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Branded / Genuine Ribbons

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. We specialise in the medium to large users due to our expertise in the market, our buying power and our client base.

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.

RIBBON TYPES & APPLICATIONS GENUINE RIBBONS

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Exceptionally Consistent, Consistently Exceptional Thermal Ribbons Not all thermal ribbons are created equal. Zebra’s wealth of knowledge and experience in ribbons and ribbon technology ensures customers get the best ribbon to meet their application needs and get the most out of their Zebra printer.

Consistently Outstanding Quality At Zebra, quality is about more than just the product; it is in everything we do. We insist on quality from start to finish.

Exceptional Service One of the largest and most experienced thermal label convertors in the world, Zebra has a range of over 130 ribbon items in stock and ready to ship at a moment’s notice, via our ZipShip service.

With five decades of experience, Zebra is known the world over for our exceptional quality, durability and industry-leading knowledge of thermal printing technologies. Each of our ribbons is put through a rigorous testing programme by our dedicated supplies R&D team to ensure your ribbon delivers the best performance for your application.

Genuine Zebra ribbons Product Group

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ZEBRA WAX RIBBONS

WORKS BEST FOR MOST APPLICATIONS
Ideal for Use:

Ribbon Formulation Ribbon Availability by Printer Type Key Features Common Applications UL Certified
1600 Economy Wax Ribbon Industrial Provides good print performance at the best price. Works best for most general-purpose, short-term labelling applications. Short-Term Shipping Labelling Applications N/A
2300 Standard Wax Ribbon Industrial and Desktop Offers good durability and high-quality rotated barcodes. Document Tracking, Work-In-Progress Labelling, PatientRecord Labelling and Product & PricePromotion Labelling N/A
2100 High-Performance Wax Ribbon Industrial Exhibits high print quality when printing small fonts and offers superior abrasion resistance when compared to conventional wax ribbons. Pallet Tags, Pharmacy Labelling, and Packaging Material Labelling that Requires Some Scratch Resistance N/A

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ZEBRA WAX/RESIN RIBBONS

PROVIDES GOOD ABRASION AND CHEMICAL RESISTANCE
Ideal for Use:

Ribbon Formulation Ribbon Availability by Printer Type Key Features Common Applications UL Certified
3400 High-Performance Wax Resin Ribbon Industrial and Desktop (Cartridge Only) Exhibits high print quality when printing dense barcodes and graphics. Asset Tracking, Price Tagging in Nurseries & Greenhouses, and Packaging Material Labelling Exposed to Variable Temperatures N/A
3300 High-Performance Wax Resin Ribbon Desktop Provides strong durability and can be used in many demanding wax/resin applications. Asset Tracking, Specimen Identification & Tracking, Customized Retail Labels for Challenging Environments. N/A
3200 Premium Wax Resin Ribbon Industrial and Desktop Offers very good resistance to scratches and smears, everyday chemicals and higher temperatures when compared with conventional wax/resin ribbons. Pharmacy Labelling on Challenging Substrates, Outdoor ShelfEdge Labelling, and Outdoor Product Tags for Cables/ Wires Yes

Zebra Ribbon Group
ZEBRA FULL/RESIN RIBBONS

UNMATCHED PRINT QUALITY AND DURABILITY
Ideal for Use:

Ribbon Formulation Ribbon Availability by Printer Type Key Features Common Applications UL Certified
4800 High-Performance Full Resin Ribbon Industrial Exhibits high print quality when printing dense barcodes and high-resolution graphics, while performing exceptionally well in environments prone to harsh chemicals and excess abrasion. Construction Product Labelling, Asset Tracking Requiring Harsh Chemical Resistance, and Outdoor/Long-Term Price Labelling Yes
5095 High-Performance Full Resin Ribbon Industrial, Desktop and Mobile Provides excellent chemical and temperature resistance, and features superb print quality, particularly when small fonts, graphics and rotated barcodes are desired. High Definition Component Labelling, Vehicle Identification, and High Heat/Harsh Chemical Resistance Labelling Yes
5100 Premium Full Resin Ribbon Industrial Offers excellent print quality and durability in ultra high temperatures and harsh outdoor environments. High Heat Applications such as Steel and Printed Circuit Board Labelling, and Outdoor Asset Tracking Labelling Yes
Image Lock Full Resin Ribbon Industrial and Desktop Formulated to provide excellent image durability without the use of a laminate. Excellent for extreme environments. Compatible with Zebra’s Z-Extreme5000T and 8000T Lab Resist materials. Extreme Chemical Resistant Laboratory Labelling, and Chemical Resistant Automotive Labels Yes

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About Toshiba Ribbons
Toshiba ribbons are available in various grades to suit virtually any application in every market, from mass-produced short-term label printing and RFID tags, up to highly specialised identification techniques using advanced resin products. And with our experience of over 30 years you can be sure our ribbons ensures optimum print quality.

But with a choice so large it can be challenging to find the right ribbon for your needs. We are therefore in the process of creating a new and easy way of categorising the different grades. With the help of our ribbon selector you can find the perfect match for your needs.

Genuine Toshibsa Ribbons Colours WR1E

TOSHIBA TEC AG2 or WR1E Genuine Wax/Resin Ribbon

Toshiba Genuine Ribbons Colours Black 250For corner / near-edge printers The WR1E is the new grade name for the AG2 grade. The WR1E is a multi-purpose wax/resin product and is Toshiba’s most popular ribbon type for near edge printers. Its highly versatile performance fulfills the needs of most standard applications. It lays down a clear and sharp printed image on most label stocks, from uncoated and glossy papers to synthetics.

