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Wax Ribbons

DNP's exclusive line of wax ribbons offers excellent print quality for various applications.

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Wax Thermal Ribbons
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and reliability

Wax | Thermal Transfer Ribbons

Labels Direct, Inc. offers DNP's exclusive line of wax ribbons offers excellent print quality for a variety of applications including shipping, logistics, inventory, horticulture, shelf, retail and pharmaceutical. Each of our wax ribbons is formulated with DNP's exclusive backcoat technology and comes standard with special anti-static properties for easy handling and superior printhead protection. No other Thermal Ribbon manufacturer offers this commitment to product excellence. 

Wax | Formulation Characteristics

Different types of hard and soft waxes are used in wax ribbons. They are generally used for short term applications where the image is not required to stand up to repeated scratching, contact with chemicals, or high temperatures. Wax ribbons can be printed on a wide range of label material, but the most common and economical match is coated paper. Typical applications include compliance labeling, and shipping labels.

  • Contains highest percentage of wax
  • Lowest melt points
  • Requires least amount of heat for printing
  • Prints at lowest print energy settings
  • Least durable
  • Least expensive
  • Prints best on paper and low-end synthetics

Wax | Product Highlights 

Half Inch Wax is formulated specifically to function within the temperature and speed range of 1/2” printers while providing uniform coverage on a variety of substrates. Half Inch Wax also incorporates technology designed to control and dissipate static charges and a backcoat proven to protect your printhead. In addition, our halogen-free Half Inch Wax is coated and converted with pride in Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania.

  • Compliances: Asbestos-Free, BPA-Free, Conflict Mineral-Free, FDA, Halogen-Free, Latex-Free, REACH and RoHS

MP Wax is specially formulated to print at a wide range of energy and speed settings, this wax provides an economical solution for everyday thermal transfer printing. It incorporates proven backcoat technology to protect your printhead. This wax product features a blend of ingredients that are combined in an ink that prints dark images and crisp, clean barcodes.

  • Compliances: Asbestos-Free, BPA-Free, Conflict Mineral-Free, FDA, Halogen-Free, Latex-Free, REACH and RoHS

V4085plus Versatile Resin-Enhanced Wax

DNP has selected a unique, proprietary resin for V4085plus Versatile Resin-Enhanced Wax that allows it to print high-resolution text and barcodes on a wide range of materials, from uncoated papers to mid-range synthetic films and even flood-coated labels. This resin also provides increased scratch and smudge resistance and allows the ribbons to print at high speeds, up to 12 inches per second (IPS).

TR3021 General Purpose Red Wax (PMS 1787 C*) Colored Wax Ribbons are based on DNP’s proven wax technology, these quality ribbons expand your color possibilities while providing excellent print clarity and high smudge resistance when black just isn’t enough.

  • Recommended substrates are alphaMAX®, KIMDURA®, paper, paper (1C), paper (2C), Polyart®, polyethylene, polyethylene (HDPE), polypropylene (BOPP), polyethylene (LDPE), polyolefin, polypropylene, polypropylene (PP), spunbound olefin, taffeta, Teslin®, Trans-Therm®, Tyvek®, vellum, vinyl.
  • Compliances: Asbestos-Free, BPA-Free, Conflict Mineral-Free, FDA, GHS-BS5609, Latex-Free, REACH and RoHS.

TR3022 General Purpose Blue Wax (PMS 286 C*) Colored Wax Ribbons are based on DNP’s proven wax technology, these quality ribbons expand your color possibilities while providing excellent print clarity and high smudge resistance when black just isn’t enough.

  • Recommended substrates are paper, Polyart®, polyethylene, polyethylene (HDPE), polyethylene (LDPE), polyolefin, polypropylene, polypropylene (PP), spunbound olefin, taffeta, Teslin®, Tyvek®, vellum, vinyl.
  • Compliances: Asbestos-Free, BPA-Free, Conflict Mineral-Free, FDA, GHS-BS5609, Latex-Free, REACH and RoHS.

TR3023 General Purpose Green Wax (PMS 3405 C*) Colored Wax Ribbons are based on DNP’s proven wax technology, these quality ribbons expand your color possibilities while providing excellent print clarity and high smudge resistance when black just isn’t enough.

  • Recommended substrates are acetate, alphaMAX®, KIMDURA®, Label-Lyte®, paper, paper (1C), paper (2C), plastic, Polyart®, polyester, polyethylene, polyethylene (HDPE), polyethylene (LDPE), polyolefin, polypropylene, polypropylene (BOPP), polypropylene (PP), polystyrene, polyvinyl chloride (PVC), spunbound olefin, taffeta, Teslin®, Trans-Therm®, Tyvek®, Valeron®, vellum, vinyl, V-MAX®.
  • Compliances: Asbestos-Free, BPA-Free, Conflict Mineral-Free, FDA, GHS-BS5609, Latex-Free, REACH and RoHS

Wax | Industry Focus

Compliance | Electronics | Retail | Automotive | Inventory & Logistics | Food & Beverage | Health & Beauty | Pharmaceutical | Outdoor