Fast identification of items is a prerequisite for successful business operations. Scanning in logistical processes and in-shop rely on variable codes such as barcodes or lot number that are easy-to-read at any time. That is how you can deliver the high quality that to withstands the expected treatment of handling it in the supply chain.
Certainly, Thermal Transfer continuously appears as a flexible and durable technique, delivering crisp prints that withstand the test of time. In general, wax ribbons are the standard for printing on (un)coated paper and other materials with a rougher surface. All this, due to the product characteristics helping fill up uneven surfaces, delivering high optical density print for scannable barcodes and other variable codes.
Find the Thermal Transfer Ribbon for your application requirements.
Ribbons based on wax can fulfil the bulk of Thermal Transfer Printing jobs, where moderate durability is required. Since wax ribbons require the lowest printing energy (lower melting temperature), the ink easily transfers onto the substrate. For instance, for logistical operations and most identification tags, wax ribbons can deliver the necessary durability to secure vital scanning operations. However, when an application requires higher durability and resilience against chemicals and environmental factors, we mostly recommend wax/resin or resin ribbons.
Since the early ’80s, DNP (Dai Nippon Printing Co. Ltd.) has built-up a long-standing history of developing Thermal Transfer Ribbons. DNP’s TR4085plus® is widely recognised as the quality reference in wax ribbons. In addition, DNP offers a comprehensive range of ribbons for black, colour and even transparent printing. Some DNP wax qualities are resin enhanced, making them suitable for different label stocks and more demanding applications with increased abrasion and smudge resistance. Additionally, DNP developed all ribbons with an exclusive back-coating technology that delivers anti-static properties for easy handling, uninterrupted print and superior printhead protection.
DNP specialises in helping you harmonise substrate, printer and ribbon. All this, with ribbons tailored to your needs and technical support in our DNP lab or on-site, in your own production environment. Because at DNP, we believe in partnership, that provides the swift and tailor-made answers that you need.