R396 Resin Thermal Transfer Ribbon - DNP Imagingcomm Europe B.V.
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R396 Resin high speed near-edge ribbon

R396 is a Thermal Transfer resin ribbon that delivers prints at high speed. It enables durable print results on near-edge printers and a wide range of substrates

High speed near-edge resin for durable printing of flexible packaging

R396 boasts print speeds up to 26 IPS (660mm per second) making this ribbon the choice for high-speed flexible packaging applications. In addition to its high performance, R396 surpasses the competition in abrasion resistance and is a viable solution to applications such as parts packaging, medical devices, cosmetics, healthcare, and pharmaceutical. R396 is designed with DNP’s standard anti-static and backcoat properties to protect printheads and extend printhead life. And, like all DNP ribbons, R396 is an industry leader in edge definition producing dark, dense images for improved scan rates.

Recommended applications

Food and beverage industry

Food and beverage

Health and beauty industry

Health and beauty

Pharma and healthcare industry

Pharma and healthcare

Performance characteristics of R396

R396 Resin high speed near-edge Thermal Transfer Ribbon Performance Characteristics
  • Superb colour density (Macbeth)
  • Print sensitivity: 4 – high
  • Superb high-speed printability (up to 26 IPS)
  • High label versatility
  • High abrasion and smudge resistance
  • Moderate temperature and chemical durability
  • Anti-static back coating: easy handling, clean prints and extended printhead life
  • Halogen-free

Technical product information

Layering of Thermal Transfer Ribbons - Resin

Ink: Resin
Colour: Black
Total thickness: 5.45 ± 0.9μm
Base film thickness: 4.0 ± 0.5μm
Ink thickness: 1.45 ± 0.4μm

Store between 5 – 35°C, 20-80% relative humidity, keep away from heat and direct sunlight.


Paper coated
Paper gloss
Polyethylene (HDPE)
Polyethylene (LDPE)
Polypropylene (PP)
Textile nylon

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