Genuine Zebra thermal transfer ribbons for Zebra desktop printers.
If you use thermal transfer labels you will need to use a thermal transfer ribbon in conjunction with the labels to print an image. The type of ribbon you select is importance and should match the label you use. The ribbon should be at least as wide as the label plus backer - the ribbon acts as a barrier between the printhead and label material (as well as printing the image) and therefore ensuring that your ribbon is the correct size for your labels will reducing printhead wear.
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The Zebra desktop thermal transfer ribbon range consists of:
- Zebra 2300 standard wax thermal transfer ribbons provide very good print quality on most uncoated and coated paper facestocks. It provides good print quality on normal and rotated barcodes at speeds of up to 254mm per second. Its low print energy requirements for image transfer and its superior backcoating make this a superb pure wax ribbon choice for all Zebra thermal transfer printers. Suggested applications for Zebra 2300 standard wax thermal transfer ribbons are general purpose labelling, shipping and receiving and inventory tracking. The Zebra 2300 wax ribbon is ideally suited for use with Zebra Z-Perform 1000T uncoated thermal transfer labels and Zebra Z-Select 2000T coated thermal transfer labels.
- Zebra 3200 premium wax / resin thermal transfer ribbon is a special ink formulation for use with all Zebra thermal transfer printers. The Zebra 3200 thermal transfer ribbon provides outstanding print quality on a wide range of label materials and provides smear and scratch resistance on Zebra paper and synthetic label materials. In addition, it offers good resistance against many everyday chemicals resulting in staying power and durability in harsh environments. Suggested applications for Zebra 3200 thermal transfer ribbons are outdoor product labelling and retail shelf-edge labelling. The Zebra 3200 high performance wax thermal transfer ribbon is ideal for use with Zebra 1000T uncoated thermal transfer labels and Zebra Z-Select 2000T coated thermal transfer labels.
- Zebra 5095 high performance resin thermal transfer ribbons provide images resistant to most harsh environments (smearing, moisture, abrasion, extreme temperature and chemicals) when printed with our Zebra synthetic labels and tags. The low energy requirements for this ribbon will allow for excellent print quality even when very small fonts are required and high print speeds are possible. Suggested applications for Zebra 5095 thermal transfer ribbons are chemical container labelling, automotive labels, industrial rating plates. Zebra 5095 thermal transfer ribbons are ideal for use with Zebra Z-Ultimate 3000T gloss white polyester and Z-Ultimate 3000T gloss silver polyester.