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Thermal Transfer Ribbons

At PTI, we offer a variety of wax thermal transfer, wax-resin thermal transfer and resin-based thermal transfer ribbons specifically designed for printing on our thermal transfer labels. To achieve the optimal print quality, it is necessary to match up the correct ribbon with the correct printer. In most cases, for standard print requirements wax ribbons are efficient. For those projects requiring resistance towards chemicals on the printing surface, wax-resin thermal ribbons are highly suggested. 

Our ribbons offer superior smudge and scratch resistance and unbeatable edge definition. They have excellent barcode ribbon scannability. We also offer a variety of kits which perfectly match ribbons types and sizes with labels. We have included typical label dimensions to help you match your labels with the correct ribbon. To figure out how long of a thermal transfer ribbon you need to match with your labels, calculate the total length of your labels in feet and that will give you the length that you need (assume an extra 10% for scrap). If you need help determining the correct ribbon, contact us at (800) 428-3786. We also offer sequential barcode printing services for your convenience, allowing you to only have to deal with the final printed product.


  • Financial
  • Healthcare
  • Retail
  • Manufacturing
  • Parking, Public Safety and Transit
  • Transportation and Logistics


  • Boca
  • Brother
  • Casio
  • Citizen
  • Custom America
  • Epson
  • GoDex
  • Honeywell (formerly Datamax-O'Neil & Intermec)
  • Star Micronix
  • TSC/Printronix
  • Zebra
  • Sato

Why choose PTI for thermal transfer ribbons?

  • 100% product satisfaction
  • Guaranteed OEM compatibility
  • Unsurpassed quality
  • Stellar customer service
  • Rapid turnaround
  • Unmatched industry expertise
  • Creative solutions for unique applications
  • Free in-house design consultation
  • Warehouse and fulfillment programs