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Thermal Transfer Ribbons

Label Expert stocks thermal transfer ribbons for Zebra, Brother, Citizen, TSC, and GoDEX desktop label printers and Zebra, SATO, Intermec, Datamax, Toshiba, Brother, Citizen, Printronix, GoDEX, and TSC industrial label printers. With our extensive selection of thermal transfer ribbons, you are sure to find the right ribbon for your application needs.

Our stock includes wax, wax/resin, and resin ribbons in black or colors. Whether you need affordable general-purpose Zebra ribbons or premium industrial thermal transfer ribbons with superior performance, Label Expert has the perfect ribbon to suit your thermal transfer label printing requirements.

Thermal Transfer Ribbon Types

Label Expert stocks a variety of thermal transfer ribbon types, including:

  • Wax ribbons – Ideal for general-purpose label printing applications such as barcodes, text, and graphics on paper labels. Wax ribbons provide a good balance of quality and affordability.
  • Wax/resin ribbons – Designed to print on synthetic label materials, wax/resin ribbons offer the versatility to handle thermal transfer printing on coated papers, polyester labels, vinyl labels, and more.
  • Resin ribbons – Made for printing on demanding synthetic label materials, resin ribbons are abrasion and chemical resistant and provide excellent durability. Use resin ribbons when superior print quality and extreme durability are required.

Thermal Transfer Ribbon Colors

Most thermal transfer ribbons are black, but Label Expert also stocks ribbons in various colors to meet your printing needs. We offer color thermal transfer ribbons for printing logos, text, and graphics on paper and synthetic label materials.

Get the Right Ribbon

It's important to get the right ribbon for your printer model and application. Label Expert can help you select the perfect thermal transfer ribbon to fit your printer and label application requirements.

We have desktop and industrial thermal transfer ribbons for:

  • Zebra, Brother, Toshiba, Citizen, TSC, GoDEX desktop thermal transfer label printers
  • Zebra, Datamax, SATO, Intermec, Toshiba, Brother, Citizen, Printronix, GoDEX, and TSC industrial thermal transfer printers
  • Other Zebra-compatible thermal transfer brands

Here are a few points to keep in mind:

  • Thermal transfer printers require the ink to be coated on either the inside or outside of the ribbon roll. Make sure you get the correct ribbon style for your printer. For example, a ribbon may technically be the right size for your printer, but if the ink side is on the wrong side for your printer, it won't work.
  • Quality matters. Check out our selection of premium thermal transfer ribbons for superior performance and durability. We also offer general-purpose ribbons with a good balance of quality and affordability.
  • Your application requirements and label materials determine which type of thermal transfer ribbon you should get – wax, wax/resin, or resin. Consider your application. If the label material needs to withstand harsh chemicals or abrasion, you should get a resin ribbon. On the other hand, a wax ribbon may be best for general-purpose printing on paper labels.
  • Ribbon rolls come in various widths and lengths. The printer must be able to accommodate the ribbon size you select.
  • Core sizes also matter. Make sure you get the right core size for your printer rollers or dispensing devices.

Order Thermal Transfer Ribbons Online

Need to test the print quality of a thermal transfer ribbon? Label Expert offers free samples, so you can try them before you buy. Contact us for your free ribbon sample today.

Ready to buy? Shop Label Expert's selection of thermal transfer ribbons by printer brand and get the right ribbon for your printer model and application requirements. Questions? Contact us or talk to one of our knowledgeable label experts today!