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SELECTING THE RIGHT RIBBON
Selecting the right ribbon formulization is essential in providing optimal performance in your labeling application. Among the most popular types of thermal transfer ribbons are wax, wax/resin, resin and super resin. The chart below contains the various ribbon and label combinations to help describe the performance each combination will provide.

Ribbon

Label Compatibility

Features

Wax

Coated Paper

High‐performance wax ribbon prints up to 8 inches per second. This ribbon provides minimal resistance to scratches, smearing and chemicals.

Wax/Resin

Coated Paper & Some Synthetics

High‐Performance wax/resin ribbons provides good resistance to scratches smears and most moderate chemicals.

Resin

Synthetic

Enhanced resin ribbon provides excellent resistance to s scratches, smears most harsh chemicals, outdoor environments and extreme temperatures.

Super Resin

Synthetic

Premium super resin ribbon provides excellent image durability without using a laminate. This ribbon provides excellent resistance to scratches, smears, most extreme chemicals, outdoor environments and extreme temperatures.