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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.

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Armor AWR470 Wax used at Baltika Brewery

BALTIKA is the largest brewery in Eastern Europe and in Russia with an estimated market share of 40% through a catalogue of more than 30 different brands. Originally based in Saint Petersburg, BALTICA now owns more than 10 production facilities in Russia with a total production capacity of 5.2 million hectolitres per month.

Considering the wide market that BALTIKA is serving, logistics and traceability are key components of its activity. With the help of ARMOR long term Russian partner BRISTOL GROUP, BALTIKA chose AWR®470 SolFree® wax ribbon as its unique TT solution for most labelling purposes for logistics (cartons and pallets). ARMOR wax ribbon AWR®470 SolFree® was chosen and is now used with a Fasson paper on the different manufacturing sites of BALTIKA.

AWR®470 SolFree brought the following benefits:

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A suitable technology for industrial packaging

During the packing of hot food products such as sauces and prepared foods, the heat spreads through the packaging film and is therefore able to break down, melt or erase the ink. This constraint is amplified by the high speed of certain packing lines which require the use of a quick-drying ink.

Thermal Transfer technology offers a high-performance print solution for high-quality marking.

Quality printing for durable information

Thermal Transfer printing is able to mark all types of logos, text and numbers with a good visual finish and a level of resistance suitable for the product’s environment of production and of use. To avoid an expiry date or any traceability information being rubbed off, a Thermal Transfer ink must be selected that is able to provide resistance against heat, steam, abrasion and handling.

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A print solution integrated within the packing line

Direct printing on flexible plastic film is very widespread in the food processing industry (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.

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.

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inkanto ribbons for hot product packaging

For packaging used on hot products, the Resin inks AXR®600, AXR®800 and AXR®900 for near-edge printers are recommended. Thanks to the sharpness of the print, the information is perfectly legible while the strong adhesion of the ink to the surface of the packaging film prevents the ink from being dispersed due to heat and avoids print degradation.

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

APR600 Datasheet AXR600 Datasheet AXR800 Datasheet

Ideal for printing variable data

Inks that resist temperature rises

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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

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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
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Dot Matrix Labels Polyester (PET) Void
Fabric & Woven Labels Polyethylene (PE) Ultra Destruct
Fan Fold Labels Polypropylene (PP) Window Stickers
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Acrylic based High Tack Ultra High Tack
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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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