General purpose ribbon for paper substrates


AWR 8 is the standard ribbon from the wax range. It doesn’t make any compromise to quality and printing performance and therefore matches all criteria expected by a traditional wax application.

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For Flat Head printers

  • Prints on a broad range of label materials from rough to smooth
  • Good print darkness for perfect readability
  • Suitable for all conventional large volume wax applications


Printing quality

  • 0° barcode
  • 90° barcode
  • Small characters


  • Abrasion
  • Heat60 °C / 140 °F

Printing substrates

Printing parameters

  • Speed16 ips - 400 mm/s
  • Heat settings
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  • RoHS/Heavy metals 2011/65/EU
  • Halogens IEC 61249-2-21:2003
  • EU Food Contact 1935/2004/EC
  • US Food Contact FDA
  • California Proposition 65

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AWR 8 is suitable for standard labelling applications. Compatible with most blank and pre-printed labels. The low energy required to transfer the ink helps to protect the print head.
Its level of performance and price make it one of the fastest-growing products in its category. ARMOR-IIMAK has developed and patented a 100% solvent free industrial process for thermal transfer ribbon that is called SolFree® and is used to manufacture the market standard AWR 8 wax ribbon.

Environmental performance

Ribbon SolFree

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 ink

Melting point: 65°C / 149°F


Layer2: PET Film

Thickness: 4.5 μm


Layer 3 : Back

Friction coefficient: Kd<0.2

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