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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.


A print solution integrated within the packing line

Direct printing on flexible plastic film is very widespread in the food processing industry (dairy, pasta, chips, frozen products, etc.), in the hardware sector (nails, screws, bolts, etc.), for certain cosmetics (samples of cream and other liquids) and pharmaceutical products (personalised doses of medicines).

Printers designed for printing directly onto packaging films are integrated within the packing line and certain models are able to meet the requirements of high-throughput applications, operating at speeds of up to 1 meter per second.

Quality printing for durable information

Thermal Transfer offers maximum flexibility for customising packaging: alpha-numeric characters, logos and barcodes all have a good visual finish for easier reading. To avoid an expiry date or barcode being erased, a Thermal Transfer ribbon must be selected that offers resistance to the constraints of the packaging process and utilisation of the product: abrasion, handling, foodstuffs, chemicals, etc.

DAiry section row of milk bottles

inkanto ribbons for flexible packaging films
The inkanto ribbons designed for printing on flexible packaging offer a solution to the demands of durability, print speed and cost.

The Wax-Resin inks (APR® or APX® range) for near-edge printers offer the best combination of print quality, speed and cost, while the Resin inks (AXR® range) are the best suited to demanding applications in terms of durability.

inkanto inks are also available in white, metallic and various colors for printing on coloured packaging films.

inkanto ribbons enable producers to comply with European regulations (1935/2004/EC) and US FDA requirements.

Print Use By Date Wrapper 1Cheese circular labels

Coding in the dairy industry

The right solution for supply chain management and product identification

A New Zealand dairy producer has chosen inkanto Thermal Transfer wax resin ribbon APR®600 to meet their coding requirements based on print quality, reliability and cost per print. This ribbon is used in a wide range of consumer dairy products, which needs to meet the rigorous food labelling requirements for many different markets around the globe. The labels material is the standard paper label with a slight gloss finish.

Initially using a Direct Thermal application they found that the results weren’t up to standard causing barcode unreadability which resulted in supply chain rejections, along with increasing costs of printer maintenance due to consistent print head replacement.

Switching to inkanto APR®600 Thermal Transfer ribbon solved all of these issues immediately, improving barcode readability, reducing supply chain rejections, and increasing the life of the printers themselves by protecting the print heads from wear. Not to mention that the cost per print was ultimately no greater than when using a direct thermal printing method.

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Ensure print durability in harsh environment

Once placed on the animal, ear tags are subject to significant external attack which may compromise the identification of the animal and undermine herd management: long-term UV exposure, temperature extremes, frost and rain, contact with excrement, sweat, abrasion, etc.

The print technology and the ink must offer an adequate level of resistance in line with the animal’s living environment.

Dairy section Livestock Ear TagDairy section Cattle Identification Ear Tag Marking

inkanto ribbons for livestock marking

The resin inks used in inkanto ribbons (AXR® range) are compatible with the plastic print media typically used to mark livestock. The excellent coverage of the black ink enables large-format letters and figures to be printed which can be read without having to get close to the animal. Resin inks also offer the highest levels of resistance and durability of all the ARMOR ranges.

All the inkanto Thermal Transfer inks are suitable for food contact applications (1935/2004/EC and US FDA standards) and are non-hazardous to animal health.

AXR 8 Datasheet APX650 Datasheet AXR 9 Datasheet

Resistance to abrasions and to substances associated with livestock activities

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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


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