Thermal Transfer Ribbons

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Pacific Barcode Label Printing Solutions is your best choice for USA Made Thermal Transfer Ribbons.

Pacific Barcode carries Thermal Transfer Ribbons for all printers and all applications. Here is a description of the most popular ribbon types

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WAX STANDARD
Specially formulated to print at a wide range of energy and speed settings, this wax provides an economical solution for everyday thermal transfer printing.
It incorporates proven backcoat technology to protect your printhead. This wax product features a blend of ingredients that are combined in an ink that prints dark images and crisp, clean barcodes. This ribbon shares ink formulation characteristics with our premium Wax Ribbons making it a great resin enhanced wax at a very low price

Ideal for: Compliance, Inventory and Logistics and Retail

Recommended Substrates
Paper: Coated, Coated Tag, Uncoated, and Uncoated Tag

WAX PREMIUM
The high volume of carnauba wax in this unique formulation aids in allowing the ink layer to melt quickly and flow evenly, providing complete, dark transfer on every printed label. Pacific Barcode's WAX PREMIUM Ribbons have excellent image clarity, edge definition, and abrasion resistance on a wide range of label stocks.

Ideal for: Compliance, Food and Beverage, Health and Beauty, Inventory and Logistics, Pharmaceutical, Retail

Recommended Substrates
Paper: Coated, Coated Tag, Flood-coated, Gloss, Uncoated, Uncoated Tag
Economy Synthetics: Kimdura®, Polyart®, Polyethylene, Polyolefin, Polypropylene, Synthetic paper, UV varnished labels, Valeron®

WAX/RESIN GENERAL PURPOSE
Featuring our SmoothCoat® backcoat, this is the only wax/resin ribbon on the market backed by a 4 Million Linear Inch Guarantee. With a unique ink formulation that dissipates static, this ribbon is a versatile and durable wax/ resin that has superior print quality on low-end synthetics. It also prints at low temperatures and high speeds and has unbeatable edge definition with the darkest images
possible from a general-purpose ribbon.

Ideal for: Compliance, Food & Beverage, Inventory & Logistics, Retail, Outdoor, Pharmaceutical.

Recommended Substrates
Paper: Gloss
Economy Synthetics: Polyethylene, Polyolefin, Polypropylene, Coated V-max®, Uncoated V-max®, Coated Valeron®, Uncoated Valeron®
Specialty Materials: Polystyrene, Top-coated Vinyl, Tyvek®, Tyvek Brillion®

WAX/RESIN PREMIUM
This premium wax/resin formulation is designed to print on a wide variety of receiving materials, including coated and uncoated paper labels and tags, varnished label stock, and films. It offers excellent barcode scanning with sharp, reliable images at a wide variety of speeds. This is an extremely versatile all-purpose wax/resin that will outperform other ribbons in extreme environments. Powerful resistance against smearing and chemicals makes this product a perfect choice for your demanding environments.

Recommended Applications: Compliance, Food & Beverage, Health & Beauty, Inventory & Logistics, Pharmaceutical, Retail

Recommended Substrates
Paper: Coated Paper, Coated Tag, Gloss, Uncoated Paper, Uncoated Tag
Economy Synthetics: Polyethylene, Polyolefin, Polypropylene
Specialty Materials: Polystyrene, Top-coated Vinyl, Tyvek®, Tyvek Brillion®

RESIN GENERAL PURPOSE
Extensive label adaptability and high print speed capability make this the most diverse resin of its kind. It outperforms the competition in abrasion and solvent resistance, uses less print energy, and is designed with standard anti-static and backcoat properties to protect and extend the life of printheads. Count on this ribbon for edge definition, producing dark, dense images for improved scan rates.

Ideal for: Automotive, Chemicals, Compliance, Electronics, Food & Beverage, Inventory & Logistics, Outdoor, and Pharmaceutical.

Recommended Substrates
Economy Synthetics: Polyester, Polyethylene, Polyolefin, Polypropylene
Specialty Materials: Vinyl

ULTRA DURABLE RESIN (PREMIUM RESIN)
Halogen-free Ultra Durable Resin is one of the toughest resin ribbons on the market. It’s the only halogen-free resin ribbon capable of handling extreme environmental labeling with our unmatched scratch and solvent resistance. Designed with our standard anti-static and backcoat properties to protect the printhead, These ribbons have unbeatable edge definition for crisp, extremely durable, and dense barcodes for harsh environments.

ideal for: Automotive, Chemicals, Compliance, Electronics, Health & Beauty, Inventory & Logistics, Outdoor, and Pharmaceutical

Recommended Substrates
Economy Synthetics: Polyester
Specialty Materials: PET cards, Polyimide, PVC cards, Top-coated vinyl

NEAR EDGE Wax/Resin
Part of a complete line of superior-performing near edge product solutions, Pacific Barcode's NEAR EDGE Wax/Ribbon is the best ribbon on the market for thermal transfer printers equipped with near edge or corner edge printheads. Designed with specially formulated backcoat technology, as well as exclusive anti-static properties for easy handling and superior printhead protection. This ribbon prints dark images at high speeds and low energy settings on a wide variety of label and tag stocks from paper to low-end synthetics.

Ideal for Food & Beverage, Health & Beauty, Inventory & Logistics, Outdoor, Pharmaceutical, and Retail

Recommended Substrates
Paper: Coated, Coated tag, Gloss, Uncoated, Uncoated tag
Economy Synthetics: Kimdura®, Polyart®, Polyethylene, Polyolefin, Valeron®
Specialty Materials: Tyvek®, Tyvek Brillion®

NEAR-EDGE PREMIUM WAX/RESIN
Part of a complete line of superior-performing near edge product solutions, this ribbon is the best on the market for thermal transfer printers equipped with near edge or corner edge printheads. It is designed with our specially formulated backcoat technology, as well as exclusive antistatic properties, for easy handling and superior printhead protection. This ribbon prints dark images at speeds of up to 12 IPS, and uses low energy settings on a wide variety of label and tag stocks from paper to low-end synthetics.

Recommended Applications: Food & Beverage, Outdoor, Pharmaceutical, Retail, Health & Beauty, Inventory & Logistics.

Recommended Substrates
Paper: Coated Paper, Coated Tag, Gloss Paper, Uncoated Paper, Uncoated Tag
Economy Synthetics: Kimdura®, Polyart®, Polyethylene, Polyolefin, Valeron®
Specialty Materials: Tyvek®, Tyvek Brillion®