Printer Ribbons

Printer Ribbons

Ribbons are only needed for thermal transfer printers. A thermal print-head applies heat to the ribbon, which melts ink onto a label surface. They are used in replacement of direct thermal printing when the life of the label needs to be long and/or it needs to be durable in harsh environments.


Part #: ribbons
 
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Price: See Pricing List

Additional Information

 
 There are three types of ribbon
  • Resin ribbon is used when printing onto plastic labels, such as polyester, polypropylene or vinyl. The ink is designed to slightly dissolve into or adhere to the plastic surface of the label and become extremely durable.
  • Wax ribbon is used with high-speed printers and paper based labels. It is good for applications such as shipping labels, carton labeling and retail. The life of the label can be years, but the label must be kept dry and not subjected to certain chemicals or oils, which would dissolve the wax image.
  • Wax/Resin ribbon produces a finer image on very smooth paper or coated labels. The increased resin makes labels smudge-and-smear-proof. These are more durable than wax, but can only stand little contact with water. Wax/resin labels work well with synthetic and colored labels.

In most cases the ribbon needs to be matched to the type of label material you are using with your printer in order to get the best possible print image.
 

Part #

Material

Width (in)

Length (in)

Rolls/Case

Price/Roll

 IW417

Wax

4.17

18,000

24

$11.32

 IW409

Wax

4.09

6,000

24

$3.56

 IW650

Wax

6.50

6,000

12

$5.98

 ZW20

Wax

2.00

18,000

36

$5.06

 ZW236

Wax

2.36

18,000

36

$5.94

 ZW252

Wax

2.52

18,000

36

$6.34

 ZW30

Wax

3.00

18,000

24

$7.26

 ZW315

Wax

3.15

18,000

24

$7.62

 ZW327

Wax

3.27

18,000

24

$7.90

 ZW40

Wax

4.00

18,000

24

$9.72

 ZW417

Wax

4.17

18,000

24

$10.10

 ZW450

Wax

4.50

18,000

24

$11.34

 ZW433

Wax

4.33

18,000

24

$10.48

 ZW60

Wax

6.00

18,000

12

$15.10

 ZW650

Wax

6.50

18,000

12

$16.36

 IWR409

Wax/Resin

4.09

6,000

24

$5.54

 ZWR157

Wax/Resin

1.57

18,000

48

$6.18

 ZWR252

Wax/Resin

2.52

18,000

36

$9.88

 ZWR315

Wax/Resin

3.15

18,000

24

$11.70

 ZWR327

Wax/Resin

3.27

18,000

24

$12.14

 ZWR350

Wax/Resin

3.50

18,000

24

$13.74

 ZWR40

Wax/Resin

4.00

18,000

24

$14.92

 ZWR417

Wax/Resin

4.17

18,000

24

$15.50

 ZWR433

Wax/Resin

4.33

18,000

24

$16.08

 ZWR650

Wax/Resin

6.50

18,000

12

$25.50

 IR409

Resin

4.09

6,000

24

$11.38

 ZR157

Resin

1.57

18,000

48

$12.69

 ZR252

Resin

2.52

18,000

36

$20.30

 ZR315

Resin

3.15

18,000

24

$24.53

 ZR327

Resin

3.27

18,000

24

$25.44

 ZR350

Resin

3.50

18,000

24

$28.24

 ZR40

Resin

4.00

18,000

24

$31.26

 ZR417

Resin

4.17

18,000

24

$32.50

 ZR433

Resin

4.33

18,000

24

$33.73

 ZR650

Resin

6.50

18,000

12

$52.40

1/2" Core Ribbon for Zebra Desktop Printer

 ZEQW433

Wax

4.33

2916

72

$2.90