Withstanding heat up to 100 °C (212 °F) with a blackness of 2.2 (ODR) the WR1E will give good levels of mechanical resistance and, as with all Toshiba ribbon products, its superior back coating will prevent static build-up and clogging, and offer the very best in printhead protection. Toshiba WR1E ribbons – high quality smearless printing.

TOSHIBA TEC AW1 or WS1F Genuine Wax Ribbon

For flat-head printers The WS1F is the new grade name for the AW1F grade. A new generation product: WR1F is a wax quality developed to complement the new generation of flat-head printers. It offers excellent print performance on a wide range of receiving materials but at a really competitive price point. It has high sensitivity and therefore runs at lower temperatures and higher speeds, with improved blackness of 2.1 (ODR) Toshiba WR1F ribbons – Super value quality printing

TOSHIBA TEC AG6 or WR2E Genuine Wax/Resin Ribbon

For corner / near-edge printers The WR2E is the new grade name for the AG6E grade. The WR2E is a multi-purpose wax/resin product and is Toshiba’s most popular ribbon type for near edge printers. Its highly versatile performance fulfills the needs of most standard applications. It lays down a clear and sharp printed image on most label stocks, from uncoated and glossy papers to synthetics.

Withstanding heat up to 100 °C (212 °F) with a blackness of 2.2 (ODR) the WR2E will give good levels of mechanical resistance and, as with all Toshiba ribbon products, its superior back coating will prevent static build-up and clogging, and offer the very best in printhead protection. Toshiba WR2E ribbons – high quality smearless printing

Genuine Toshiba Ribbons Colours RS1E RS1F

TOSHIBA TEC AS1 or RS1E Genuine Full/Resin Ribbon

For corner / near-edge printers The RS1E is the new grade name for the AS1 grade. The RS1E is a new generation resin ribbon developed for applications requiring excellent mechanical and solvent resistance. It is the recommended product for use in harsh environment label printing for the chemical and pharmaceutical industries. The RS1 is compatible with most synthetic materials, and some matt and high gloss coated papers. It will withstand temperatures of up to 180 ºC (356 ºF) and has a blackness of 1.8 (ODR). It also offers the very best in printhead protection, as with all Toshiba ribbon products. Toshiba AS1 is the preferred choice for all images destined for harsh situations.

 

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HONEYWELL GENUINE RIBBONS (now includes Datamax and Intermec brands)
HONEYWELL ThermaMAX TMX1000 Wax Ribbon
Resin-enhanced wax ribbon formulation offers improved durability and excellent density and print quality on papers and mid-range film label and tag products.

The Perfect Complement to Honeywell Labels and Tags

When paired with compatible labels and tags, Honeywell’s ThermaMAX TMX1000 produces sharp text and barcodes on a broad range of materials, both papers and films, with durability above many competing wax ribbons. TMX1000 is engineered to provide an economical solution for most general-use applications. The ThermaMAX TMX1000 ribbon is ideally suited for materials such as:

HONEYWELL ThermaMAX TMX2000 Wax/Resin Ribbon

Offers excellent print quality, good durability, and high density for crisp, clear print. Recommended for use with thermal transfer papers and mid-range film substrates.

The Perfect Complement to Honeywell Labels and Tags

Honeywell’s ThermaMAX TMX2000 ribbon, when paired with compatible labels and tags, provides high image quality and enhanced abrasion/smear resistance. TMX2000 is engineered to print on a wide range of materials, both papers and films. The ThermaMAX TMX2000 ribbon is ideally suited for materials such as:

HONEYWELL ThermaMAX TMX3000 Full/Resin Ribbon

Improved durability ribbon for a range of receivers: UL recognised on select label stocks. Superb print quality, gloss, and print density. Recommended for use with ultra-durable film substrates.

When paired with compatible labels, Honeywell’s ThermaMAX TMX3000 ribbon generates extremely durable images that readily endure outdoor exposure to rain, snow, and ultraviolet light for three years or more. Its highly abrasion-resistant printed images survive extremely challenging environments where labels are subject to heavy wear. The ThermaMAX TMX3000 ribbon is ideally suited for label materials such as:

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We supply 100’s of the largest manufacturing & distribution companies across all sectors in the UK and we can offer our clients a full range of contract options that include large stock holding facilities, pre scheduled call off & contract orders, full manufacturer support or we can supply off the shelf on demand from our own stock to one or multiple sites if we know your usage we will just stock in advance for you.

Our range also covers all Product Coding, Case Coding, Pallet Coding and Print & Apply machines. As well as all stand alone desktop & industrial label printers.

We can supply a standard stocked range in Black, White and Red with many more colours available from the manufacturers stock or made to order, allowing you to offer a unique look for your product which can help it to stand out more on the shelf or suit you own company colours.

Free sample length trial ribbons available on request, contact our sales team or fill out our ribbon enquiry form and we can advise which products will suit your machine and discuss your options.

Our unique knowledge of these printers and coders not only allow us to offer you the best advise for your print quality and management, but we can also offer the full service selling the parts, printheads and offering on-site maintenance via our network of engineers, allowing us to not only save you money on your ribbons but also save you money on the running of your machines.

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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