Why Ribbons Necessary? How to Choose Correct Ribbon?
Direct thermal label applications that do not require ribbon use are generally correct for short-term labeling. Such as scales labels, pos rolls for supermarkets and address labels of logistic companies. Direct thermal labels darken from light and temperature and do not resist friction. In our label which is the top material of paper or plastic we used ribbon, prints of label do not deform, they are not affected by sun and light, we obtain a durable solution that is resistant to friction and chemicals. So the ribbon provides long-term protection of the label.
Ribbon applications vary according to the top material of your label.
Wax Ribbon ; Suitable for paper surfaces. Its resistance to friction is poor. It is preferred for logistics and product labeling applications.
Wax Resin Ribbon ; Cardboard labels are wildcards used in all label applications with paper and plastic tops. Chemical resistance is better in wax ribbon. Ideal for quality prints.
Resin Ribbon ; It is preferred only for label applications with plastic tops. Not suitable for paper labels. Good chemical and friction resistance.
When buying a ribbon, we will first select the most suitable ribbon for our label raw material from 3 different ribbon options according to the application.