BASAWA offers three types of barcode ribbons: wax, wax resin, and resin:
Wax Ribbon :
A wax ribbon is a ribbon coated with an ink made essentially with wax-based components. Wax ribbons are the most popular thermal transfer ribbon for thermal printers. Wax-based inks have a good adhesion on almost all types of substrate and are perfectly suitable for printing barcodes and other types of labels. Wax ribbons will deliver a great print quality on the materials like Rough papers, Matt coated papers and Glossy coated papers. Wax ribbons are great for general-purpose applications such as asset tracking and inventory control. Wax ribbons work best on paper labels and low-end synthetics.
Wax Resin Ribbon :
A wax-resin Thermal Transfer ribbon is made with a combination of wax and resin based ingredients. Among all Thermal Transfer ribbon ranges, Wax-resin ribbons are the most versatile in terms of usages as they respond to a very wide array of label printing needs in the logistics, production or distribution sectors. Wax-resin ribbons can print almost all types of label and packaging film on Paper Labels (Coated and Glossy), Synthetic Labels (Polyethylene, Polypropylene,Polyester) and Flexible packaging films. Wax resin ribbons are more versatile that wax ribbons and tend to work best on paper labels and matte synthetics that require a little more durability.
Resin Ribbon :
Resin ribbons protect against harsh environmental conditions found in heavy industrial and logistics settings. Resin ribbons work best on high-end gloss and matte synthetics.