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Bar-code printing general Bar-code printing Thermal Thermal Transfer Ribbons
  There are essentially THREE types of ribbons for Thermal Transfer

WAX BASED Where the ink is held onto the film media using a wax mix which melts with the heat from the thermal head and allows the ink to be transferred to the paper.
This is the cheapest type of ribbon but is prone to scuffing and best used on matt finishes.

WAX/RESIN MIX Offers a smearless, more hard wearing print to both matt and gloss paper finishes.

RESIN BASED Uses resin adhesive in the ink which makes it more durable (i.e. scuff/scratch resistant) More commonly used with polyester, vinyl, plastic etc.

COMPATIBILITY between media and ribbon is NOT difficult but is VITAL


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