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Zebra Ribbons

Thermal Ribbon Price Estimator for Zebra Brand Ribbons

If you can't find the specific thermal printer ribbon size you need on the thermal ribbon pricing pages located on the left, in the ZEBRA THERMAL RIBBON PRICE TABLE LINKS section, you can estimate the price as follows:

  1. Convert thermal ribbon dimensions to inches (length and width).
  2. Multiply total thermal ribbon length x width to get total square inches.
  3. Divide the total square inches by 1000 (this gives you a measure known as MSI).
  4. Multiply the MSI number from step 3 by the price shown in the table below.

Zebra Thermal Ribbon Price Table Links

Pricing per 1000 square inches of ribbon
Type of Thermal Ribbon Thermal Printer Series 1 in I.D. Core
Black Wax 02000 $.188
02100 $.234
05319 $.450
05049 $.833
Black Wax/Resin 03200 $.451
05555 $.416
05586 $.486
Black Resin 04100 $.703
05095 $.94
05100 $1.56

Example: How much would a 02100 wax ribbon 4.33 inches wide and 1476 ft. long on a 1 inch core cost?

4.33 inches x (1476 x 12 inches) = 76693 sq. in. / 1000 = 76.7 MSI x $.234 = $17.95

Thermal Ribbon prices are based on the purchase of at least 24 thermal ribbons in FULL case quantities. Prices do not include shipping and handling.

If you have any questions about how to use the above calculator or need any additional information on estimating thermal ribbon cost please contact us.