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Wax Thermal Ribbons

Wax Thermal Ribbons are recommended for general purpose printing on coated or uncoated paper stocks. It has a low melting point making it suitable for high-speed printing. . But because this is the softest material, it has a tendency to smudge or rub-off when exposed to heat or friction. Wax ribbons tend to not print well on high-gloss substrates.

Wax-Resin Thermal Ribbon

Wax-Resin Thermal Ribbons produce excellent print quality on coated or glossy labels (paper and synthetic). This type of ribbon contains resin which makes it more durable than wax thermal ribbons. Although more expensive, it provides longer usage and has better anti-smudge resistance.

Wide Format Printing

Wide Format Printing is a process that involves either feeding paper rolls into the printer or the flatbed slides under the print head

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