Thermal Transfer Ribbons

Videojet’s range of Thermal Transfer Overprinter (TTO) ribbons are designed specifically to meet the challenges of flexible packaging applications. Featuring backcoat technology, Videojet ribbons are optimized for use with Videojet printers, and when used together, the combination helps ensure fewer ribbon breaks, better print quality, optimized adhesion and the uptime performance your operation demands.

Ribbon Selection Table

Videojet Ultra Ribbon Videojet Standard Ribbon Videojet Super Standard Ribbon Videojet Premium Ribbon Videojet Extreme Temp Ribbon
Use High performance ribbon for general purpose applications General use solution for mid-range speeds Extra adhesion and superior durability, recommended when printing on a variety of film types and speeds Ideal for applications where adhesion is critical; well-suited for packages in harsh environments Optimal choice for hot-fill applications 180 - 195°F
Applications Salty/savory bagged snacks, meat and poultry, wrapped confectionery products, snack bars, nuts Salty/savory bagged snacks, fresh and frozen foods, meat and poultry, dried fruit, candy Materials with smooth/glossy labels, pharmaceutical and nutraceutical labels and packages, trail mix, cosmetic/ shampoo labels, nutrition and ingredients statements Glossy/shiny packaging, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, automotive, high end cosmetics Fresh-made soups and packages filled with hot products
Print Speed (mm/s) 1000 800 800 400 200
Substrate Compatibility
90° Bar Code Definition
Blackness/ Contrast
Smudge Resistance
Scratch Resistance
Number of Available Colors 1 10 2 5 1
Superior results Very good results Good results

Advantages of Videojet ribbons with backcoat technology

Not all Thermal Transfer Ribbons are made the same. Ribbon selection matters since it impacts the life of the TT printhead, the quality of the code, and ultimately the uptime of the packaging line. All Videojet ribbons feature advanced backcoat technology, a non-abrasive silicone-based coating that:

  • provides for optimal thermal conduction for ink transfer and optimal code quality
  • protects the printhead
  • extends printhead life
  • helps to dissipate static charge (which can damage the printhead and degrade code quality)



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