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Thermal Transfer Ribbon

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What is Thermal Transfer Ribbon?
S&K Asia Thermal Transfer Ribbons are mostly used for printing variable information. This particularly concerns information for identification, such as barcodes, batch codes and expiry dates. Printing with this method is preferred when a durable result is needed, for example against heat, chemicals and abrasion. In addition, It works well in making highly durable non-variable information, such as warning signs.

Different types of ink?
The ink used in the Thermal Transfer process can be made with wax, resin, or wax/resin. As a result, the different types of ribbons have a different print sensitivity. This means they transfer ink at different temperatures of the printhead.

Wax
SK Series Premium Wax is a reliable, cost-effective solution for a wide range of applications. This product features our SmoothCoat® backcoat and has a unique ink formulation that dissipates static.
TR4085plus® Resin-Enhanced Wax is the industry’s leading wax product since its introduction to the market in November 2000.
TR4055 Standard Wax – Features a blend of waxes and a unique resin that are combined in an ink that flows smoothly at low print energy to give uniform coverage on lower end substrates.

Wax / Resin

SK Series Premium Wax/Resin is a reliable, cost-effective solution for a wide range of applications. This product features our SmoothCoat® backcoat and has a unique ink formulation that dissipates static.
M255 Premium Wax/Resin formulation prints deep black barcodes and delivers excellent small character clarity and edge definition and is extremely resistant to scratching and smudging of the printed image.
TR6080Plus Prime Performance Wax/Resin is a versatile and durable wax/resin that is designed to print dark, dense bar codes on a broad range of label stocks.
TR5080 Specialty Wax/Resin is specifically developed to cover the widest possible range of flood coated label applications. It performs well on the various inks used on spot-coated and flood-coated labels

Resin

SK Series Premium Resin is a reliable, cost-effective solution for a wide range of applications. This product features our SmoothCoat® backcoat and has a unique ink formulation that dissipates static.
V300 Versatile Resin is the most versatile resin ribbon printing on a wide variety of substrates improving productivity. Capability of printing in a broad area of heat settings, allowing for better efficiency.
R550 Extremely Durable Resin is designed for extreme resistance against most chemicals used in the automotive, chemical, pharma, electronics and other industries.
TR6075Plus All Purpose Resin is a halogen-free resin ribbon with wide label adaptability. TR6075Plus outperforms thecompetition in abrasion and solvent resistance,
TR4070 Classic Resin carries widespread agency approval, including meeting the FDA’s requirements for indirect food contact. In addition to superior performance for compliance applications, this ribbon eliminates the need for overlaminates.
R300 General Purpose Resin extensive label adaptability and high print speed capability make it the most diverse resin of its kind. It outperforms the competition in abrasion and solvent resistance