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Prime Mark Data Sheet
Premium Wax/Resin Thermal Transfer Ribbons

  • Designed for todayˇs new high speed/high resolution printers
  • Exceptional print quality for complex label formats - normal, rotated and two-dimensional bar codes, logos and graphics
  • Works well on a wide range of receivers
  • Exceptional smudge and scratch resistance
  • Applications:
    • Shipping, warehousing, and receiving labeling
    • Shelf and bin labeling
    • Compliance labeling
    • Textile and apparel applications
    • Nursery and lumber applications
  • Recommended Media:
    • Coated paper tag and label stock
    • Polyethlene Films
    • Polypropylene Films
    • Polyester Films

Technical Specifications

  • Film Thickness: 4.5 Microns
  • Total Ribbon Thickness: 6.8 Microns
  • Transmission Density: 1.10 MacBeth Scale
  • Ink Melting Point: 80° C or 176° F
  • Recommended Maximum Print Speed: 12 IPS

Star Diagram:
This diagram is representative of Prime Mark used in premium applications when printing on coated papers and synthetic films. Performance ratings are based on a comparison of ribbons within the premium wax/resin category. Scale 1 to 5, 5 being the best.

Storage Conditions

To ensure optimal performance, please adhere to the following environmental conditions for use, shipping and storage.
    • For optimal print results, thermal transfer printing should occur in the temperature range of 5° C (41° F) to 35° C (95° F) at 45% to 85% relative humidity.
    • Recommended shipping conditions for up to one month duration are -5° C (23° F) to 45° C (113° F) at 20% to 85% relative humidity.
    • To ensure the ribbonˇs performance, our suggested storage conditions for up to one year duration are -5° C (23° F) to 40° C (104° F) at 20% to 85% relative humidity.

Please Note: Exposing Thermal Transfer Ribbons to direct sunlight or moisture will cause damage to the ribbons.

American Printing Converters' goal is to achieve total customer satisfaction, and we offer a 100% guarantee on all our bar code thermal transfer ribbon products.