Barcode Ribbons are generally reserved for special applications. Designed for harsh environment labeling applications where resistance to extreme abrasion, heat and / or chemicals is imperative.
They are best suited for use with gloss-coated materials.
|Ribbon Materials||Common Characteristics||Common Applications||Common Substrates|
|WAX||The least expensive ribbon and is typically used with thermal transfer paper labels.||General Purpose Labeling, Inventory Control Labels, Shipping Labels, Garment Tags, Shelf Labels, etc.||Coated / Uncoated paper, synthetic paper|
|WAX / Resin||Wax / Resin is typically used on Thermal Transfer printable paper and synthetic labels and tags when added moisture and smudge resistance is required. It also prints superior rotated and ladder barcodes.||Extreme Environment Labeling, General Purpose Labeling, Inventory Control Labels, Healthcare Labeling, Asset Tracking, Garment Tags, Textile Labeling, Shelf Labels, Automotive Labeling, Horticulture Labeling, etc.||Coated / Uncoated paper, synthetic paper, polyethylene, polypropylene, polyolefin, flood coats|
|Resin||Resin is typically used on Thermal Transfer printable synthetics for conditions of high scratch and moisture resistance.||Extreme Environment Labeling, Automotive Labeling, Asset Tracking, Chemical Drum Labeling, Hazardous Materials Labeling, Healthcare Labeling, Pharmaceutical Labeling, Electronic Components Labeling, Shelf Labeling, etc.||Synthetic paper, polyester, polyethylene, polypropylene, polyolefin, PVC cards, vinyl|