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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
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.

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’s 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 Watson Label Products Thermal Transfer Ribbons to direct sunlight or moisture will cause damage to the ribbons.

Watson Label Products' goal is to achieve total customer satisfaction, and we offer a 100% guarantee on all our bar code thermal transfer ribbon products.

(Product data sheet - R2 Prime)


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