Wax ribbons

Economy and quality

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The specificity of printing with wax ribbons

A wax ribbon is coated with ink (dye) made primarily from wax-based ingredients. It is an economical and the most popular solution for printers with flat heads. It ensures high printing speed (up to 300 mm/s depending on the combination of the label and the ribbon), very good quality of printing barcodes, fonts, and graphic designs and, thereby, their legibility and durability of print at 60°C. Wax inks are characterised by lower melting point when compared to wax-resin and resin dyes thanks to which they are less burdensome for the print head and aid its longer service life. However, due to the higher softness of the wax ink, the printing made using it is more prone to smudging or scratching when compared to other dyes. Wax ribbons differ in terms of the amount of energy required for the printing process, blackness level, and resistance to abrasion. We offer a choice of wax ribbons with a specific price to efficiency ratio.

Advantages of wax ribbons

Great for short-term applications
Good print quality and its legibility
High printing speed up to 300 mm/s
Good black level even on rough materials
Optimum ink adhesion to coated and uncoated labels
Low energy required for ink transfer
Affordable prices, cheaper than other ribbon types

Examples of wax ribbon use

Shipping and

address labels

Distribution labels

Pharmaceutical labels

Labels for crates

Labels for fast

moving products

Clothes tags

Labels for bagged


Pallet labels

Labels for dokuments

Promotional labels

Selected certificates

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ul. Gromadzka 54a, 30-719 Cracow, Poland
+48 12 293 27 00

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