Selecting the Right Printing Supplies for Your Application
Using the right printing supplies is essential to ensure the reliability and longevity of your equipment. The correct supplies will consistently provide the highest functionality and accuracy for data collection processes and protect your printing equipment. In order to provide data and insight into your operations, RFID and barcode labels need to be scannable, legible, and be able to adhere to items.
RMS Omega is here to assist customers in making sure their printing supplies do just that – with a variety of consumables and labels that will perform with your technology and in your environment.
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Ribbons replace traditional ink cartridges in thermal transfer printing. The ribbon sits between the label and the printhead and transfers ink onto labels as they pass through. The ink is then melted onto the label’s surface where it adheres during cooling. Thermal transfer ribbons come in one of three types:
- Wax – Wax ribbons work best in low to medium heat settings. However, they do not produce durable images. Therefore, non-abrasive environments would be best for labels printed with wax ribbons.
- Hybrid – Hybrid ribbons produce durable images on glossy surfaces. They work best for medium to high heat settings and low to medium print speeds.
- Resin – Resin ribbons produce the most durable images. They work best in higher heat settings with slower print speeds.
Thermal-printed wristbands contain critical information, barcodes, and RFID inlays directly on the band. Whether they are for patient ID, or access control at events – there is a variety of durable, affordable, and comfortable-to-wear wristbands that are designed to work with printers from all manufacturers.
Labels & Tags
Labels and tags are the building block of all business operations that require data collection and visibility. There are thousands of different label and tag materials available – each with its own features that affect durability and printer performance. Using the right label is the first step to reliable and accurate RFID and barcode scanning. Therefore, it is important to take the time to consult with the experts at RMS Omega to help pick the right labels and tags for your application.