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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

Not Sure Which Type of Ribbon You Need for Your Printer?

If you’re not sure whether your printer requires the ink side to face in or out or what size thermal ribbon you should order, let us know the make and model of the printer along with the label size and type you are printing. Our label specialists will be happy to identify the best thermal ribbons for your printer and use case as well as send you a sample ribbon to test before you buy it.

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