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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.

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.

We supply Coding Ribbons for all makes and models that include Markem®, ICE®, Smart Date®, Domino® and Videojet® all to the highest standards using the very best Near-Edge Wax/Resin and Full/Resin ribbons with plastic cores from the best manufacturers.


Identification of bagged products

The nature of certain products or their distribution method requires them to be packed in bags or packets: spare parts, ironmongery, foodstuffs, powdered products, seeds, etc.
On a transparent bag, the label is the only space to display all of the information related to the product (description, barcodes, serial number, etc) and to convey the brand image of the company (name and logo). The visual quality offered by Thermal Transfer technology helps to provide high-quality communication.

Sometimes packed in bulk lots, bags undergo abrasion capable of damaging the label and its printed matter. With Thermal Transfer, the wide variety of available inks offers the appropriate level of resistance for the particular environment, guaranteeing the legibility and durability of the information.

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inkanto ribbons for bag labels

The inkanto Wax ribbons (AWR®/AWX® range) offer an excellent price/quality ratio. The ink is particularly well suited for labels with a rough surface, while offering optimum visual quality for the printing of barcodes and alphanumeric characters.

The inkanto Wax-Resin inks (APR® range) stand out through the fineness of their print, ideal for all types of barcodes, messages and diagrams. These highly-versatile ribbons are compatible with rough paper, coated paper and synthetic media. These qualities make them suitable for retail products.

If you are looking to print directly on a packaging bag, read the dedicated page Printing on flexible packaging film.

For food applications, inkanto Thermal Transfer ribbons are approved for food contact in Europe (1935/2004/EC) and in the USA (FDA).

High print quality logos and drawings

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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.

Ideal for printing variable data

Food Packaging PrintingPrint Use By Date Wrapper

APR 600 Datasheet APR 650 Datasheet AXR 600 Datasheet

Printing resistant to hostile environments

Whether during production or use, mechanical parts are subjected to very high and extremely varied constraints: grease/oil, heat, abrasion, vibration, solvents, humidity, exterior conditions such as UV exposure etc.

Printed matter is subjected to various forms of attack capable of causing damage to the point of being unable to read the part’s identification and traceability information. An erased barcode can cause complications throughout the product life cycle: manufacture, servicing, warranty and recycling.

inkanto ribbons for marking mechanical parts

Thermal Transfer print technology makes no compromises: capable of marking individual parts, of printing all types of barcodes (vertical, horizontal, 2D, datamatrix, etc) as well as logos and texts, and finally of offering an ink with the required resistance level for the part’s particular environment of use.

The AXR® range of Thermal Transfer ribbons from inkanto is the best solution for the demands of high print durability. The Resin-based ink AXR®7+ offers printing of very high durability and excellent legibility, even for small characters and barcodes. It is compatible with all types of coated paper and synthetic print media.
Where a higher level of resistance is required, notably to solvents, the AXR®8 and AXR®9 resin-based products are the alternatives recommended for synthetic labels.

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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.

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Quality printing for durable informationg

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.

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.

Inks that resist temperature rises

AXR 600 Datasheet AXR 800 Datasheet AXR 900 Datasheet

Product Coding & Flexible Packaging

The flexible packaging market requires a durable ribbon that can print clean, smudge-free print and images at high speeds on a variety of flexible materials including BOPP, metalized polypropylene as well as coated and uncoated paper stocks. ITW Thermal Films has PrintheadSaver® thermal transfer ribbons that are specially formulated for compatibility with these substrates, as well as the higher printing speeds commonly used in these packaging applications including: flexible food packaging, fresh food packaging, pharmaceutical, pre-packaged items and much more.

In addition, we have a full line of ribbons that have received recognition and authorization for use in food contact label applications. ITW Thermal Films also offers a white wax/resin ribbon that provides quick visual recognition of price codes, date codes, lot codes and other variable imagery that is printed on flexible packaging. To find a flexible packaging PrintheadSaver® ribbon/label combination for your specific application, log on to our ITW Thermal Films Extreme Solutions™.

Typically wax/resin for near edge technology printers and resin ribbons are used in the flexible packaging market.

PrintheadSaver® ribbons for flexible packaging applications 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

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


Acrylic based High Tack Ultra High Tack
Blockout / Blackout Peelable Ultra Low Tack
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


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