Thermal Transfer Ribbons

When paired with compatible labels and tags, thermal transfer ribbons produce sharp text and bar codes on a broad range of materials, both papers and films, with excellent durability.

Let our Consumables by Barcoding™ team help you choose thermal ribbons to match your application’s needs:

  • Wax ribbons for standard printing on paper materials
  • Wax/resin ribbons for excellent resistance to chemicals on paper and synthetic materials
  • Resin ribbons provide ultimate durability against chemicals and heat on synthetic materials
Ribbon Application
Intermec ThermaMAX TMX1000 Good quality, general use, economical
Intermec ThermaMAX TMX2000 High image quality and increased abrasion and smear resistance
Intermec ThermaMAX TMX3000 Extremely durable. Printed images endure 3+ years exposure to UV, snow and rain
Zebra 2000 Standard Standard wax ribbon formulated to print at up to 12 inches (30.5 mm) per second on coated paper materials. Provides minimal resistance to scratches, smearing and chemicals.
Zebra 2100 Enhanced Enhanced wax ribbon formulated to print up to 12 inches per second on coated paper. Provides superior abrasion resistance when compared with conventional wax ribbons Provides minimal resistance to smearing and chemicals.
Zebra 5319 Performance High-performance wax ribbon formulated to print at up to 8 inches (20.3 mm) per second on uncoated and coated paper materials. Provides minimal resistance to scratches, smearing and chemicals. UL/cUL & CSA recognized with select Zebra materials.
Zebra 5555 Enhanced Enhanced wax/resin ribbon formulated to print at up to 6 inches (15.2 mm) per second on coated paper and matte synthetics. Provides good resistance to scratches, smears and some moderate chemicals.
Zebra 3200 Performance High-performance wax/resin ribbon for coated paper and matte synthetics. Formulated to provide good resistance to scratches, smears and most moderate chemicals. UL/cUL & CSA recognized with select Zebra materials.
Zebra 5095 Performance High-performance resin ribbon for gloss paper and synthetics. Formulated to provide excellent resistance to scratches, smears, most harsh chemicals, outdoor environments and extreme temperatures. It is UL/cUL & CSA recognized with select Zebra materials.
Zebra 5100 Premium Premium resin ribbon for gloss synthetics. Formulated to provide excellent resistance to scratches, smears, most extreme chemicals, outdoor environments and extreme temperatures. UL/cUL & CSA recognized with select Zebra materials.
Zebra Image Lock Premium resin ribbon formulated to provide excellent image durability without the use of a laminate on Z-Xtreme 5000T and 8000T Image Lock materials. Excellent resistance to scratches, smears, most extreme chemicals, outdoor environments and extreme temperatures.