Understanding Your Thermal Transfer Ribbon Material Options
Thermal transfer ribbons, or TTRs, are necessary for thermal transfer printers to produce your image. They come in different "strengths" so you can choose the best product for your needs. Determine which ribbon is right for your needs from our two material options:
Resin-Enhanced Wax - Resin-enhanced wax ribbons are the most common general purpose thermal transfer ribbons available. These wax ribbons work well across a variety of coated and uncoated paper stocks, and are an economic solution for most general use thermal transfer applications.
Durable Wax/Resin - Our durable wax/resin thermal transfer ribbons provide high resistance to scratching and abrasion. When used with synthetic label materials, these ribbons even provide resistance to direct contact with moisture and some chemicals. Durable wax/resin ribbons are ideal for demanding environments, and are the best option for printing on weatherproof thermal transfer stock.
Learn more about the different thermal transfer ribbon materials.