Description of Thermal Transfer Ribbon Wax
Thermal Transfer Ribbon Wax are the most economical variety of the thermal ribbon range and are suitable for general-purpose printing on paper stocks. Although this range is inexpensive, they offer superior abrasion, resistance and excellent print quality on normal and rotated barcodes on coated and uncoated paper.
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 Ribbon are recommended for application and uses including coated and uncoated labels and tags, general-purpose labelling, shipping labels, carton labelling, retail tags and labels, print and apply applications.
Technical Specifications of Thermal Transfer Ribbon Wax
Black, Blue, Red, Green, Yellow
Barcode Ribbon Width:
40mm, 50mm, 60mm, 70mm, 80mm, 90mm, 100mm, 110mm or customized
Suitable for almost all kinds of flat head barcode printers
Price Competitiveness; Good printing quality; Receptor multi-compatibility
Antistatic coating is easy to effectively protect to printer head.
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What is a Thermal Transfer Technology?
Thermal Transfer technology uses a heat-sensitive carbon ribbon, which is melted on to the label when it comes into contact with the thermal printhead and 'transfers' ink onto the label material, forming the image on the surface. Thermal Transfer create a permanent, crisp print which is more durable when compared to thermal direct, making it ideal for long-life product labelling, and for products stored outdoors or in direct sunlight.
Thermal Transfer labels are often tougher in nature, making them less likely to scratch or fade. If the label is intended to last a longer length of time, exposed to higher temperatures, direct sunlight or rougher conditions like rubbing or scuffing during transit then Thermal Transfer technology is what you need.
What are the different layers of a Thermal Transfer Ribbon?
Four layers make up a thermal transfer ribbon these include the back protection, PET base film, release layer and ink layer. Each layer of the thermal ribbon have their own individual properties that serve a unique purpose in helping to ensure the highest quality label is produced.
What is CSO and CSI?
Quite simply, thermal ribbon rolls are available with the carbon-side facing in or carbon facing out. This terminology refers to the side of the ribbon that the ink sits on. You can identify which side is coated, as you will notice one side of the ribbon is shiny and one side has a more matte finish, the duller side is the side the ink sits on.
This is the side that should face the labels when you place the thermal transfer ribbon on the ribbon spindle. Depending on the specific thermal transfer printer that you have, you will use either one or the other. The only difference between carbon side in and carbon side out is the direction that the thermal ribbon is wound. Different printer makes and models will specify which style of ribbon they require.