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Wax Ribbons

Order Wax Ribbons from Supplyline Auto ID UK; one of the largest resellers of Printer & Coding Ribbons in the Industry.  We sell at the most competitive prices and carry by far the largest stock range in the UK.

We 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.

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!  Place your ribbon order online!


The humble wax ribbon has developed massively over the last 10 years and is now the go to ribbon for nearly 70% of all thermal transfer flat head printer ribbons.  Due to advancements in technology and the increase in ranges you can now find a very competitive wax ribbon to suit most of the common label requirements.

We offer over 5 different Wax / Resin Ribbon grades from the market leaders ARMOR & ITWWe guarantee we have the right ribbon for you application!

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

Various Contract Options

Over the years we have supplied hundreds of the largest manufacturing & distribution companies across all sectors in the UK.  Our clients benefit from a full range of contract options that include large stock holding facilities, pre-scheduled call off & contract orders.  Whether you need full manufacturer support or wish to order ribbons off the shelf on-demand from our own stock to one site or multiple sites – no problem!  If we know your usage we will simply stock in advance for you.

Our wax ribbon range covers all Label Printers, Desktop Label Printers, Industrial Printers and Mobile Printers.

We can supply a standard stocked range in Black and 8 other colours off the shelf, with many more colours available made to order – giving your product a unique look to help it to stand out more on the shelf or match your company’s brand colours.

High Quality Wax Ribbons

All of our wax ribbons are made to the highest quality using the most advanced films you can get.  All supplied with a complimentary printhead cleaning wipe to help maintain the life of your printhead.

Free full length sample ribbons are available on request.  If you have any questions, fill out our online enquiry form below or contact our sales team to discuss your options.  We would be happy to advise you about products that will best suit your machine.

Our range of different sizes and types of wax ribbons (either off the shelf or made to order) is un-rivalled by anyone in the UK.  We offer a life time guarantee on all Armor ribbons.

Expert Advice

Our unique knowledge of these printers and coders means that we offer you the best expert advice for your print quality and management and we also offer you the full service – we sell the parts, printheads and offer on-site maintenance via our network of engineers – so we save you money on your ribbons but also save you money on the running cost of your machines!

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The Armor Wax Ribbon Range:

ARMOR AWR®8 Enhanced Wax is the biggest selling Wax that we sell from the ARMOR wax range.  It doesn’t compromise on quality and printing performance and therefore matches all criteria expected by a traditional wax application.

AWR8 Ribbons Datasheet


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ARMOR AWR®1 Standard Wax is the most competitive wax ribbon of the inkanto range.  The very high sensitivity of the ink allows printing with low levels of energy with less stress on the printhead.  AWR®1 is therefore the ideal solution for applications particularly sensitive to the quality/price ratio.

AWR1 Datasheet


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ARMOR AWR®470 Standard Wax SolFree® is the only ribbon in the world to be coated without using solvents, including for the backcoating.  SolFree® represents a saving of 365g of CO2 compared to the same ribbon (with average dimensions) produced with a traditional process for the backcoating.  AWR®470 SolFree® is well known for its high coverage ability which is essential for printing the rough materials widely used in logistics

AWR470 Datasheet


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ARMOR AWX®FH Premium Wax is a resin enhanced wax ribbon.  Intrinsically, it is the highest performance wax ribbon of the inkanto range, enabling it to answer the requirements of all wax applications, including the most demanding ones, with very good resistance.


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WAX Products From ITW

B220 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.

IDEAL APPLICATIONS FOR PrintheadSaver B220 include:

Healthcare General Purpose Labelling Inventory (shelf and bin labels)
Retail labelling Transportation Warehouse and Logistics

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Heavy Metals Marine shipping (BS5609) California Proposition 65
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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