Thermal Transfer Ribbon

Thermal transfer printer ribbons come in all different shapes and sizes. At Matthews we can help you choose the right type of ribbon that will give you both exceptional print quality andhelp you maximise your printhead life.

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Individual Feature Comparison - Thermal Transfer Ribbon Types 

Feature Wax Ribbon Wax-Resin Ribbon Resin Ribbon
Storage 5-35°C, away from lights 5-35°C, away from lights 5-35°C, away from lights
Water Resistant Yes (100%) Yes (100%) Yes (100%)
Light Resistant Yes (7.5/10) Yes (7.5/10) Yes (7.5/10
Heat Resistant 60°C 150°C 180°C
Print speed & quality 300mm/s @ 80% sharpness 300mm/s @ 95% sharpness 250mm/s @ 95% sharpness
Best code format Horizontal barcodes Horizontal barcodes Horizontal Barcodes

When choosing the type of ribbon to use, you should consider:

  • Type of printer
  • Substrate of product
  • Production line speed
  • The type of code/text printing
  • The type of label you’re printing onto

Matthews ribbon can be used for the following types of printers:

  • Thermal Transfer Overlay
  • Label Printer Applicator
  • Carton Printer Applicator
  • Pallet Printer Applicator
  • Label Applicator
  • Desktop Label Printer

Areas We Service

We’re proud to supply premium thermal transfer ribbon Australia wide. Our innovative products and solutions are available across Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney, Brisbane, Darwin, Perth, Adelaide, Hobart and everywhere in between. Get in touch with our team today to see how your business can benefit.

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inkanto Thermal Transfer Ribbon

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