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Wax Products

PW4085 Premium Resin-Enhanced Wax

The industry's leading wax product is halogen-free, and features our SmoothCoat® backcoat with a 4 Million Linear Inch Guarantee. Its unique ink formulation dissipates static, and prints crisp rotated barcodes and dark durable images on a wide variety of label stocks.

Recommended Applications

  • Flexible packaging
  • General
  • Inventory
  • Logistics
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Product ID
  • Retail
  • RFID
  • Shelf
  • Shipping
  • Signage

Recommended Substrates

Coated/uncoated paper and tag stocks, synthetic paper, polyethylene, polypropylene, polyolefin, Kimdura®, Valeron®, Polyart®, gloss paper, flood-coated paper, UV varnished labels

GW4055 General Purpose Wax

Ribbonmaster's newest wax product features a blend of waxes and a unique resin that are combined in an ink that flows smoothly at low print energy to give uniform coverage on lower end substrates. GW4055 is halogen-free and was formulated to provide excellent performance in a broad range of applications. In addition, GW4055 is coated and converted with pride in Mt. Pleasant, PA.

Recommended Applications

  • General
  • Inventory
  • Logistics
  • Parts
  • Product ID
  • Retail
  • RFID
  • Shelf
  • Shipping
  • Signage

Recommended Substrates

Coated/uncoated paper and tag stocks

Wax/Resin Products

GWR5000 General Purpose Wax/Resin

GWR5000 features Ribbonmaster's SmoothCoat® backcoat and is the only wax/resin ribbon on the market backed by a 4 Million Linear Inch Guarantee. Versatile and durable, GWR5000 is halogen-free, boasts superior print quality on low-end synthetics, and has a unique formulation that dissipates static.

Recommended Applications

  • Automotive
  • Flexible packaging
  • General
  • Healthcare
  • Inventory
  • Outdoor
  • Product ID
  • Retail
  • Shelf
  • Shipping
  • Signage

Recommended Substrates

Gloss paper, polypropylene, top-coated vinyl, polyethylene, polystyrene, coated/ uncoated Valeron®, polyolefin, coated/uncoated V-max®, Tyvek®, Tyvek Brillion®

PWR5500 Premium Wax/Resin

This premium wax/resin formulation is designed to print on a wide variety of receiving materials and offers excellent barcode scanning with sharp, reliable images at a wide variety of printing speeds. PWR5500 is halogen-free and its powerful resistance against smearing and chemicals makes it a perfect choice for demanding environments.

Recommended Applications

  • Agency
  • Automotive
  • Flexible packaging
  • General
  • Healthcare
  • Inventory
  • Outdoor
  • Retail
  • Shelf
  • Shipping
  • Textile

Recommended Substrates

Coated/uncoated tags, gloss paper, polypropylene, polyethylene, coated/uncoated papers, top-coated vinyl, polystyrene, polyolefin, Tyvek®, Tyvek Brillion®

PWR2600 Ultra Durable Wax/Resin

PWR2600 prints on a broad range of label stocks, providing abrasion resistance and print sensitivity. This halogen-free ribbon is perfect for printing long lasting images on coated tags, uncoated tags, and glossy print media. PWR2600 prints at speeds up to 12 IPS utilizing less print energy than competing wax/resin ribbons.

Recommended Applications

  • Flexible packaging
  • General
  • Healthcare
  • Inventory
  • Outdoor
  • Product ID
  • Retail
  • Shelf
  • Shipping
  • Signage
  • Textile

Recommended Substrates

Coated/uncoated paper, synthetic paper, polypropylene, polyethylene, polyolefin, Kimdura®, Valeron®, Polyart®

Resin Products

GR3000 General Purpose Resin

GR3000's extensive label adaptability and high print speed capability make it the most diverse resin of its kind. It outperforms the competition in abrasion and solvent resistance, uses less print energy, and is designed with Ribbonmaster's standard anti-static and backcoat properties to protect printheads and extend printhead life.

Recommended Applications

  • Agency
  • Asset tracking
  • Automotive
  • Chemical drum
  • Electronic components
  • Flexible packaging
  • Hazardous
  • Outdoor
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Signage
  • Shelf

Recommended Substrates

Polypropylene, polyethylene, polyolefin, vinyl, polyester

PR3160 Full Resin

PR3160 is unique in the industry – the best resin ribbon for printing on coated and synthetic paper substrates. It is also able to withstand environmental temperatures of up to 220° C (428° F) making it perfect for applications like heat tunnel passage. PR3160 uses remarkably low print energy settings while producing high quality heat resistant bar codes.

