Thermal Transfer Ribbons

Type of RibbonsThermal Transfer Ribbon (TTR) is the “ink” used in Thermal Transfer printing. Instead of the liquid ink we are used to in our desktop inkjet printers thermal transfer “ink” is melted plastic and wax on a thin foil backing. TTR is available in three basic configurations: wax, wax/resin, and resin which are in various sizes.

Gnox provides good quality thermal printing with maximum printhead life depends on using high quality thermal ribbon. As manufacturers of thermal transfer printers, we are very aware of this basic fact. We have, therefore, spent a lot of time specifying the best thermal ribbon to run on our own printers and can now offer all thermal transfer customers the benefit of our experience.

Gnox carries an extensive stock of thermal ribbon suitable for printing onto most label surfaces and packaging materials which are extremely high quality products in each of the three main types.

Wax Ribbons

Wax Ribbon

Gnox’s wax ribbon is a premium wax grade, enhanced especially for maximum print performance. High carbon content guarantees a crisp, sharp black image – so crucial for the printing of graphic, text and barcodes. Wax ribbon is most economical choice for general purpose tag and labeling applications including shipping, warehousing, retail, textile, and apparel. Choose a wax ribbon when printing on uncoated and coated paper tag and label stocks, and low end film labels.
Wax Resin Ribbons

Wax Resin Ribbon

Gnox wax resin is composed of a mixture of both wax and resinous materials that provides higher level of scratch and smear and/or mild chemical resistance is needed in labeling applications including shelf and bin labels, textile, apparel, nursery, and lumber. Recommended receivers for wax/resin ribbon are gloss paper, polyethylene, polypropylene and polyester films.
Resin Ribbons

Resin Ribbon

Resin is for harsh environment labeling applications where resistance to extreme abrasion, heat, and/or chemicals is imperative. The image durability is the best with resin ribbon and it is the most expensive of the three types of ribbon. Resin ribbon is used in super premium labeling applications such as chemical drum, medical, outdoor, industrial, automotive, electronic component, and hazardous material. Recommended receivers for resin ribbon are vinyl, polyester, and polyimide films. Gnox resin ribbon offers outstanding image density, edge definition combined with a low energy release deliver a solid, single source solution for today’s markets.
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