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ITW Ribbons

SUPPLYLINE & ITW a great partnership for over 20 years.

ITW manufactures, converts, and distributes PrintheadSaver® thermal transfer ribbons (TTR) for bar coding and labeling applications to customers around the world.

PrintheadSaver® thermal transfer ribbons for flat head technology printers are available in our standard resin enhanced wax grade, PrintheadSaver® Extreme Series Midrange™ (ESM™) wax/resin and Extreme Series Resin™ (ESR™) formulations for applications requiring a higher level of performance and versatility.

For near edge or corner edge technology printers, our PrintheadSaver® Techno-Edge™ wax/resin and resin ribbons are designed to get the maximum efficiency out of near edge printheads, while providing you with the superior performance characteristics you need for abrasion and environmental resistance.

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Supplyline stock and sell the full range of ITW ribbons & coding foils nearly all available for next day delivery, see their product range below:

About ITW Thermal Films

ITW Thermal Films Overview

ITW Thermal Films is a worldwide manufacturer, converter and distributer of PrintheadSaver® thermal transfer ribbon products for flat head and near edge technology printers.

Flat Head Technology Printer Ribbons Include:

Near Edge Technology Printer Ribbons Include:

A leader in the Automatic Identification and Data Collection Industry (AIDC), we have been delivering quality bar code ribbon products, value-added services, technologies and solutions to our customers for over 20 years. While we are global in scope, our decentralized structure allows us to maximize our operational efficiencies and apply the correct resources to support your needs on a local level.

Company Highlights

ITW Thermal Films is part of the ITW Specialty Films division and Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE: ITW), a Fortune 200 global multi-industrial manufacturing leader with revenues totaling $14.3 billion in 2017.

ITW range overview:

Keeps printheads clean from the start of each roll to the finish

PrintheadSaver® is a proprietary thermal transfer ribbon (TTR) that is designed to maximize your uptime while producing sharp, crisp print and clean edge definition for all your labeling and bar coding needs. PrintheadSaver® thermal transfer ribbons are available in a resin enhanced wax, PrintheadSaver® Extreme Series Midrange™ (ESM™) wax/resin and Extreme Series Resin™ (ESR™) formulations for flat head technology printer applications requiring a higher level of performance and versatility.

For near edge or corner edge technology printers, our PrintheadSaver® Techno-Edge™ wax/resin and resin ribbons are designed to get the maximum efficiency out of near edge printheads, providing you with the superior performance characteristics you need for abrasion and environmental resistance.

All PrintheadSaver® ribbons feature our advanced technologies such as an anti-static coating and high sensitivity inks that enable you to maintain and sustain the life of your printheads, use less energy and print at faster speeds.

No matter what the application, substrate or end use – we’ve got you covered!

PrintheadSaver® thermal transfer ribbon features:

Wax Products from ITW

ITW B220 Resin enhanced wax ribbons are the most common general purpose bar code ribbon. Wax ribbons work well on coated and uncoated paper stocks, and print at higher speeds and lower temperatures than wax/resin or resin ribbons.

PrintheadSaver® B220 resin enhanced wax ribbon is a multipurpose bar code ribbon that yields excellent results
on a broad range of media. An economical solution for most general use applications, B220 utilizes our proprietary anti-static coating and high sensitivity inks, operates at low print energy, prolonging printhead life, and produces high quality, sharp, crisp bar codes and variable images. In addition, B220’s ink coating is solvent-free, making it an eco-friendly bar code ribbon solution.

B220 ITW

Ideal applications for PrintheadSaver B220 resin enhanced wax ribbon include:

WAX/RESIN Products From ITW

SECONDARY RIBBON PAGE Postal ResizedPharmaceutical

ITW B121 Flexible ESM™ WAX/RESIN is designed to give outstanding print density on the widest range of label materials at high speed while using minimal printhead energy. Designed for flathead thermal transfer printers, B121 is an excellent all around flexible wax/resin ribbon that produces dark, crisp bar codes and images and offers durability and scratch/abrasion resistance above a wax ribbon making it ideal for a wide assortment of applications including:

ITW B128 Durable ESM™ WAX/RESIN thermal transfer ribbon for flat head technology printers provides super-sharp imprints and clean edge definition. B128 is a logical choice for applications where extra durability of the printed image is required, as it is UV-resistant and offers strong abrasion and environmental resistance.

