Thermal Transfer Ribbons: A thermal ribbon is required to print on thermal transfer materials. There are basically three formulations available: Wax, Wax/Resin, and Resin. The formulation to use is based on the material of the facestock that is being printed. According to printer manufacturer specifications, the ribbon should always be slightly wider than the media on which you are printing.
The Value Wax formulation is a cost-effective alternative to our premium Wax formulation and is recommended for use on thermal transfer labels and tags with paper facestocks. Not recommended for use on colored facestocks without testing first due to different types of inks that may be used to colorize the facestock.