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.
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.
New product offering! Take a look at the new Economy Wax Ribbon which is a real price competitor. This ribbon is great for any application where durability is not an issue. There have been a lot of lower quality imports entering the US market for barcode ribbon and now the US has answered with a lower priced wax barcode ribbon answer. This ribbon stands up to the test against any of the lower priced imported wax ribbon. The main use for this economy ribbon is on warehouse labels, shipping labels, bin labels, shelf labels, retail price marking, and any other label that uses wax ribbon without a large resin presence.
Only print on regular paper labels that are thermal transfer capable. This new wax will not work on synthetic labels since it will rub right off. Some shipping benches use these ribbons since the cost of inexpensive thermal transfer labels and using this economy wax barcode ribbon, the combined price can be less than using direct thermal labels. Quite an option if you don’t mind changing the ribbon at the shipping bench. Anyway, ask us for a free sample and see for yourself. We look forward to working with you on your barcode ribbon choices.