Thermal Printers and Date Coders


Specializing in thermal print technology, PriMedia Source, LLC offers the industry's highest quality thermal ribbon for all makes and models of printers.  We offer wax, wax/resin and full resin ribbon formulations (see below) in many lengths and widths and in several colors. 


Unlike many suppliers, PriMedia Source, LLC does not offer ribbon manufactured by just one company.  We represent several ribbon manufacturers so that we have a wide array of ribbons available to our clients.  With hundreds of lengths and widths of ribbon available, most ribbon rolls are available for immediate shipment.  If your application requires a custom item, typical lead time is 3-5 business days.


We work closely with our clients to thoroughly understand the application, environment, printed substrate and shelf life to ensure that we recommend a cost-effective solution that results in the highest quality. 


General Purpose Wax Ribbons

Benefits

  • Deep, dark bar codes, text and graphics
  • Easy to use, no printer adjustment needed
  • Unbeatable performance at high speeds
  • Prints on a wide range of stocks
  • Good durability
  • Anti-static - ideal for RFID
  • Unique backcoat extends printhead life

When To Use

  • Short life, discarded or becomes obsolete within a few weeks
  • Light contact during handling
  • Few scans, longer term image durability is not necessary

When Printing On

  • Coated and uncoated paper
  • Polyethylene
  • Polypropylene


super premium resin ribbons

Benefits

  • Maximum durability for harsh environment labeling
  • Highest level of resistance to abrasion, heat, steam and chemicals
  • Prints exceptionally on high end films including polyester, vinyl and polyimide

When To Use

  • When long term durability is required
  • Extreme environments
  • Chemical exposure

When Printing On

  • Polyester
  • Vinyl
  • Polimide





Premium Wax/Resin Ribbons

Benefits

  • Performs on a broad range of applications
  • Prints on a wide range of substrates including coated papers and smooth synthetic films
  • Stands up to rough handling, abrasion and moderate solvents
  • Available for flathead and near edge printers

When To Use

  • Must withstand multiple scans or weather the elements outdoors
  • Subjected to rough handling, abrasion or mild solvents
  • Image durability is necessary

When Printing On

  • Coated paper (matte, semi gloss, high gloss)
  • Polyolefin
  • Polypropylene
  • Polyethylene


A Printhead Cleaner Built Into Each Thermal Ribbon


CleanStart is an innovative, patented printhead cleaner that is built right into each ribbon.  It removes debris before it builds up on the printhead. Simply pull the CleanStart leader through the locked printhead  to optimize print quality throughout your print run, prolong printhead life and minimize costly downtime.


We supply thermal ribbon with or without the CleanStart leader.  We would be glad to send a complimentary sample roll for testing.


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