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RIBBON TYPES & APPLICATIONS FOR THE DISTRIBUTION INDUSTRY
The product identification and traceability label
The shipping label is the central element ensuring product identification and traceability. At all times it must be visible to the naked eye and barcode reader. To guarantee the reading quality of such information it is important to select the right print technology, label and ink.
Shipping label printing
Transport conditions and numerous stages of handling generate abrasion and impact between packages which may degrade the printed message or leave marks on the label. For international logistics operations, and depending on the mode of transport, labels may be temporarily exposed to the weather such as UV light or humidity.
Without a specially designed print solution, logistics information and traceability data may be erased and cause delivery delays and even product losses.
inkanto ribbons for shipping label printing
Thermal Transfer printing of shipping labels offers effective solutions for all such constraints.
inkanto Wax inks (AWR® inks) in combination with entry-level paper offer a competitive solution that is suitable for short-duration shipments with little exposure to constraints causing deterioration.
For more demanding logistics environments or for international shipment, the label and ink are subjected to greater constraints. In such cases, more resistant labels made of coated paper should be used in combination with a high performance Wax ribbon (AWX® ribbon) or Wax-Resin ribbon (APR® or APX®).
Thermal Transfer technology is fully compatible with labels containing an RFID tag, which are being introduced to improve traceability efficiency of shipping labels.
Barcodes and other printed identification data on storage shelves help to ensure smooth logistics flows within the company. Thermal Transfer print technology is fully suited to the variety of storage constraints at different warehouses.
At a storage or order-fulfillment centre, shelf labels must be fully visible to operators and be able to be read with a high level of reliability by a barcode reader. This helps to identify storage locations and enhances both computerised stock management and the order-picking process.
Shelf label printing constraints
Certain print technologies are not suitable for high temperatures or high humidity and dust levels at storage locations. One badly printed or damaged label runs the risk of unproductive operator time, of being illegible to an optical reader and of generating stock reporting errors in the computer system.
Some warehouses are open to the outdoors, exposing the labels to attack from humidity, UV light and temperature variations. The storage of liquid products such as solvents may taint the label and damage the printed message.
All these factors must be taken into account when selecting the print solution.
The inkanto ribbons for printing shelf labels
Thanks to the robustness of its printing module, Thermal Transfer is a reliable solution which can be installed in close proximity to its place of use, directly in the warehouse, at the same time as offering low maintenance costs.
inkanto Wax ribbons (AWR®/AWX® ribbons) offer a competitive solution for printing on entry-level paper labels generally used for storage shelving.
Should the particular storage constraints require resistance to abrasion, temperature and humidity, the Wax-Resin inks (APR®/APX® inks) in combination with coated paper labels are recommended.
And finally, for the most extreme conditions (such as the storage of corrosive liquids), synthetic labels should be used alongside a Resin ink (AXR® grades): a reliable solution offering durable protection of the printed matter.
Low print cost
- Prints on all types of label materials
- Perfectly legible printed barcodes
Warehouse & Distribution from ITW
Keeping track of goods through the entire warehouse distribution process is essential to control costs, increase productivity and improve customer satisfaction. Bar codes allow you to track goods at each stage as they are received, stored, moved and removed, and helps streamline your distribution, warehouse and logistics from the beginning to the end. Thermal transfer ribbons used in these types of applications need to remain readable and scanable in the most demanding environments as they are routinely exposed to dust, cold, heat, moisture, mild detergents and rough handling.
ITW Thermal Films Extreme Solutions™ can help you find the PrintheadSaver® thermal transfer ribbon that is designed for your specific warehouse label application.
PrintheadSaver® ribbons for warehouse applications include:
- Extreme Series Midrange™ (ESM™) Wax/Resin Ribbons
- Extreme Series Resin™ (ESR™) 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)|
|Drug Master File|
|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|
|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|
|Fastyre||Rubber Based||Water Resistant|
|LABEL RESISTANCE SUPPLYLINE CAN OFFER|
|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|