If you’ve chosen a thermal transfer printer, you should use a ribbon adapted to your needs. For those who are unfamiliar with the product, these ribbons are similar to ink in a traditional printer. They may be composed of wax, resin or both. In this article, I’ll help you choose between three ribbon types so that you get the best results.

An ensemble of factors, rather than a single element, will determine the best type of ribbon to use. First, how you plan to use your label, and second, the type of support you will use. As these factors are often related, you will notice that the utilization/support/ribbon trio is often immutable, making it rather easy to choose the type of ribbon.