thermal transfer printing with ribbon delivers a permanent, crisp print, ideal for long-life product labelling, and when labels are exposed to direct sunlight, heat or outdoor conditions.

 insignia's quality Thermal Transfer Ribbons are designed to bring out the best in your printer and prolong the life of your printhead. Our thermal printing experts can help you match an appropriate ribbon to your label material or application, as well as providing advice on the correct label printer temperature and print-speed settings.

Ink Formulations

Economy & Quality

Wax ribbons are suitable for general purpose printing on paper stocks, making it for ideal carton labelling applications. The high ratio of wax in the formulation means these ribbons have a lower melt point, so a lower heat setting can be used on the printer and high print speeds are achievable. Wax ribbons are the most economical ribbon.

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Performance & Versatility

Wax/Resin ribbons provide a finer image on very smooth or coated and gloss paper labels and some synthetic stocks (e.g. polypropylene, polyethylene, polyolefin). The printed image is more durable than wax, ensuring excellent resistance to scuffing or rubbing which can be a common problem for freight.

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Resistance & Durability

Full resin ribbons provide excellent performance with a sharp clear print and higher print speeds, together with outstanding resistance to smudge and scratch in harsh conditions (high temperatures, corrosive or UV applications). They are suitable for a wide range of materials including synthetic and specialty
label stocks.

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Thermal Ribbon

Thermal Ribbon rolls are available with the carbon-side (ink side) facing in or carbon facing out. Different printer makes and models will specify which style of ribbon they require. Also, the roll length of the ribbon (outer diameter of the roll) must also suit the printer model.

Printer BrandModelCarbon Side INCarbon Side OUT
Zebra All
Datamax O'Neil Since 2010 YY
 Pre 2010 models Y
Honeywell PC Range
 PM Range YY
Bixolon All
Intermec PC Range
 PD, PM & PX Ranges YY
Carl Valentin Micra & Pica
 Bita, Compa, Spectra & Duo Print YY

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