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Armor & Inkanto Ribbons

Supplyline & Armor the perfect combination for your print needs.

Armor are the worlds largest manufactures of thermal transfer ribbons (TTR), they have over 50% of the European market and supply most branded or original manufactures ribbons behind the scenes.

Supplyline & Armor have been working very closely together for over 15 years growing our business and market share together year on year, we have un-paralled knowledge when it comes to picking the right ribbon for your application.

Armor stock an incredible range of over 10,000 ribbons for all makes label printers & coding machines.

Armor produce over 1 Billion square metres of ribbons per year.

Printer ribbons for desktop label printers / thermal printers / industrial label printers / date & coding machines and print & apply printers.

A full range of Colour ribbons, stocked off the shelf also available (see below).

Armor was founded over 90 years ago and currently a market leader in the Thermal Transfer consumables sector, ARMOR is active worldwide through its sales offices, as well as through its transformation plants in the USA, Brazil, Mexico, India, South Africa, China and Singapore.

Nearly 100% of semi-finished products are manufactured at the French site near Nantes, and subsequently transformed to order as close as possible to the market being served.

So any gain in market share benefits both the local business and the plant located in France. A unique model of its type, the opposite of delocalisation.

For any enquires, quotes or samples please ring / email or use the ribbon form below.

Supplyline stock and sell a huge range of ARMOR ribbons & coding foils nearly all available for 1-2 day delivery.

See the Full Armor product range and spec sheets below.

Inkanto by Armor “The brand name you can trust”, this is the brand that the ARMOR Group has chosen for its Thermal Transfer ribbon offering. It will definitely enhance your experience with our ribbons.

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inkanto is not just a complete new visual identity of ARMOR unbranded ribbons: the inkanto Thermal Transfer ribbon offering comes with an unparalleled line of new services.

Enjoy complete peace of mind using the brand of the worlds leading TTR manufacturer

Risk free ribbons allow you to focus on your business fundamentals

An inkanton ribbon has nothing to hide, you get all quality data with it

Each box on inkanto® ribbons contains a print-head cleaning wipe

You can easily see and test inkanto® ribbons performances

An inkanto® ribbon is easy to use: All important information is clearly visible

inkanto® ribbon families are identified by colour codes helping to reduce the possibility of errors.

Very legible labels on the box and ribbon to highlight the important information about the product:

RIBBON TYPES & APPLICATIONS COLOURS

Armor Colour Ribbons for Flat Head Printers

Our Flat Head colour ribbons have been developed on the basis of our current wax, wax/resin, and resin qualities to suit a number of automatic identification and graphic applications, with similar printing performance than their equivalent black ribbons.

Armor Colour Ribbons for Near-Edge Printers & Coding Machines

Our Near/Corner Edge colour ribbons have been developed on the basis of our current wax/resin and resin qualities to suit a number of automatic identification and graphic applications, with similar printing performance than their equivalent black ribbons.

All of our colour ribbons are made to the highest quality using the most advanced films you can get. All supplied with a complimentary printhead cleaning wipe to help maintain the life of your printhead.

Ribbon Type and Applications Flat Head Ribbons

Flat-Head printers are the most popular on the market.

The print head is flat, meaning that the pressure must be applied to the medium for relatively long time without applying too much force. A cooling time is required before separating the ink ribbon from the printed label.

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Main brands of Flat-head printers: ARGOX, CAB, CARL VALENTIN, CITIZEN, DATAMAX O’NEIL, HONEYWELL, INTERMEC, ITALORA, LOGOPAK, PRINTRONIX, SATO, TSC, TOSHIBA

The Armor Flat Head Ribbon Range:

ARMOR AWR®8 Enhanced Wax is the biggest selling Wax that Supplyline sell from the ARMOR wax range. It doesn’t make any compromise to quality and printing performance and therefore matches all criteria expected by a traditional wax application.

AWR8 Ribbons Datasheet

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ARMOR AWR®1 Standard Wax is the most competitive wax ribbon of the inkanto range. The very high sensitivity of the ink allows printing with low levels of energy with less stress on the printhead. AWR®1 is therefore the ideal solution for applications particularly sensitive to the quality/price ratio.

