Thermal Transfer Ribbons

Union Chemicar produce a wide range of Thermal Transfer Ribbons to suit most applications. The ribbons are slit in the UK and can be produced for all the major manufacturers printers on both 1 inch and ½ inch cores. Data sheets for the Union Chemicar ribbons are provided below.

FAX THERMAL TRANSFER RIBBONS

WAX WAX/RESIN RESIN

UN220 UN230 UN250 UN700

US130 US150 UD150 UH100 US300 US350 US450

                                    

UN220 WAX

UN220 is a general purpose wax ribbon, specifically designed to work on TEC printers with conventional thermal print heads. It can also be used on other printers.

           

Ribbon Properties

Ink Type                                              Wax

Ribbon Thickness                             7.5µm

Base Film Material                           Polyester

Base Film Thickness                        4.5µm

Ink Colour                                           Black

Transmission Density                       Less than 1.3 (Macbeth)

Ink Melting Point                                72°C

Printing Properties

Image Density                                   More than 1.7 (Macbeth)

Symbol Grade                                   More than ANSI 3.5, A (Parallel Bar Code)

Label Face Stock                             Coated Paper, Synthetic Paper, Gloss                                                                  Paper.

Print Speed                                       Up to 8 inch/sec

Usage Conditions                             5°C to 35°C, 10% to 80% Relative Humidity

Storage Conditions                          0°C to 40°C, 10% to 90% Relative Humidity

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UN230 WAX

UN230 is a general purpose wax ribbon, designed to work on a wide range of printers. It is suitable for printing on many different types of label stocks

           

Ribbon Properties

Ink Type                                              Wax

Ribbon Thickness                             8.1µm

Base Film Material                           Polyester

Base Film Thickness                        4.5µm

Ink Colour                                           Black

Transmission Density                       More than 1.6 (Macbeth)

Ink Melting Point                                82°C

Printing Properties

Image Density                                   More than 1.9 (Macbeth)

Symbol Grade                                   More than ANSI 3.5, A (Parallel Bar Code)

Label Face Stock                             Coated Paper, Synthetic Paper, Gloss                                                                  Paper.

Print Speed                                       Up to 10 inch/sec

Usage Conditions                             5°C to 35°C, 10% to 80% Relative Humidity

Storage Conditions                          0°C to 40°C, 10% to 90% Relative Humidity

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UN250 WAX

UN250 is a low energy general purpose wax ribbon, designed to work on a wide range of printers. It is suitable for printing on many different types of label stocks

           

Ribbon Properties

Ink Type                                              Wax

Ribbon Thickness                             7.7µm

Base Film Material                           Polyester

Base Film Thickness                        4.5µm

Ink Colour                                           Black

Transmission Density                       More than 1.6 (Macbeth)

Ink Melting Point                                77°C

Printing Properties

Image Density                                   More than 1.9 (Macbeth)

Symbol Grade                                   More than ANSI 3.5, A (Parallel Bar Code)

Label Face Stock                             Coated Paper, Synthetic Paper, Gloss                                                                  Paper.

Print Speed                                       Up to 12 inch/sec

Usage Conditions                             5°C to 35°C, 10% to 80% Relative Humidity

Storage Conditions                          0°C to 40°C, 10% to 90% Relative Humidity

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UN700 WAX

UN700 is a wax ribbon, specifically designed for use on printers with “Near Edge/Corner Edge” type thermal print heads. It provides a high quality image at print speeds up to 10 inch/sec

           

Ribbon Properties

Ink Type                                              Wax

Ribbon Thickness                             7.6µm

Base Film Material                           Polyester

Base Film Thickness                        4.5µm

Ink Colour                                           Black

Transmission Density                       Less than 1.2 (Macbeth)

Ink Melting Point                                78°C

Printing Properties

Image Density                                   More than 1.3 (Macbeth)

Symbol Grade                                   More than ANSI 3.5, A (Parallel Bar Code)

Label Face Stock                             Coated Paper, Synthetic Paper, Gloss                                                                  Paper,PET.

Print Speed                                       Up to 10 inch/sec

Usage Conditions                             5°C to 35°C, 10% to 80% Relative Humidity

Storage Conditions                          0°C to 40°C, 10% to 90% Relative Humidity

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US130 WAX/RESIN

US130 is an economy wax/resin ribbon, designed to offer the performance of a wax/resin ribbon at the price of a wax ribbon. It offers higher smudge and scratch resistance than a wax ribbon at a more economical price than standard wax/resin ribbons.

           

Ribbon Properties

Ink Type                                              Wax/Resin

Ribbon Thickness                             8.1µm

Base Film Material                           Polyester

Base Film Thickness                        4.5µm

Ink Colour                                           Black

Transmission Density                       More than 1.5 (Macbeth)

Ink Melting Point                                80°C

Printing Properties

Image Density                                   More than 2.1 (Macbeth)

Symbol Grade                                   More than ANSI 3.5, A (Parallel Bar Code)

Label Face Stock                             Uncoated Paper, Coated Paper, Synthetic                                                           Paper, Gloss Paper, PET.

Print Speed                                       Up to 10 inch/sec

Usage Conditions                             5°C to 35°C, 10% to 80% Relative Humidity

Storage Conditions                          0°C to 40°C, 10% to 90% Relative Humidity

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US150 WAX/RESIN

US150 is a wax/resin ribbon, designed to provide a high resolution image on a wide variety of label stocks. It has excellent resistace to smudging and scratching.