Recommended Applications

  • Circuit board
  • Healthcare
  • Horticulture
  • Medical devices
  • Outdoor
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Shrink wrap

Recommended Substrates

Coated and synthetic papers, polypropylene, polyethylene, polyolefin, Kimdura®, Valeron®, Polyart®, Krome-Kote, Matte Kapton®

PR3500PC Permanent Care Resin

PR3500PC is a highly durable resin for special garment care applications. It has incredible steam resistant qualities and is dry clean and laundry safe. This highly versatile ribbon prints on woven and nonwoven fabrics, films, synthetics, and satins. PR3500PC utilizes less energy, and provides superior scratch, heat, and water resistance.

Recommended Applications

  • Garment
  • Textile

Recommended Substrates

Woven and nonwoven fabrics, films, synthetics, satins

PR5100 Ultra Durable Resin

This halogen-free product has no substitute – it is the toughest resin ribbon on the market. PR5100 is the only resin ribbon capable of handling extreme environmental labeling with our unmatched scratch and solvent resistance. Designed with our standard anti-static and backcoat properties to protect the printhead, PR5100 has unbeatable edge definition for crisp, extremely durable, and dense barcodes.

Recommended Applications

  • Agency
  • Asset tracking
  • Automotive underhood
  • Chemical drum
  • Circuit board
  • Electronic components
  • Extreme environment
  • Hazardous
  • Healthcare
  • Outdoor
  • Security

Recommended Substrates

Top-coated vinyl, polyimide, polyesters, PVC cards, PET cards

PR3370C High Opacity White Resin

Ribbonmaster's opaque white resin, PR3370C was specifically formulated for PVC shrink tubing and is highly resistant to ethanol and isopropanol. This ribbon prints well on black, clear, and silver synthetic substrates and offers superior smudge and scratch resistance as well as durability. PR3370C is halogen-free and contains Ribbonmaster's specially formulated backcoat technology for printhead protection.

Recommended Applications

  • Agency
  • Color
  • Electronic components
  • Flexible packaging
  • Retail
  • Shelf
  • Signage
  • Snack food

Recommended Substrates

PVC shrink tubing, matte/gloss silver polyester, chrome polyester, clear polyester

PR4070 Classic Resin

PR4070 is halogen-free and carries widespread agency approval, including meeting the FDA's requirements for indirect food contact. In most cases, our PR4070 eliminates the need for overlaminates. This ribbon contains Ribbonmaster's specially formulated backcoat technology for printhead protection as well as Ribbonmaster's exclusive anti-static properties for easy handling and extra printhead protection.

Recommended Applications

  • Agency
  • Asset tracking
  • Automotive
  • Chemical drum
  • Circuit board
  • Electronic components
  • Hazardous
  • Healthcare
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Security
  • Shelf

Recommended Substrates

Top-coated vinyl, polyimide, polyesters

Near Edge Products

PR2950F Ribbons for Markem, Novexx, Jaguar, Domino, Videojet®

PR2950F Plus is the next generation of near edge ribbons for the flexible packaging industry. This enhanced ribbon prints at speeds up to 26 IPS (660 mm per second) making it extremely desirable for high-speed flexible packaging applications. PR2950F also outperforms the competition in adherence of the ink to a variety of substrates resulting in remarkable durability and amazing image density that creates crisp, black images. PR2950F Plus is a diverse, halogen-free ribbon offering solutions for an assortment of flexible packaging applications.

Recommended Applications

  • Beverages
  • Condiments
  • Cosmetics
  • Flexible packaging
  • Healthcare
  • Meats and cheeses
  • Medical devices
  • Parts packaging
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Produce
  • Snack foods

Recommended Substrates

Polypropylene, polyethylene, polyolefin, nylon, polyester films

PWR4500NE Premium Near Edge Wax/Resin

PWR4500NE is the best ribbon on the market for thermal transfer printers equipped with near edge or corner edge printheads. PWR4500NE is designed with Ribbonmaster's specially formulated backcoat technology for printhead protection as well as Ribbonmaster's exclusive anti-static properties for easy handling and extra printhead protection. This halogen-free ribbon prints dark images at high speeds and low energy settings on a wide variety of label and tag stocks from paper to low-end synthetics.

