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Thermal Ribbons

Thermal Ribbons | Thermal Transfer Ribbons for Barcode Printers

Optimedia Labs sells thermal ribbons for Zebra, Datamax, GoDEX, Intermec, Printronix, SATO, Toshiba, TSC and many other thermal transfer printers.

When buying thermal transfer ribbons, it’s important to know:

  • Whether the ink side faces IN or OUT
  • The desired ink formulation (Wax, Resin, Wax-Resin, Resin Enhanced Wax, Ultra Durable Resin, etc.)
  • Your printer’s recommended core size
  • Desired width

In general, wax thermal ribbons are the cheapest. They’re good for general purpose labels that do not require extended durability. On the other end of the spectrum, resin thermal ribbons offer the best durability and can be used for your most demanding applications including GHS chemical labels. In the middle are wax-resin or resin-enhanced thermal transfer ribbons, which add resin to the wax for greater durability.

We recommend starting your search for thermal ribbons by printer brand, which helps to ensure the best fit. You can also use our filters to select ribbons by type, size, roll size, or color.