2300 Standard:A pure wax ribbon featuring excellent print quality on a wide range of coated and uncoated papers. Print speeds of up to 250mm/sec (10ips) can be achieved on Zebra label material. The 2300 ribbon is a perfect low-cost choice for general-purpose label printing.
2100 High Performance:A resin-enhanced wax ribbon featuring excellent print quality on a wide range of coated and uncoated papers. Print speeds of up to 300mm/sec (12ips) can be achieved. Superb small-font printability and also offers superior abrasion resistance.
3400 High Performance:A high-performance wax/resin ribbon featuring excellent print quality on Zebra coated and uncoated papers as well as many matte synthetics. Print speeds of up to 200mm/sec (8ips) can be achieved even with rotated barcodes.
3200 Premium:A premium wax/resin ribbon which provides excellent print quality on a wide range of Zebra paper and synthetic materials. 3200 offers very good resistance to scratches, smears, everyday chemicals and higher temperatures, along with the ability to print at up to 250mm per second. UL and CSA recognised with various Zebra materials.
4800 Standard:A high-quality resin ribbon featuring excellent print quality, particularly suitable for printing dense barcodes and high-resolution graphis. Print speeds of up to 150mm/sec (6ips) can be achieved using Zebra labels. 4800 resin ribbons also offers excellent resistance to abrasion and chemicals.
5095 High Performance:A high performance resin ribbon with superior resistance to scratches, smears, extreme temperatures and chemicals. Low energy requirements allow this ribbon to provide excellent print quality and high print speeds. UL & CSA recognized with various Zebra materials.
Thermal transfer printers can accept a wider variety of media than direct thermal models, including paper, polyester, and polypropylene materials. Thermal transfer printers can create extremely durable wristbands, asset tags, and certification labels, in addition to common labels, tags, and tickets. The specific label material and ribbon must be carefully matched to ensure print performance and durability.
There are two thermal printing methods: direct thermal and thermal transfer. Each method uses a thermal printhead that applies heat to the surface being marked. Thermal transfer printing uses a heated ribbon to produce durable, long-lasting images on a wide variety of materials. No ribbon is used in direct thermal printing, which creates the image directly on the printed material. Direct thermal media is more sensitive to light, heat and abrasion, which reduces the life of the printed material.