Accurate Labelling

Thermal Transfer Ribbon (TTR) in a wide range of colours and sizes

If you run your own thermal label printer, you can place a regular order with us for thermal ribbon, ensuring you never run out. 

Thermal transfer ribbon is cut to length and width to suit your needs. 

Black is the most common ribbon used and therefore the most cost-effective, but we can supply a range of colours.

If you have any questions about using your thermal ribbons, feel free to give us a call and our team will help you work it out or use remote access to your machine to assist you.

High-quality thermal ribbons to give you the best quality print on your labels

Types of thermal transfer ribbon

The type of ribbon used will depend on the label material it is being applied to: 

  • Wax is  the most cost effective, but can rub-off if used on gloss or a label that might be warmed or heated.
  • Wax-resin is the most commonly used and will adhere to most label materials. 
  • Resin is extremely durable and used for specialist applications. 

Ribbon also comes in either Coated Side In (CSI) and Coated Side Out (CSO) depending on the printer being used.

If you need a ribbon that will stick on vinyl or paper then we suggest you start with Wax-resin and switch to Resin if this is not successful.

If you are unsure which ribbon matches your requirements simply get in touch with your printer model and we can help you.

Delivering to businesses throughout New Zealand

Things which affect thermal ribbon performance

There are a few things that affect thermal ribbon that you should be aware of to ensure you are getting the best results for your product labels and barcode labels.
  • Heat of the thermal printer settings
  • Speed of the thermal printer settings
  • Non-printable coating applied to labels
  • Incorrect ink applied to paper and no stamp-able gloss
  • Using the ribbon inside out
  • Using near edge thermal ribbon on a flat head printer or vice versa


For help using your thermal ribbon correctly contact us for advice. 

If you would prefer us to print your labels for you contact us to arrange a quote for barcode printing or other printed labels.