Choosing A Thermal Transfer Ribbon Type and Formula
Zebra offers a variety of thermal transfer ribbon types for different applications. Following is a brief description for each Zebra thermal ribbon formula is based on the first 5 digits of the Zebra part number. Match the first 5 digits of your Zebra part number to the list below, then click on the part number for detailed pricing.
Wax Thermal Transfer Ribbons:
Use this standard wax thermal transfer ribbon for printing high-quality bar codes on coated paper and synthetic thermal label stock at speeds up to 12 inches per second.
Use this resin-enhanced wax thermal ribbon for high-speed printing. High print quality for normal and rotated bar codes on coated/uncoated thermal labels and tags.
Use this wax thermal transfer ribbon for tough-to-print uncoated or uneven tag stocks. Features unmatched scannability and performance, even on Tyvek.
Use this premium wax thermal ribbon for high-quality printing on coated facestocks. Designed for print speeds up to 12 inches per second.
Wax/Resin Thermal Transfer Ribbons:
This durable, special ink formulated wax/resin thermal transfer ribbon is UL Recognized and CSA Component Acceptable when used with Zebra approved thermal labels.
Use this wax/resin thermal ribbon for printing bar codes on coated paper. Clear images and durability in harsh conditions.
Use this premium wax/resin thermal transfer ribbon for printing on paper and a wide range of synthetics. Smear and scratch resistance in a variety of environments.
Resin Thermal Transfer Ribbons:
Use this enhanced resin thermal transfer ribbon for dense bar codes and graphics on a wide variety of materials. Excellent edge definition on synthetic substrates.
Use this performance resin thermal ribbon for printing high-density bar codes and high-resolution graphics on a wide range of synthetic materials.
Use this premium resin thermal transfer ribbon for printing dense black images in harsh environments. Great choice for printed circuit board applications.