If you are in the business of packaging, or product management, then you know how important it is to have reliable printer ribbons. We have found over the years that companies that use Novexx label printers have a difficult time finding knowledgeable people to speak with about ribbons. These printers use a near-edge ribbon and it differs from what a standard label printer uses like a Zebra, Sato, or Datamax. We are well-versed in this technology and offer a wide range of ribbons that can meet your specific needs and help improve your production process. We are here to put you at ease in finding the correct ribbon for your printer in a stress-free environment. Keep reading to learn more about our thermal transfer ribbons and how they can benefit your business!
What are thermal transfer ribbons and how do they work
These ribbons are an essential part of thermal printing technology when it comes to producing labels, tags, and more. Using heat and pressure to melt the ribbon compounds that are designed specifically to be used in thermal transfer printing, provides the protection needed for the printhead while also creating crisp and clear bar codes, text, and graphics on materials such as paper, synthetic, polyester, and vinyl. Different formulations of ribbons can easily be swapped out depending on the needs of a specific project or application.
The benefits of using printer ribbons
Printer ribbons offer long-lasting and durable prints on label materials, every time. By using fresh ink for each label print, the ribbons ensure that the print quality remains consistent no matter how long labels are stored or used. This technology also reinforces the printhead’s lifespan by helping to protect it from excessive wear, letting users extend its use for a much longer period. All in all, using ribbons offers long-lasting prints with maximum efficiency and longevity for printer heads.
The different formulations of printer ribbons available
There are several different types of thermal transfer ribbons available, with the main categories being wax, wax/resin, and full resin. Each has its advantages and disadvantages depending on your printing requirements.
Wax ribbons tend to be more economical but have a lower abrasion resistance.
Wax/resin can provide a higher quality print and better abrasion resistance but costs more than pure wax ribbons.
Full resin is ideal for difficult substrates or extreme conditions because it offers the strongest protection from abrasion, weather, and the sun.
Ultimately, whichever thermal transfer ribbon you choose will depend on the demands of the application, so it’s important to understand each type of ribbon before making a decision.
How to choose the right thermal transfer ribbon for your needs
If you find yourself in a situation where you want the best thermal transfer ribbon for your needs, but don’t know how to make that happen, it’s time to turn to an experienced supplier like PaladinID. We will be more than happy to help walk you through the process of selecting the right ribbon for your application. Our knowledgeable staff has extensive industry experience and can provide helpful advice as well as support during the research phase and beyond if necessary. With our unbeatable service, trust us to be your go-to partner when seeking optimal performance and cost savings.
Tips for using thermal transfer ribbons effectively
Using thermal transfer ribbons effectively is essential for good-quality product labeling. When selecting the correct formulation of ribbon, it’s important not to select a ribbon that is overkill for your application – the right ribbon needs to be chosen to meet your specific requirements such as temperature, label material, and service life of the label. It is also advisable to have the ribbon wider than the label stock to prevent damaging your printhead. Additionally, it’s key to clean your printer head regularly so that it remains free from dust or debris, preventing issues with poor print over time and ensuring clear prints every time. Using these tips, anyone can ensure they are using their thermal transfer ribbons properly and efficiently.
With the right thermal transfer ribbon, you can extend the longevity of your labels, enjoy cost savings, and produce high-quality images. There are many different types of ribbons available on the market, so it is important to select the one that best meets your needs. If you need help selecting the correct thermal transfer ribbon for your application, give us a call. Our team of experts will be happy to assist you.
Looking for thermal transfer ribbons for your Novexx label printer, but do not know where to start? We carry the largest assortment of printer ribbons of any company. We understand the differences and can walk you through the process of getting the right ribbon for your application the first time.
Our ribbons cover 100% of the applications that are out there today. We will have a formulation that will work with any label stock you are currently using. If you would like assistance in getting the correct ribbon for your application, please do not hesitate to Email or call 888.972.5234. We look forward to working with you.
Our team is happy to answer any questions you may have and help you find the perfect labeling solution for your business needs. Put our 35 years of experience to work for you.
PaladinID Premium Wax/Resin Near-Edge Ribbon$6.41 – $41.66
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