Competitive ribbon for all labeling applications


APR 1 is the competitive wax-resin ribbon of the range. It offers an economical solution for price sensitive wax-resin applications where good performance and affordability are the key criteria in the product selection.

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For Flat Head printers

  • Very good printing quality
  • High print darkness for perfect readability
  • -12% plastics thanks to thinner PET


Printing quality

  • 0° barcode
  • 90° barcode
  • Small characters


  • Abrasion
  • Heat100 °C / 212 °F

Printing substrates

Printing parameters

  • Speed12 ips - 300 mm/s
  • Heat settings
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  • California Proposition 65
  • US Food Contact FDA
  • EU Food Contact 1935/2004/EC
  • Halogens IEC 61249-2-21:2003
  • RoHS/Heavy metals 2011/65/EU
  • UL 969

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APR 1 is the most competitive wax-resin ribbon in the flat-head range. Good performance level in terms of printing quality and print darkness.
APR 1 is a new generation of ribbons that use 12% less plastics than standard ribbons. A great asset for the planet and a strong differentiator!

It also offers a wide label compatibility:
•Rough paper
•Matt coated paper
•Glossy coated paper

Environmental performance

Ultrathin 4µ PET base film

  • Uses 12% less plastic than standard ribbons

Storage conditions

By respecting the following storage conditions, we recommend to use the ribbons within 12 months after production date.

  • Keep away from light
  • Temperature 5-35°C (40-95°F)
  • Humidity 20-80%

Waste treatment

The rolls and their packaging allow an optimised waste management. For more information please contact us

Ribbon Structure


Layer 1: Ink

Wax-resin ink

Melting point: 77°C / 171°F


Layer2: PET Film

Thickness: 4 μm


Layer 3 : Back

Friction coefficient: Kd<0.2

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