Labels, Tags & Ribbons

Labels, Tags & Ribbons


What types of ribbon are available for thermal printing?

A. Wax, Wax/Resin, Resin.

Are colour ribbons available for thermal printing?

A. Yes. Red, Green, Blue, Yellow and a selection of process colours.

What ribbon is used on paper and tag stocks?

A. General purpose wax ribbon will give you the best print quality and the most scratch resistance.

On light synthetics what ribbon can I use?

A. General purpose resin will give you the best print quality and the most scratch resistance.

When printing polyester labels what ribbon can I use?

A. Wax/Resin or Resin ribbons must be used when printing on any shiny vinyl thermal stock.

Why is direct Thermal used more than Thermal Transfer?

A. There is no ribbon required for direct thermal printing, therefore making the cost per label slightly cheaper.

Can thermal transfer be printed on any printer?

A. No. The printer must be capable of using a ribbon to print.

Can I print on labels that have my logo or other printing?

A. Yes. You can print on labels that have been (pre-printed) on a press, as long as there is no print in the way of the sensor.

What label and ribbon do I use when I need to withstand harsh chemicals such as gasoline, alcohol, UV rays?

A. You would need to use a polyester label combined with a resin ribbon. The polyester label is made up of very strong vinyl and the high resin content of the ribbon will produce a very durable image, with up to a 5 year outdoor life.

What sizes of ribbon are available?

A. There are a large range of ribbons available from 1.5" to 8.66" wide, with lengths from 91 to 600 metres. The size of ribbon will be dependant upon the type of printer you have.

What sizes of tags and labels are available?

A. Tags and labels are available from 0.25" to 11"+ long and from 0.25" to 8.5" wide.