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ARMOR AWR®470 Standard Wax SolFree® is the only ribbon in the world to be coated without using solvents, including for the backcoating. SolFree® represents a saving of 365g of CO2 compared to the same ribbon (with average dimensions) produced with a traditional process for the backcoating. AWR®470 SolFree® is well known for its high coverage ability which is essential for printing the rough materials widely used in logistics

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ARMOR AWX®FH Premium Wax is a resin enhanced wax ribbon. Intrinsically, it is the highest performance wax ribbon of the inkanto range, enabling it to answer the requirements of all wax applications, including the most demanding ones, with very good resistance.

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ARMOR APR®6 Wax/Resin is Supplyline’s biggest selling wax/resin ribbon of the inkanto range: very versatile, it has been conceived to print all kinds of self-adhesive labels at the lowest heat settings. It also provides a higher level of mechanical resistance compared to the wax ribbons.

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ARMOR APX®FH+ PREMIUM WAX/RESIN is a high-end wax/resin ribbon providing a printing quality and mechanical resistances exceeding the market standards. It ensures an excellent quality of transfer at low energy on all smooth materials, coated papers as well as synthetics.

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Our unique knowledge of these printers and coders not only allow us to offer you the best advise for your print quality and management, but we can also offer the full service selling the parts, printheads and offering on-site maintenance via our network of engineers, allowing us to not only save you money on your ribbons but also save you money on the running of your machines.

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The Armor Full/Resin Ribbon Range:

ARMOR AXR®7+ FULL/RESIN is Supplyline’s biggest selling resin ribbon of the inkanto range. Its high versatility (it also prints on coated papers), its performances (sharpness, printing speed) and its ability to widen the usual application fi elds of resin ribbons have resulted in making AXR®7+ the worldwide reference on this family of products.

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ARMOR AXR®1 FULL/RESIN is a resin ribbon which combines competitiveness and performance. It is suited for the most demanding applications in terms of durability and cost.

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ARMOR AXR®8 PERFORMANCE FULL/RESIN is a high performance resin ribbon designed for the most demanding applications regarding resistance to mechanical aggressions and/or temperature and/or solvents. It is fully compatible with the label materials dedicated to the same high performance applications.

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ARMOR AXR®9 FULL/RESIN is a resin ribbon designed for the textile label printing market. It can also represent a relevant solution for niche resin applications (involving for example sterilization or resistance to some solvents) which are not satisfied by other resin ribbons.

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ARMOR AXR®EL FULL/RESIN is the Thermal Transfer ribbon specially designed by ARMOR to guarantee the legibility and durability of information printed on labels for electronic products. The resistance levels to heat and cleaning products offered by the AXR®EL guarantees reliable traceability right up to the end of the product life cycle.

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ARMOR AXR®TX FULL/RESIN TEXTILE Thermal Transfer ribbon has been specially designed by ARMOR to offer optimum print durability in line with the highly specific demands of textile product life cycles.

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In addition to internal testing carried out by ARMOR, the resistance levels of AXR®TX have also been assessed against the following standards:

The print blackness and sharpness perfectly meet all requirements related to product identification and traceability.

The ribbon is also compatible with RFID labels.

Near-Edge Printer & Coding Ribbons:

All of our near-edge or coding ribbons are made to the highest quality using the most advanced films you can get. All supplied with double plastic core. All supplied with a complimentary printhead cleaning wipe to help maintain the life of your printhead.

Thermal Transfer printer technology where the print head is positioned obliquely, the contact between the film and the printed substrate is quick. Films for corner edge printers therefore require specific cooling properties. Similar to Corner Edge technology.

Near Edge printhead technology is used in a range of machines as below:

Printers: industrial printers from Toshiba-Tec and Avery & Novexx / Domino / ICE & Markem.

Coders models: Videojet, Markem Imaje, Domino, Clearmark ICE

Print & apply printers models: CAB hermes +2, CAB Hermes +4, CAB hermes +6, CAB PX4, CAB PX6, Markem Imaje 2200 Pallet, Markem Imaje 2200 flex SE, Markem Imaje CimPak. ICE, Allen Coding, Herma, Sato, Zebra, ALS, Altech, Webber Marking & Logopak.

