Put simply, thermal transfer is the process of printing directly on to plain labels, using ink to position text and images on to the label. Thermal transfer ribbons are only used to print on to thermal transfer labels.
Available as wax, wax resin and full resin, our cost-effective ribbon range is suitable for any application. We ensure the best possible results by only using high-quality materials from the beginning, delivering thermal transfer ribbons in a variety of sizes.
We’re experts in thermal transfer solutions. We offer a range of standard ribbon that has a wide scope of performance to suit a variety of applications, making them ideal for general-purpose uses.
However, depending on your individual requirements, we are also able to supply bespoke sizes, offering a wide range of different finishes (such as matte or gloss) to match any application or project.
If extra durability is required, our high-performance specialty thermal transfer ribbons also provide a great solution for the most stringent requirements. Our ribbons are also suitable for brand-specific printers, including Zebra and Toshiba, and are offered in a range of different colours to match your branding.Get in Touch
"Working on the labels team is great because it allows us to use our expertise to help businesses find the right solutions. We enjoy the challenge of meeting diverse client needs and building genuine relationships in the process."
Our experienced team can work with you to choose the right ribbon for your application.
To complement our label offering we also provide a wide range of printers to suit any application and environment. We supply Zebra, Citizen and Printronix products and are a Sato partner. These are naturally backed up with full maintenance and support contracts. We also provide a full range of consumables, both original manufacturers ribbons/print heads for total reliability and alternative brands where there are cost savings.
Hague have been an invaluable resource in helping us support our business and membership. They are a pleasure to work with and are a real asset to our business and they always get the job done.
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A thermal transfer ribbon is a printing consumable used in thermal transfer printers. It consists of a polyester film coated with a wax, resin, or a combination of both. When heated, the ribbon transfers ink onto various materials, creating high-quality prints.
Thermal transfer ribbons come in three main types: wax ribbons, resin ribbons, and wax-resin ribbons. Wax ribbons are suitable for standard label printing, resin ribbons are ideal for durable and water-resistant labels, while wax-resin ribbons offer a balance between durability and cost.
Absolutely! Our thermal transfer ribbons are specifically engineered for high-quality barcode and QR code printing. They deliver sharp, precise, and scannable codes, making them an excellent choice for applications that require accurate data capture.
Yes, we provide customization options for thermal transfer ribbons. Whether you need a specific size, color, or formulation tailored to your unique requirements, our team can work with you to create customized solutions for your labeling projects.
To prolong the life of your thermal transfer ribbons, store them in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight and humidity. It’s also essential to keep them in their original packaging until they are ready to be used to prevent exposure to dust and contaminants.