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Armor - APX FH Wax-resin

APX FH Wax-resin


APX® FH is a new generation high performance wax-resin ribbon combining multi-receptor compatibility with outstanding performance. 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 and Temperature Resistance

The ribbon structure allows consistent performance on a wide range of receptors from coated papers to synthetics. The printed image is very sharp and offers very good levels of mechanical resistance, heat resistance up to 150° 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. APX® FH 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: 85° C (185° 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: 150° C (302° 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

Colours

  • Black

Applications

  • Inventory
  • Shipping
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Cosmetics
  • Retail
  • Signage
  • Laboratory
  • Tags
  • Food Contact
  • Outdoor
  • Conveyor sorting

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