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Barcode Ribbons

Barcode Ribbons

Barcode ribbons are used in thermal transfer printers to transfer the image to the thermal transfer label with heat applied from the print head. The quality of ribbon used will make a difference in the life of your printers print head and the quality of the image printed.

Why is our ribbon better? Take a look at this image of 2 print heads. When using our ribbon with print head cleaner, your print quality will be better for a longer period of time and your print head will last a lot longer.
Below are thermal transfer barcode ribbons, along with high quality wax, wax/resin and resin ribbons for use in Zebra, Sato, Intermec, Datamax and many other printers. If you are not sure which ribbon to use for your printer, give us a call.


Barcodes on packaging, products, and inventory are important to be able to read and withstand various environments, and stick to the surfaces that the barcodes are affixed onto, from paper mail to glossy plastic bags. In addition, quality ribbons will keep your thermal transfer printer printheads cleaner, making the barcodes clean and easy to read, even after long runs. Finding the right ribbons at an affordable cost therefore is important to make sure your business runs smoothly.


We provide high quality wax, wax/resin, resin, and flexible packaging ribbons for all your barcode needs. Our variety of ribbons include colors ranging from red, blue, magenta, yellow, gray, orange, green, and more, with varying tones and intensities in the color spectrum. In addition, our ribbons are compatible with multiple brands of printers as well, so whether you have a Zebra, Datamax, or other printer, we have you covered.


Our wax ribbons are great for basic uses on all products that won't undergo intense, environmental changes or shipping arrangements, and can be printed on most common surfaces that will only be a few times. Wax-resin ribbons are especially useful for items that will be scanned multiple times and in harsh environments or through rough handling, and on products with rough or matte surfaces. Our full resin labels are great for printing on polyester or glossy surfaces.


To get a more in-depth discussion about wax barcode ribbons, visit our blog post about them. If you still have questions about which ribbon to use, contact us: we can help you find the right ribbon for your printer and products.