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Thermal Transfer Ribbons

Superior Selection

The broadest line of wax, wax/resin and resin ink formulations to meet any thermal transfer label requirement.

The Media/Match Files

Several hundred label and tag stocks have been tested and pre-approved for use with Barcode Media's ribbons.

Quick Delivery

With east and west coast distribution centers, Barcode Media provides the quickest, most economical delivery to any location.

Specifying a Ribbon

When specifying a thermal transfer ribbon and label combination, it is crucial to have a complete understanding of the application. Here are some pertinent questions you will need to answer:

What is the printer make and model?

What will the printed label be exposed to? (Moisture? Sunlight? Heat Solvents? Abrasion?)

What must the label adhere to?

Will the label be permanent or removable?

Is it an indoor or outdoor application?

How long must the labels last?

Is tear resistance a factor?

Is it a compliance labeling application?

Answering these questions will allow you to accurately specify the adhesive, label material and ribbon ink/formulation.

Printhead Maintenenace

To ensure consistent print quality, and to maximize the life of the printhead, users should clean the printhead after each roll of ribbon or labels. Q-tips dipped in isopropyl alcohol or commercially available "cleaning cards" are easy and effective.