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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.

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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.

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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.

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Shelf identification
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.

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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.


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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:

Distribution Warehouse Applications

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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
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