B128 Datasheet

B128 is an ideal choice for your demanding environments including:

FULL RESIN Products From ITW

Electrical application label landing pageAutomotive image

ITW B325 Flexible ESR™ FULL/RESIN is a multi-purpose thermal transfer resin ribbon designed to work with most flat head technology printers in industrial conditions. B325 prints extremely dense bar codes and high resolution images on a wide variety of both paper and difficult film media, specifically polypropylene and materials with ink coatings. Formulated with our proprietary anti-static coating and high sensitivity inks that enable you to maintain and sustain the life of your printheads, B325 is a perfect choice for demanding applications in a wide range of market sectors.

ITW B325

Ideal applications for B325 include:

ITW B324 Durable ESR™ FULL/RESIN is a UL® recognized multi-purpose thermal transfer resin ribbon designed to work with most flat head technology printers in industrial conditions. Featuring excellent physical properties and the resilience to withstand harsh work environments, B324 produces exceptional print density for high resolution images and sharp/clean barcodes on a wide variety of both paper and film media. Formulated with our proprietary anti-static coating and high sensitivity inks that enable you to maintain and sustain the life of your printheads, B324 is a perfect choice for demanding applications in a wide range of high end market sectors.

ITW B324

Ideal applications for B324 include:

ITW B813 Extreme ESR™ FULL/RESIN thermal transfer resin ribbons feature high chemical, scratch and abrasion resistance while offering exceptional print quality. B813 generates extremely durable images that stand up to the most challenging work environments including xylene, brake fluid, gasoline and other extreme environments where labels are subject to heavy wear and exposure. This thermal transfer resin ribbon gives extreme performance on polyester and other plastic labels and provides excellent abrasion and solvent resistance, as well as outstanding print density and definition.


B813 Datasheet B814 Datasheet

Ideal applications for B813 Extreme ESR™ ribbon include:

ITW B814 Extreme Plus ESR™ FULL/RESIN ribbon provides unparalleled resistance in the harshest environments, and is the ESR™ resin ribbon of choice for your extreme-plus labeling market segments. B814 produces long-lasting, dense bar codes and images, and is the high performance resin ribbon solution for applications that require superior resistance to heat, abrasion and chemicals.

Ideal applications for B814 Extreme Plus ESR™ resin ribbon include:

Near Edge Products From ITW

PharmaceuticalSECONDARY RIBBON PAGE Postal Resized


B112 Wax Resin Datasheet P110 Wax Resin Datasheet P110W Wax Resin White Datasheet P310 Resin Datasheet

Flexible, high speed wax/resin and resin ribbons designed specifically for near edge or corner edge technology printers

PrintheadSaver® Techno-Edge™ ribbons are developed specifically for use on near edge or corner edge technology printers. Featuring quick release, these PrintheadSaver® ribbons are designed to get the maximum efficiency out of near edge printheads. Techno-Edge™ ribbons combine our proprietary anti-static coating and high sensitivity inks that enable you to maintain and sustain the life of your printheads, use less energy and print at faster speeds. Techno-Edge™ thermal transfer ribbons produce sharp, crisp print and clean edge definition for all your labeling and bar coding needs.

ITW B112 Flexible Techno-Edge™ wax/resin ribbon is specifically designed to work with near edge technology printers in high volume labeling applications. B112 can be used on a wide range of paper and film media, and offers superb scratch resistance, is UV resistant and produces sharp, clean print density and edge definition while using low print energy.

B112 Wax-Resin Datasheet

Ideal applications for B112 Flexible Techno-Edge™ include:

ITW P110 High Speed Techno-Edge™ wax/resin is a thermal transfer ribbon that is designed especially for the flexible packaging printing market where optimum printing performance at high speeds is required. Developed for near edge technology printers, P110 produces excellent print density and definition on a wide range of substrates, producing high resolution bar codes, texts and graphics. P110 prints at 20-31 inches/second (500-800mm/second), and has a high resistance to scratching, smearing, abrasion and heat for superior scan rates in high volume applications. P110 high speed wax/resin is also available in white providing a quick visual recognition of price codes, date codes, lot codes and other variable imagery that is printed on flexible packaging, and other labeling applications that require a color differentiator.


P110 Wax Resin P110W Wax Resin

Ideal applications for P110 and P110W High Speed Techno-Edge™ include:

ITW P310 durable resin is formulated for online coders and somenear edge desktop applications where excellent performance in harsh labeling environments, and high volume labelingapplications is required. P310 is a high speed, flexible resin made for flexible packaging applications that requireincreased smudge and scratch resistance. This Techno-EdgeTM resin ribbon offers outstanding performance characteristicson synthetic paper film (PET, PVC).

P310 Resin datasheetP310

Ideal applications for P310 Durable Resin Techno-EdgeTM include:

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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