Ribbons

Zebra Certified Thermal Ribbons: The Perfect Companion for Zebra Labels, Tags and Printers

As one of the largest thermal printer and supply manufacturers, Zebra stocks a large selection of ribbon sizes and formulations.

There are hundreds of thermal ribbon formulations in the market of varying quality. Zebra ribbons are chosen specifically for use with Zebra Certified labels and tags, in Zebra printers. No other supplier knows Zebra printers like us! Each ribbon must pass a series of quality and durability tests before it can become a Zebra Certified ribbon.

Choose from three formulations of thermal transfer ribbons to match the needs of most applications:

  • Wax ribbons for standard printing on paper materials
  • Wax/resin ribbons for excellent resistance to chemicals on paper and synthetics
  • Resin ribbons provide ultimate durability against chemicals and heat on synthetics


Wax Ribbons

6000 Standard
High-performance wax thermal transfer ribbon formulated to print up to 12 inches per second on coated paper materials. Provides superior abrasion resistance when compared with conventional wax ribbons. Provides minimal resistance to smearing and chemicals.

2100 High-Performance
Enhanced wax thermal transfer ribbon formulated to print up to 12 inches per second on coated paper. Provides superior abrasion resistance when compared with conventional wax ribbons. Provides minimal resistance to smearing and chemicals.

2000 High-Performance
Standard wax thermal transfer ribbon formulated to print at up to 12 inches (30.5 cm) per second on coated paper materials. Provides minimal resistance to scratches, smearing and chemicals.

5319 Performance
High-performance wax thermal transfer ribbon formulated to print at up to 8 inches (20.3 cm) per second on uncoated and coated paper materials. Provides minimal resistance to scratches, smearing and chemicals. UL/cUL & CSA recognized with select Zebra materials.

Wax/Resin Ribbons

6100 Standard
High-performance wax/resin thermal transfer ribbon for coated paper and matte synthetics. Formulated to provide good resistance to scratches, smears and most moderate chemicals. UL/cUL & CSA pending with select Zebra materials.

3200 High-Performance
High-performance wax/resin thermal transfer ribbon for coated paper and matte synthetics.  Formulated to provide good resistance to scratches, smears and most moderate chemicals. UL/cUL & CSA recognized with select Zebra materials.

5555 Standard
Enhanced wax/resin thermal transfer ribbon formulated to print at up to 6 inches (15.2 cm) per second on coated paper and matte synthetics. Provides good resistance to scratches, smears and some moderate chemicals.

Resin Ribbons

6200 Standard
High-performance resin thermal transfer ribbon for gloss paper and synthetics. Formulated to provide excellent resistance to scratches, smears, most harsh chemicals, outdoor environments and extreme temperatures. It is UL/cUL & CSA pending with select Zebra materials.

5100 Premium
Premium resin thermal transfer ribbon for gloss synthetics. Formulated to provide excellent resistance to scratches, smears, most extreme chemicals, outdoor environments and extreme temperatures. UL/cUL & CSA recognized with select Zebra materials.

5095 High-Performance
High-performance resin thermal transfer ribbon for gloss paper and synthetics. Formulated to provide excellent resistance to scratches, smears, most harsh chemicals, outdoor environments and extreme temperatures. It is UL/cUL & CSA recognized with select Zebra materials.

Image Lock
Premium resin thermal transfer ribbon formulated to provide excellent image durability without the use of a laminate on Z-Xtreme 5000T and 8000T Image Lock materials. Excellent resistance to scratches, smears, most extreme chemicals, outdoor environments and extreme temperatures.