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What are the types and types of thermal transfer ribbons

What are the types and types of thermal transfer ribbons

Jun 03, 2020


To meet the requirements of different printed materials and durability, thermal transfer ribbons can be divided into three types: wax-based, wax/resin mixed, and resin-based, depending on the coating material.
a) Wax-based: usually with high density and high sensitivity, using paper labels, excellent printing effect and economical cost.
Universal wax-based thermal transfer ribbons are suitable for most thermal transfer printers. In the case of low energy consumption, this high-sensitivity ribbon can still achieve excellent printing density and clarity. The printing speed can reach 200mm/s . Thermal resistance: 100 ℃, printing materials: coated paper, coated paper, melting point: 65 ℃. Enhanced wax-based thermal transfer ribbon printing speed can reach 250mm/s. Melting point: 80 ℃.
b) Mixed base: It has both high-quality printing effects and durability, and is widely used with good price and efficiency.
Wax/resin mixed-based ribbons have high sensitivity: less consumption and slower printhead life. Thermal resistance: 100 ℃, printing speed: 250mm/s, printing materials: coated paper, coated paper, PVC, PET, PE, PP, melting point: 75 ℃. The edge-strengthened wax/resin mixed-based carbon ribbon is suitable for edge-pressure printers, compatible with a variety of label papers, and has the characteristics of anti-fouling and scratch resistance. Printing speed: 300mm/s, melting point: 80 ℃.
c) Resin-based: the most durable, abrasion-resistant, heat-resistant, corrosion-resistant, some formulas can prevent steam pressure, and some can be washed or dry cleaned.
The enhanced resin-based thermal transfer ribbon is suitable for flat-head printheads. With low energy consumption, the printing speed can reach 200mm/s. The printing resolution can reach 200DPI to 300DPI. Thermal resistance: 100 ℃, printing speed: 200mm/s, printing materials: PVC, PET, PE, PP, melting point: 80 ℃. The edge-strengthened resin-based carbon ribbon is suitable for edge-pressure printers. In the case of low energy consumption, the unique back coating technology makes printing more flexible and easy, and even prints rotated 90 degrees. Thermal resistance: 180 ℃, printing speed: 200mm/s, melting point: 80 ℃.