Competitive ribbon for paper substrates


AWR 1 is the most competitive wax thermal ribbon of the range. The very high sensitivity of the ink allows printing with low levels of energy with less stress on the printhead. AWR 1 is therefore the ideal solution for applications particularly sensitive to the quality/price ratio.

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For Flat Head printers

  • Great print quality for all kind of barcodes
  • Quality price ratio adapted for large volume wax applications
  • Broad paper label compatibility


Printing quality

  • 0° barcode
  • 90° barcode
  • Small characters
  • Barcode
  • Darkness


  • Abrasion
  • Solvents
  • Heat60 °C / 140 °F
  • Washing resistance
  • Dry cleaning resistance
  • Ironing resistance

Printing substrates

Printing parameters

  • Speed16 ips - 400 mm/s
  • Heat settings

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AWR 1 is suitable for standard labelling applications. Compatible with most blank and pre-printed labels. The low energy required to transfer the ink helps to protect the print head. Its quality/price ratio makes it a highly competitive ribbon to gain new standard labeling businesses.

Its quality/price ratio makes it a highly competitive ribbon to gain new standard labeling businesses.

Storage conditions

By respecting the following storage conditions, we recommend to use the ribbons within 12 months after production date.

  • Keep away from light
  • Temperature 5-35°C (40-95°F)
  • Humidity 20-80%

Waste treatment

The rolls and their packaging allow an optimised waste management.

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Ribbon Structure


Layer 1: Ink

Wax ink

Melting point: 65°C / 149°F


Layer2: PET Film

Thickness: 4.5 μm


Layer 3 : Back

Friction coefficient: Kd<0.2

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