The Wax Ribbons are used in retail tag, chemist shops, labeling, price tickets and garment tags etc. Wax ribbons are suitable for general-purpose applications with uncoated substrates, matte coated substrates and low-end films like polyethylene and polypropylene films.
These ribbons are preferred for applications where abrasiveness is less with the printed image or where durability is not necessary. Mostly, the wax ribbons are demanded with only one colorant layer, but we also provide them in multi layer as per the specification of our clients. We find their usage in various industries such as textile, supermarkets, automotive and many more.
The Wax Resin Ribbons are mainly used while printing on paper labels such as chromo TT2C, garment tags and find extensive usage in labeling of export based goods where handling. These are also widely preferred for their shiny smooth surfaces and are made with using synthetic material as these require a higher temperature for better printing. Here, these contain higher percentage of resin materials, where resin content contributes to a higher melting point of the ribbons.
The Pure Resin Ribbons are made from one or more layers and requires more energy than printing with other ribbons. Most resin ribbons work best within a maximum print speed of 6 inches per second. Since resins are harder than waxes, resin images have excellent abrasion, scuffing, heat, and chemical resistance. These ribbons are used for printing on synthetic, satin, taffeta, and polyester.
The TTR Ribbons are usually designed with pigment based colorant, mixed within a coating applied to one side of the polyester based ribbon. Our thermal transfer ink coating contains one or more fusion material, generally waxes or synthetic materials, coloring substance, color pigment and additive.
The carbon black is the most desirable pigment in black ribbons as it is a very light stable pigment. We get more demand for colored thermal transfer printed bar codes after the beginning of colored ribbons in various colors such as dark brown, blue,black, green, white, yellow etc.