Printer ribbons

Thermal transfer ribbons are available for all the popular makes of printer including TEC, Zebra, Datamax, Intermec and Sato.

We are able to supply both branded and compatible printer ribbons to assure you of trouble free operation and minimal print head wear. We can send you samples of the ribbon you require for testing to ensure you are using the grade most compatible for use with your labels. Our ribbons are available in black and various different colours.

Zebra, TEC, Sato Intermec and Datamax

Types of thermal transfer ribbons and their uses

There are three different types / grades of thermal transfer ribbon which are listed and explained below. This will help to make your decision when choosing which ribbon is best, easy and hassle free.

Wax is the best, most economical choice for general purpose tag and labelling applications. Wax ribbons can be used on uncoated paper stock, coated paper stock and some low end synthetic materials. Wax printer ribbons are ideal in applications where the label is purely for identification purposes and will be thrown away as part of the packaging. They produce good quality print at high speeds.

Wax Resin is the best choice for when a certain amount of scratch / smear resistance is needed in labelling applications. Wax resin prints well on coated paper stocks such as polythene and polypropylene material.

Resin is the best for labelling in harsh environments requiring resistance to abrasion, high temperatures and/or chemicals. Resin printing is recommended for use on materials including polypropylene, polyester and other high end synthetic materials.

Orders & Enquiries

Simply let us know the make and model of printer, size, quantity and colour of ribbon you require and a price will be with you the same day. If they are available and a stock item, they will be sent out to you on a next day service. Made to order items take longer, but usually no more than 7 days from date of order. Please email us for a price at

FREE samples of both branded or compatible, black or coloured thermal transfer ribbons are available on request. We can also supply you with your thermal transfer labels.