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The following chart can help you choose the right thermal transfer ribbon for your label material and application.

Type of Wax/Resin When to Use Product  Features  Stocks
General Purpose Wax

Short life labels

Light contact during handling

Few scans
Long term durability is unnecessary

Clean Wax

Easy to use, no printer adjustments needed

Unbeatable performance at high speeds

Anti-static for RFID

Coated, uncoated papers
Low Energy Wax

Prints at low heat settings - locks in business

Higher durability

Coated papers, synthetic papers
Standard & Premium Wax/Resin

Subjected to rough handling, abrasion, scratching, or smudging

Must withstand occasional exposure to mild solvents

Exposed to weather elements

 Standard Wax/Resin

Prints on a wide range of stocks

Mid-range durability

Synthetic papers
(ie. Kimdura coated, uncoated) papers
 Premium Wax/Resin

Excellent print quality and durability on glossy stocks

UL recognized on some stocks

Glossy papers and synthetics, BOPP
Premium Resin

For maximum durability against scratch and smudge

Exposure to chemicals or extreme environments

 Premium Resin

Maxiumum durability for harsh environment labeling

Highest level of resistance to abrasion, heat, steam, and various chemicals

Anti-static for RFID

Polyesters, Polymide Vinyl
Near Edge Wax/Resin

For near edge printers

 Near Edge Wax/Resin

High speed printing

Ideal for direct printing on flxible packaging

Prints on a broad range of stocks

Coated, Uncoated papers, Polypropylene, Polyethylene

Color coding

Quick visual recognition

Short run prime labels, promotions

Flexible packaging


Avaiable in all ink formulas

Popular Blue, Red, Green configurations in stock

Over 30 colors available

All thermal transfer printable

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