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R2-Prime Data Sheet
Premium Wax/Resin Thermal Transfer Ribbons

  • Superior smudge and scratch resistance
  • Good resistance to IPA and other household cleaners
  • Moderate level of steam resistance
  • Applications:
    • Shipping, warehousing, and receiving labeling
    • Shelf and bin labeling
    • Compliance labeling
    • Textile and apparel applications
    • Nursery and lumber applications
    • Flexible packaging applications
  • Recommended Media:
    • Coated paper tag and label stocks
    • Polyethylene films
    • Polypropylene films
    • Polyester films

Technical Specifications

  • Film Thickness: 4.5 Microns
  • Total Ribbon Thickness: 7.5 Microns
  • Transmission Density: 1.30 MacBeth Scale
  • Ink Melting Point: 81° C or 178° F
  • Recommended Maximum Print Speed: 8 IPS

Star Diagram:
This diagram is representative of R2 Prime used in premium applications when printing on coated tag and label stocks 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 ribbonĦs 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.