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Automotive - ribbon application


Supplyline only offer the highest quality ribbons from the market leading manufacturers that include Armor, ITW Thermal Films, Inkanto, Richoh & Sony plus all the genuine branded ribbons from Zebra, Honeywell and Toshiba. This enables us to meet any ribbon requirement with the perfect grade or ribbon type ensuring not only perfect print every time but also the correct resistance or protection to last the life of the product or application.

Buy Printer & Coding Ribbons from Supplyline, one of the largest resellers of Printer & Coding Ribbons in the Industry, we sell at the most competitive price and carry by far the largest stock range in the UK.

Challenge us to save you money, improve your print quality and increase the life of your printer or printhead, we wont be beaten on price.


Durable marking at GKN Driveline

GKN is a global leader supplier to the automotive, aerospace and off Highway manufacturers. In Brazil, GKN Driveline is specialized in the manufacturing of sideshafts: a system that transfers power from a differential to the wheels allowing wheel movement due to steering or suspension movement.

GKN Driveline supports all the major automotive assembly plants, with the majority of the vehicles produced in Brazil equipped with GKN Driveline sideshaft.

During sideshafts production phases, each part needs to be labeled for tracking and identification purposes with the difficulty to remain legible despite the rough conditions caused by the handling, processing, tooling, quality controls and contacts with metallic parts.

Once manufactured, GKN sideshafts shall also remain labeled through their entire lifecycle to ensure good maintenance, replacement and recycling.

Automotive sector Inside Car LabelAutomotive ribbons page red car

Durability and readability being the key elements of this application, ARMOR long term Brazilian partner Automatech offers AXR 7+ in order to match GKN’s demanding constraints and great printing performance on the filmic labels.

AXR®7+ offers a good compromise in term of capability to print on different receptors (coated and glossy papers, synthetics) with a good sensitivity and overall high level of resistances to demanding conditions.

When even more resistances are required, especially to solvents, AXR®8 is the alternative.

Mechanical Parts 388 for automotive industry

AWR 8 in vehicle passenger compartments

The company TPGTEX Label Solutions located in Texas sells its products to vehicle servicing centres, including a ready-to-use label printing solution which serves as a reminder for the next oil change.

The label is affixed to the interior surface of the windscreen, clearly visible to the driver. But such a location poses a hazard to the printed matter which is almost constantly exposed to UV; some inks fade away in this environment, with the information rapidly becoming illegible.

TPGTEX Label Solutions has chosen the inkanto AWR 8 Wax ribbon for its ease of use, print quality and UV resistance.

The AWR®8 is compatible with a wide range of labels made of rough or smooth paper with a mat or gloss finish.

On the blue scale, which measures the resistance of a pigment to the sun’s rays on a scale of 1 to 8, the AWR®8 – like the other ARMOR black ribbons – obtains a rating of >7, guaranteeing excellent print durability.

Supplyline either directly or through our partners supply a number of OEM, Tier I / Tier II & Tier III suppliers and manufacturers. We are experts at working with the Automotive Sector & their suppliers achieving the “just in time” (JIT) delivery scheduling and manufacturing excellence they expect and that is needed.

These include companies like JLR, Bentley Motors, Yamaha Europe & Ford.

We supply many more companies like these in this industry but due to the sensitive nature of these companies and our relationship with them we would only discuss these companies directly with serious end user enquiries which we would welcome. If you want to find out why so many Automotive companies & their suppliers trust and deal with Supplyline ID please get in touch.

AXR7+ Datasheet AXR8 Datasheet AWR8 Datasheet

Automotive & Transportation from ITW

Automotive, trucks, buses, airplanes, motorcycles, and recreational vehicles all use hundreds of thermal transfer ribbon/label combinations for just-in-time manufacturing, tracking and identification of each new vehicle. Applications for thermal transfer ribbons in the transportation market include: component labels, emission labels, parts tracking, certification labels, warranty labels, serial number plate labels, recall information, agency UL or CSA labels, aftermarket replacement parts and much more. Each application requires a specific ribbon/label combination that is durable enough to last the life of the vehicle and withstand a number of extreme conditions that it will be exposed to including: salt spray, brake fluid, battery acid, grease, high temperatures while also meeting a number of OEM label requirements. Typically resin ribbons are required.

Finding the right ribbon/label combination just got easier, with ITW Thermal Films Extreme Solutions™ program. Log on today to find the PrintheadSaver® thermal transfer ribbon that is designed for your specific transportation ribbon/label application.

PrintheadSaver® ribbons for warehouse applications include:

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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)
Drug Master File

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


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


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


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