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Versamark Product Data Sheet
General Purpose Wax Thermal Transfer Ribbons

  • Extremely versatile wax ribbon
  • Unsurpassed backcoat performance extends printhead life
  • Outstanding print quality for normal and rotated bar codes and small characters
  • Excellent substrate latitude ┬ prints well on a wide variety of tags and labels
  • Prints well at high print speeds
  • Applications:
    • General purpose labeling
    • Shipping, warehousing, and receiving labeling
    • Shelf and bin labeling
    • Shipping and address labels
    • Retail tag and label applications
    • Textile and Apparel product labeling
    • Compliance labeling
    • Direct printing on flexible packaging film
  • Recommended Media:
    • Uncoated paper tag and label stock
    • Coated tag and label stock
    • Low end film labels (polyethlene and polypropylene)
    • Flexible packaging films

Technical Specifications

  • Film Thickness: 4.5 Microns
  • Total Ribbon Thickness: 7.5 Microns
  • Transmission Density: 1.6 MacBeth Scale
  • Ink Melting Point: 75° C or 167° F
  • Recommended Maximum Print Speed: 12 IPS

Star Diagram
This diagram is representative of Versa Mark used in general purpose applications when printing on paper tag and label stocks. Performance ratings are based on a comparison of ribbons within the general purpose wax 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 ribbon ís 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.