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Armor - APR 6 Wax-Resin

APR 6 Wax-Resin


Designed to be a premium wax-resin for flat-head printers the APR 6 is a highly sensitive thermal ribbon designed to give excellent print performance at low energy. The ink provides excellent print quality for all types of barcodes, very small text, large characters and logos with an Optical Density Reflection of 2.1.

Excellent Receptor Sensitivity

The ribbon structure allows consistent performance on a wide range of receptors such as uncoated and coated papers, high gloss and synthetic materials. The printed image is very sharp and offers good levels of mechanical resistance, heat resistance up to 100° C and excellent light fastness.

High Speed Printing

Those characteristics remain at speeds up to 300 mm per second and is suitable for use on 200, 300 and 600 dpi printheads, making this ribbon perfectly adapted to the labelling market. APR 6 wax-resin grade features outstanding back-coat technology that ensures excellent printhead protection preventing both clogging and static build-up.


Technical Specification

Ribbon Properties

  • Ink Type: Wax-resin
  • Melting Point: 75° C (167° F)
  • PET Film Thickness: 4.5 μm
  • PET Tear Resistance: above 300 N per mm2
  • Back Coat: Silicone based
  • Ribbon Thickness: below 9 μm

Print Performance

  • Optical Density Reflection: 2.1
  • Print Speed: up to 12 inches-per-second (300 mm/s)
  • Heat Resistance: 100° C (212° F)
  • Light Fastness: Level 7 — excellent

Storage

  • Ribbon is anti-static build up treated
  • Maximum storage duration: 12 months
  • Storage Temperature: 5° to 35° C (40° to 95° F)
  • Relative Humidity: 20–80% relative humidity.

Available Colours

  • Black
  • White
  • Dark Blue (Pantone 286 C)
  • Dark Red (Pantone 485 C)
  • Dark Green (Pantone 554 C)
  • Grey (Pantone 5425 C)
  • Blue (Pantone Reflex Blue C)
  • Light Red (Pantone 1788 C)
  • Light Green (Pantone Green C)
  • Brown (Pantone 463 C)

Certificates and Approvals

  • UL Approved: Legibility and durability of the printed label.
  • Food Contact: This ribbon is compliant with the European Directive 1935/2004/EC.
  • Heavy Metals: This ribbon is compliant with EC 98/638.
  • CP65: This ribbon is free from the substances listed.
  • Halogen: This ribbon is Halogen free.
  • REACH: This ribbon is compliant with and is free from Substances of Very High Concern.
  • RoHs and WEEE: This ribbon is compliant with EC directives 2002/95 and 2002/96 to the limitation of dangerous substances in electrical equipment.

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Key

  • 1 General Purpose Use
  • 2 Smear/Smudge Resistance
  • 3 Scratch Resistant
  • 4 Solvent/Chemical Resistance
  • 5 Heat Resistance