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The Armor Near Edge Printer & Coding Ribbon Range:

ARMOR APR®400 WAX/RESIN is the newest ARMOR wax/resin ribbon for Near Edge and Corner Edge printers. It is dedicated to print rough label materials like uncoated papers or tags, a challenge for TT ribbons.

APR®400 achieves a very good printing quality on these materials thanks to its superior coverage capacity. Its high sensitivity enables the highest printing speeds in labelling applications.

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ARMOR APR®600 WAX/RESIN is the worldwide reference of premium ribbons for Corner Edge and Near Edge printers. It is the standard ribbon in inkanto’s wax/resin range. Its performance (speed, sensitivity, versatility, blackness) provides a perfectly adapted answer a large majority of applications.

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ARMOR APX®650 WAX/RESIN is a high performance wax/resin ribbon for Corner Edge and Near Edge printers, providing a printing quality and mechanical resistance exceeding the market standards. These high performances contribute to secure your applications.

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ARMOR AXR®600 FULL/RESIN is the standard resin ribbon of the inkanto range for Corner Edge and Near Edge printers. It has become a reference for its sharpness. It is also unequalled as regards to its high level of mechanical resistance and its ability to print at high speed.

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ARMOR AXR®800 FULL is a high performance resin ribbon for Corner Edge and Near Edge printers, designed for the most demanding applications regarding resistance to mechanical aggressions and/or temperature and/or solvents. It is fully compatible with the label materials dedicated to the same high performance applications.

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ARMOR AXR®900 FULL/RESIN is a resin ribbon for Corner Edge and Near Edge printers designed for the textile label printing market. It can also represent a relevant solution for niche resin applications (involving for example sterilization or resistance to some solvents) which are not satisfi ed by other resin ribbons.

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Our ribbons can meet the following certifications :
Food Contact Europe RoHS Halogens
Heavy Metals Marine shipping (BS5609) California Proposition 65
REACH/SVHC Food Contact USA Print durability (UL)
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LABEL TYPES & MATERIALS WE USE
3M Polyester Ink Jet Receptacle Recyclable Labels
A4 Laser Labels Jet Gloss 90 Sheet Labels
Anodised Aluminium Laser Labels Sprocket Fed
Blockout/Blackout Loop Tags Tags
Clear laminates Metallised Silver/Polyester Tamper Evident
Clear PE Oven Proof Tactile
Clear PP Paper Direct Thermal (Eco or Topcoat) Tickets
Domed Paper Thermal Transfer (Matt Vellum or Gloss) Vinyl
Dot Matrix Labels Polyester (PET) Void
Fabric & Woven Labels Polyethylene (PE) Ultra Destruct
Fan Fold Labels Polypropylene (PP) Window Stickers
Fan Fold Tags & Tickets PVC
Garden Centre Tags Peel & Reveal

 

ADHESIVES WE USE
Acrylic based High Tack Ultra High Tack
Blockout / Blackout Peelable Ultra Low Tack
Chilled Permanent Void
Fastyre Rubber Based Water Resistant
Freezer Tamper Evident

 

LABEL RESISTANCE SUPPLYLINE CAN OFFER
Chemicals Handling Scuff Proof
Extreme High Temperature Moisture Sea & Salt Water (BS5609 Standard)
Extreme Low Outdoor Exposure Solvents
Grease Scratch Proof UV Exposure

 

PRINTER & CODING RIBBONS SUPPLYLINE CAN OFFER
Coding Ribbons Colours Full/Resin Ribbons
Coding Ribbons Full/Resin Hot Foil Ribbons
Coding Ribbons Wax/Resin Near Edge Wax/Resins Ribbons
Cold Stamping Ribbons Near Edge Full/Resins Ribbons
Colour Ribbons (Primary & Metallic) Premium Wax Ribbons
Chemical Ribbons (chemical resistant) Standard Wax Ribbons
Enhanced Wax Ribbons Washable Ribbons (Textile / Clothing Printing