Ribbon - Thermal Transfer Ribbon
Which ribbon do I need to use?
In thermal transfer printing, the ink layer of the ribbon is transferred from the ribbon to the label. That is why when we use ribbons in combination with thermal printers, we speak of thermal transfer printing.
The two biggest advantages of thermal transfer printing are: wide range of label materials and durability.
Ribbons must be matched to the material surface (uncoated, coated, synthetic) and the requirements (short-life, long-life, abrasion and scratch resistance) as well as the thermal printer.
There are three types of ribbons: Wax ribbons, wax-resin ribbons and resin ribbons. We recommend the following:
Papers (uncoated/coated): Wax ribbons
Papers (coated), synthetic materials: wax-resin ribbons
Synthetic materials: wax-resin or resin ribbons
At Selfix you will find a wide selection of ribbons in wax, wax-resin and resin qualities in various widths and run lengths.
Our customer service will be happy to advise you on the optimal matching of the ribbon to the labels and your thermal transfer printer.