Recommended Applications

  • Flexible packaging
  • General
  • Healthcare
  • Inventory
  • Meats and cheeses
  • Outdoor
  • Parts packaging
  • Product ID
  • Retail
  • Shelf
  • Shipping

Recommended Substrates

Coated/uncoated papers and tags, gloss paper, polyethylene, polyolefin, Tyvek®, Tyvek Brillion®, Kimdura®, Valeron®, Polyart®

Printer Ribbon Reference Guide

  Wax  
  PW4085
Resin Enhanced Premium Wax
GW4055
Gen Purpose Wax
Tag Stocks
Uncoated Tag
Coated Tag
Paper Label Stock
Coated Face Sheets
Uncoated Face Sheets
Gloss Sheets  
Economy Synthetics
Polypropylene  
Vinyl (Topcoat)  
Polyethylene  
Polystyrene    
Polyolefin  
High-end Synthetics
Polyesters (Gloss Topcoat)    
Polyesters (Matte Topcoat)    
Specialty Material
Tyvek®  
Tyvek Brillion®  
Valeron®  
Polyimide    
PVC Shrink Wrap    
Fabric Care Labels    
Agency Approval
CSA    
UL    
FDA (Indirect Food Contact)
BS5609 British Standard    
REACH
RoHS
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
(Indirect Food Contact)
 
Special Attributes
Halogen-Free
  Wax/Resin
  PWR5500
Premium Wax/Resin Blend
GWR5000
Gen Purpose Wax/Resin Blend
PWR2600
Ultra Durable Wax/Resin
Tag Stocks
Uncoated Tag  
Coated Tag  
Paper Label Stock
Coated Face Sheets  
Uncoated Face Sheets  
Gloss Sheets
Economy Synthetics
Polypropylene
Vinyl (Topcoat)  
Polyethylene
Polystyrene    
Polyolefin
High-end Synthetics
Polyesters (Gloss Topcoat)      
Polyesters (Matte Topcoat)      
Specialty Material
Tyvek®
Tyvek Brillion®
Valeron®
Polyimide      
PVC Shrink Wrap      
Fabric Care Labels      
Agency Approval
CSA      
UL  
FDA (Indirect Food Contact)
BS5609 British Standard      
REACH
RoHS
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
(Indirect Food Contact)
     
Special Attributes
Halogen-Free
  Near Edge
  PWR4500NE
Near Edge Premium Wax/Resin Blend
PR3160
Full Resin
Tag Stocks
Uncoated Tag
Coated Tag
Paper Label Stock
Coated Face Sheets
Uncoated Face Sheets
Gloss Sheets
Economy Synthetics
Polypropylene
Vinyl (Topcoat)    
Polyethylene
Polystyrene    
Polyolefin
High-end Synthetics
Polyesters (Gloss Topcoat)  
Polyesters (Matte Topcoat)  
Specialty Material
Tyvek®
Tyvek Brillion®
Valeron®
Polyimide    
PVC Shrink Wrap    
Fabric Care Labels    
Agency Approval
CSA    
UL  
FDA (Indirect Food Contact)
BS5609 British Standard    
REACH
RoHS
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
(Indirect Food Contact)
   
Special Attributes
Halogen-Free
  Resin
  GR3000
Gen Purpose Resin
PR3160
Full Resin
PR3500PC
Permanent Care Resin
Tag Stocks
Uncoated Tag    
Coated Tag    
Paper Label Stock
Coated Face Sheets    
Uncoated Face Sheets      
Gloss Sheets      
Economy Synthetics
Polypropylene  
Vinyl (Topcoat)    
Polyethylene  
Polystyrene    
Polyolefin  
High-end Synthetics
Polyesters (Gloss Topcoat)    
Polyesters (Matte Topcoat)    
Specialty Material
Tyvek®      
Tyvek Brillion®      
Valeron®  
Polyimide    
PVC Shrink Wrap      
Fabric Care Labels    
Agency Approval
CSA    
UL  
FDA (Indirect Food Contact)
BS5609 British Standard      
REACH
RoHS
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
(Indirect Food Contact)
     
Special Attributes
Halogen-Free      
  Resin 2
  PR5100
Ultra Durable Resin Ribbon
PR3370C
Ultra Durable White Resin
PR4070
Specialty Resin
Tag Stocks
Uncoated Tag      
Coated Tag      
Paper Label Stock
Coated Face Sheets      
Uncoated Face Sheets      
Gloss Sheets      
Economy Synthetics
Polypropylene      
Vinyl (Topcoat)  
Polyethylene      
Polystyrene      
Polyolefin      
High-end Synthetics
Polyesters (Gloss Topcoat)
Polyesters (Matte Topcoat)
Specialty Material
Tyvek®      
Tyvek Brillion®      
Valeron®      
Polyimide  
PVC Shrink Wrap    
Fabric Care Labels      
Agency Approval
CSA    
UL
FDA (Indirect Food Contact)
BS5609 British Standard    
REACH
RoHS
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
(Indirect Food Contact)
     
Special Attributes
Halogen-Free
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