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How to choose barcode ribbon
When it comes to choosing a barcode ribbon, there are a few things you need to take into account in order to make sure you select the best possible option for your needs. Here are some important factors to consider:
The type of barcode you need to print. Ribbon choices will be largely determined by the type of barcode you need to print. There are ribbons available for printing both 1D and 2D barcodes, so be sure to select the right type for your needs.
The size of the label you need to print. Not all ribbons are available in every size, so be sure to check that the ribbon you’re considering is available in the right width for your labels.
The environment in which the barcodes will be used. If you need to print barcodes that will be exposed to harsh conditions or extensive wear and tear, you’ll need a ribbon that is durable and can withstand those conditions. Conversely, if you only need to print barcodes that will be used indoors and won’t see much wear and tear, you can choose a less durable and less expensive ribbon.
Your budget. As with most things in life, there is usually a direct correlation between price and quality when it comes to barcode ribbons. That being said, there are some good quality ribbons available at reasonable prices, so don’t assume that the most expensive option is always the best one.
The turnaround time for your project. Some ribbons can take longer to ship than others, so if you have a tight deadline for your project, be sure to check on the estimated shipping time for the ribbon you’re considering before making your final decision.
In order to choose the right cost-effective ribbon and achieve good printing results, the following aspects should be considered:
The first aspect is the surface material of the item to be printed. If it is a glossy surface, then you should choose a wax-based ribbon; if it is a rough surface, you can use a resin-based ribbon; if it is a semi-glossy surface or There are special requirements for printing, and you need to use a mixed wax-resin ribbon.
The second aspect is the size of the label. If the size of the label is large, then you need to use a wider ribbon; if the size of the label is small, you can use a narrower ribbon.
The third aspect is printing speed. If you need to print at high speed, you need to use a faster drying resin-based ribbon; if you need to print at low speed, you can use a wax-based or mixed wax-resin ribbon.
The fourth aspect is environmental conditions. If the environment is relatively harsh (high temperature and humidity), it is not suitable to use wax-based ribbons; if the environment is relatively harsh (low temperature and humidity), it is not suitable to use resin-based ribbons .
The fifth aspect is storage conditions. If the storage conditions are relatively harsh (high temperature and humidity), it is not suitable to use mixed wax-resin ribbons; if the storage conditions are relatively harsh (low temperature and humidity), it is not suitable to use resin -based ribbons.