There are three basic types of thermal ribbons available for most Thermal Transfer printers: wax ribbons, wax-resin ribbons, and resin ribbons.
-Most common type of thermal transfer ribbon
-Recommended for uncoated paper
-Less durable,but ecnomic
-Good for shipping,shelf,bin,retail and warehouse labels.
-More durable printed area than wax
-More resistant to heavy handling, chemicals and temperature changes
-Ideal for both standard and weatherproof thermal transfer labels
-Good for barcode, shipping, prescription pharmaceutical and shelf labels
-Most expensive ribbon type
-For use on non-paper, synthetic items
-Most durable of the ribbon types