The flexible packaging market requires a durable ribbon that can print clean, smudge-free print and images at high speeds on a variety of flexible materials including BOPP, metalized polypropylene as well as coated and uncoated paper stocks. ITW Thermal Films has PrintheadSaver® thermal transfer ribbons that are specially formulated for compatibility with these substrates, as well as the higher printing speeds commonly used in these packaging applications including: flexible food packaging, fresh food packaging, pharmaceutical, pre-packaged items and much more. In addition, we have a full line of ribbons that have received recognition and authorization for use in food contact label applications. ITW Thermal Films also offers a white wax/resin ribbon that provides quick visual recognition of price codes, date codes, lot codes and other variable imagery that is printed on flexible packaging. To find a flexible packaging PrintheadSaver® ribbon/label combination for your specific application, log on to our ITW Thermal Films Extreme Solutions™.
Typically wax/resin for near edge technology printers and resin ribbons are used in the flexible packaging market.
PrintheadSaver® ribbons for flexible packaging applications include: