Ribbon Formula Information

There are basically three main ribbon formulations wax, wax/resin, and resin.  Each works in different environments and made for specific label materials.

  • Wax:  Your least expensive ribbon that works with paper labels, has low abrasion resistance and good print quality.
  • Wax/Resin:  Moving up in cost, these ribbons are used where you need more abrasion resistance or need to print on a non-paper facestock.
  • Resin: This is the most durable ribbon available for abrasion and chemical resistance.  A must on polyester and film label stocks.

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