           

Ribbon Properties

Ink Type                                              Wax/Resin

Ribbon Thickness                             10.0µm

Base Film Material                           Polyester

Base Film Thickness                        4.5µm

Ink Colour                                           Black

Transmission Density                       More than 1.3 (Macbeth)

Recording Energy                             15mJ/mm²

Printing Properties

Image Density                                   More than 1.6 (Macbeth)

Symbol Grade                                   More than ANSI 3.5, A (Parallel Bar Code)

Label Face Stock                             Coated Paper, Gloss Paper, Synthetic                                                                  Paper, PET.

Print Speed                                       Up to 8 inch/sec

Usage Conditions                             5°C to 35°C, 10% to 80% Relative Humidity

Storage Conditions                          0°C to 40°C, 10% to 90% Relative Humidity

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UD150 RESIN

UD150 is a resin ribbon, designed for use on garment care labels. It provides a durable image resistant to washing and dry cleaning. It is also resistant to ironing.

           

Ribbon Properties

Ink Type                                              Resin

Ribbon Thickness                             7.0µm

Base Film Material                           Polyester

Base Film Thickness                        4.5µm

Ink Colour                                           Black

Transmission Density                       More than 1.3 (Macbeth)

Recording Energy                             23mJ/mm²

Printing Properties

Image Density                                   More than 0.8 (Macbeth)

Label Face Stock                             Polyester, Acetate, Nylon.               

Print Speed                                       Up to 3 inch/sec

Usage Conditions                             5°C to 35°C, 10% to 80% Relative Humidity

Storage Conditions                          0°C to 40°C, 10% to 90% Relative Humidity

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UH100 RESIN

UH100 provides a durable image resistant to indirect heat from a steam iron up to temperatures as high as 200°C. The image remains of a high quality and retransfer of the image to other materials is avoided during the ironing process

           

Ribbon Properties

Ink Type                                              Resin

Ribbon Thickness                             7.5µm

Base Film Material                           Polyester

Base Film Thickness                        4.5µm

Ink Colour                                           Black

Transmission Density                       More than 1.0 (Macbeth)

Ink Melting Point                                70°C

Printing Properties

Image Density                                   More than 1.4 (Macbeth)

Symbol Grade                                   More than ANSI 3.5, A (Parallel Bar Code)

Label Face Stock                             Coated Paper, Synthetic Paper, Gloss                                                                  Paper.

Print Speed                                       Up to 5 inch/sec

Usage Conditions                             5°C to 35°C, 10% to 80% Relative Humidity

Storage Conditions                          0°C to 40°C, 10% to 90% Relative Humidity

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US300 RESIN

US300 is a resin ribbon, designed to provide a durable image on plastic labels. It is optimised for resistance to smudging and scratching.

           

Ribbon Properties

Ink Type                                              Resin

Ribbon Thickness                             8.8µm

Base Film Material                           Polyester

Base Film Thickness                        4.5µm

Ink Colour                                           Black

Transmission Density                       More than 1.5 (Macbeth)

Recording Energy                             17mJ/mm²

Scratch Resistance                          In a rubbing test, withstood more than 4000

                                                            cycles at 200g/cm²

Printing Properties

Image Density                                   More than 2.0 (Macbeth)

Symbol Grade                                   More than ANSI 3.5, A (Parallel Bar Code)

Label Face Stock                             Polyester Film, Plastic Film, Synthetic                                                                   Paper, PET, Plastic Card.

Print Speed                                       Up to 6 inch/sec

Usage Conditions                             5°C to 35°C, 10% to 80% Relative Humidity

Storage Conditions                          0°C to 40°C, 10% to 90% Relative Humidity

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US350 RESIN

US350 is a resin ribbon, designed for use on card printers. It has excellent resistance to smudging, scratching and solvents.

           

Ribbon Properties

Ink Type                                              Resin

Ribbon Thickness                             8.8µm

Base Film Material                           Polyester

Base Film Thickness                        4.5µm

Ink Colour                                           Black

Transmission Density                       More than 1.6 (Macbeth)

Recording Energy                             20mJ/mm²

Printing Properties

Image Density                                   More than 2.0 (Macbeth)

Symbol Grade                                   More than ANSI 3.5, A (Parallel Bar Code)

Label Face Stock                             PVC, PET, Plastic Card.

Print Speed                                       Up to 4 inch/sec

Usage Conditions                             5°C to 35°C, 10% to 80% Relative Humidity

Storage Conditions                          0°C to 40°C, 10% to 90% Relative Humidity

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US450 RESIN

US450 is a resin ribbon, designed specifically to print on plastic packaging films at high speed for On-Line packaging applications. It gives a durable image with good resistance to smudging and scratching.

           

Ribbon Properties

Ink Type                                              Resin

Ribbon Thickness                             7.3µm

Base Film Material                           Polyester

Base Film Thickness                        4.5µm

Ink Colour                                           Black

Transmission Density                       More than 0.7 (Macbeth)

Recording Energy                             6mJ/mm²

Printing Properties

Image Density                                   More than 1.5 (Macbeth)

Symbol Grade                                   More than ANSI 3.5, A (Parallel Bar Code)

Label Face Stock                             Polyethylene Film, Polypropylene Film,

                                                            PET Film.

Print Speed                                       Up to 8 inch/sec

Usage Conditions                             5°C to 35°C, 10% to 80% Relative Humidity

Storage Conditions                          0°C to 40°C, 10% to 90% Relative Humidity