Wax and Resin Thermal Ribbon to Keep Your Printer Rolling

Choosing the right thermal transfer ribbon for the job is essential for ensuring a strong, durable bond to synthetic labels in testing environments. Thermal ribbons of a lower quality can cause label failure, damaged printheads and an overall decrease in productivity and income.

When you are considering what type of material to use in producing your thermal transfer labels, it’s important to think about the environment they will be exposed to and how long lasting they need to be.

If you have a heavy-duty printing need or require a higher level of resistance to scratches and harsh chemical exposure, our full resin ribbons will help to provide that crisp print quality you’re looking for while delivering on longevity even in difficult conditions.


Our Range of Full Resin Ribbons are Recommended for Heavy Duty Applications

There are several types of thermal transfer ribbons that are used in thermal transfer printing. Though each option possesses its own benefits, only one is recommended for heavy duty applications... Read More


Wax ribbons

Wax ribbons are designed for general-purpose printing on paper materials. The high level of wax means that these ribbons have a lower melting point so a lower heat setting can be used on the printer. This lower setting makes higher print speeds possible.

Wax ribbons offer good resistance to abrasion on paper and are often used for retails tags and labels. However, they are not designed to be used in harsh and corrosive environments. 


Wax-resin ribbons

Wax-resin ribbons can be used to produce labels with a longer lifespan than those created with just wax ribbons. They are ideal for use with top-coated and glossy paper materials, as well as some matte synthetic stock.

The images created using wax-resin ribbons are more durable than wax and less likely to be scratched, scuffed or rubbed away. This is why they’re best suited for environments with moderate exposure to chemicals and abrasion such as shelf and bin labelling, but can still be used for high-speed printing applications.


Full resin ribbons

Full resin ribbons are utilised for delivering labels with sharp, clear print that can be used in highly demanding situations requiring mechanical and solvent resistance. They are suited for use with most synthetic materials and some matte or high-gloss paper.

To produce long lasting and strong labels, full resin ribbons chemically bond with and dissolve into the material on which they’re printed. This creates a tight adhesion that allows labels to be used across automotive, textile, medical, chemical, packaging and other industries that require high damage resistance.

Full resin ribbons allow you to create labels that will have a long life outdoors, in corrosive environments, and can withstand moisture and high levels of abrasion. 


Key Features and Benefits

Our full resin ribbons have a number of advantages designed to suit your specific needs:

  • Excellent resistance to harsh environments – Full resin ribbons are the most heavy-duty thermal ribbon option that Thermal Labels offers. They have a robust durability when it comes to scratches, scuffs, chemicals and extreme temperatures, and are designed to create labels that last a long time.
  • A high-quality print – This printing option can allow you to create labels with a superb print quality, even if small fonts, dense barcodes or high-resolution graphics are required.
  • Wide range of applications – Our range of full resin ribbons can be used for label printing across pharmaceutical, chemical, textile, automotive and other industries with labels exposed to adverse conditions.

Ribbon Types | Sizes and Dimensions That We Offer:

At Thermal Labels, we have a number of high-quality full resin thermal transfer ribbons of different dimensions to suit your specific needs:


All of our full resin ribbons are stored on the premises of our Sydney warehouse so that we can dispatch orders without any delay.

If you have any questions, call us at 1800 88 88 11 to chat directly to a friendly member of the Thermal Labels team.


SKU: PPM300040BO
40mm x 300m Wax/Resin Ribbon


SKU: PPM300055BO
55mm x 300m Wax/Resin Ribbon


57mm x 74m Wax/Resin (CSO), 2Pack


SKU: B110A-50300-OUT
300m x 50mm Wax/Resin Ricoh Ribbon


SKU: B110A-60300-OUT
300m x 60mm Wax/Resin Ricoh Ribbon


SKU: PPM300080BO
80mm x 300m Wax/Resin Ribbon


109mm x 69m Wax Ribbon (CSO), 2Pack


SKU: B110A-80300-OUT
300m x 80mm Wax/Resin Ricoh Ribbon


74 x 110 Wax/Resin Ribbon, 2Pack


SKU: PPM300110BO
110mm x 300m Wax/Resin Ribbon


74m x 109mm Full Resin Ribbon


SKU: B110A-104300-OUT
300m x 104mm Wax/Resin Ricoh Ribbon


SKU: B110A-110300-OUT
300m x 110mm Wax/Resin Ricoh Ribbon


SKU: PSP300055BO
300m x 55mm Full Resin Ribbon


SKU: PSP300080BO
300m x 80mm Full Resin Ribbon


SKU: PSP300110BO
300m x 110mm Full Resin Ribbon