BARCODE LABELS AND RIBBON
BUYING GUIDE

In order for us to recommend the suitable barcode labels and ribbon for you, please fill up the form with relevant information. Please refer to the guide below if you are not sure how to fill up the form.

Once you have filled up the form with the relevant information, click “Send”. We will review your requirement and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Please fill up the required information below.
Please refer to below explanation guide when filling up the form.

1. TYPE OF LABELS
Paper BasedPolyesterPolymide

2. TYPE OF PRODUCTS FOR LABELS TO BE PASTED ON
Carton Boxes / Shipping LabelsRetail Packaging / Product LabelsElectronic PartsAssets (to be pasted on Computers, Cabinets etc)PCB : goes through Chamber TestOthers

3.1. SIZE OF LABELS REQUIRED
Width x Length in mm

3.2. SIZE OF CORE
1 inch3 inch

3.3. PERFORATED LABELS
YesNo

3.4. TYPE OF CORE
PaperPlastic

3.5. ADHESIVE
NormalStrong

3.6. PREPRINTED
YesNo

3.7. RADIUS
In mm

4. RIBBON TYPES
Wax RibbonWax Resin RibbonResin Ribbon

5. UPLOAD YOUR IMAGE IF ANY (in jpg, jpeg, pdf or word doc with max file size: 5mb)




 

Please follow the guide below to fill up the form. We would require the following information:

1. TYPE OF LABELS

There are 3 broad categories of labels. Namely Woods free (paper based), polyester and polyimide.

1. Paper Based

  • Woods free label will be the cheapest option.
  • Commonly used in carton boxes and shipping labels.
  • Resistivity to smudging and print quality will be the lowest.
  • Label can be torn easily as illustrated in image below.
  • Wax or Wax Resin Ribbon is used with this type of material.

 

 

2. Polyester Labels

  • Polyester will be more expensive than woods free labels.
  • Commonly pasted on electronic products or packaging.
  • Higher resistivity to smudge hence used to tag on products and assets.
  • Wax Resin or Resin Ribbon is used with this type of material.

 

3. Polymide Labels

  • Polyimide will be most expensive labels.
  • Commonly used on electronic printed circuit board due to its high heat resistant ability.
  • High resistivity to smudge.
  • Wax Resin or Resin Ribbon is used with this type of material.

2. TYPE OF PRODUCTS FOR LABELS TO BE PASTED ON

  • Carton Boxes / Shipping Labels
  • Retail Packaging / Product Labels
  • Electronic Parts
  • Assets (to be pasted on Computers, Cabinets etc)
  • PCB : goes through Chamber Test
  • Others

3.1. SIZE OF LABELS REQUIRED

Label width and length in mm.

3.2. SIZE OF CORE

1 inch or 3 inch

3.3. PERFORATED LABELS

Yes or No

3.4. TYPE OF CORE

Paper or Plastic

3.5. ADHESIVE

Normal or Strong

3.6. PREPRINTED

Yes or No

3.7. RADIUS

The radius in mm.

4. RIBBON TYPES

Wax Ribbon

A full wax thermal transfer ribbon is coated with a wax-based ink, requiring a low melting temperature.

Key Facts:

  • Most common type of thermal transfer ribbon
  • Recommended for coated and uncoated paper stock
  • Softer image durability
  • Inexpensive
  • Good for shipping, shelf, bin, retail, and warehouse labels

Wax Resin Ribbon

The hybrid of wax and resin-based thermal transfer ribbons have a melting temperature between that of full wax and full resin ribbons. They create sharp and clear images on a wide range of material types, and have been tested extensively with our thermal transfer products.

Key Facts:

  • Ideal for both standard and weatherproof thermal transfer labels
  • Harder printed area than full wax; more resistant to occasional heavy handling, moisture, and temperature changes
  • Intermediate price bracket
  • Good for barcode, shipping, prescription pharmaceutical, and shelf labels

Resin Ribbon

Full resin thermal transfer printer ribbons are made of pure resin. They melt at a much higher temperature, dissolving into the material on which they’re printed, resulting in extreme durability.

Key Facts:

  • Most expensive ribbon type
  • For use on non-paper, synthetic stocks
  • Most durable of the ribbon types
  • Good for labeling very sensitive medical applications and chemicals, textile or garment labels, automotive labels, and flexible packaging

6. IMAGE TO BE UPLOADED (IF ANY)

  • Please provide images if there is any.