- November 05, 2013
AMHERST, NY | International Imaging Materials (IIMAK), a global manufacturer and developer of printing, imaging, and marking consumable supplies, announces the release of maximum-durability SP575 Resin Thermal Transfer Ribbon.
The resin reportedly stands up against harsh chemicals and severe abrasion, making it ideal for demanding industrial and automotive labeling applications. Company’s patented Clean Start printhead cleaner is built into the SP575 ribbons, and its anti-static formula and backcoat are said to extend printhead life.
IIMAK product manager Chris Smyth says one of the most challenging specifications in the thermal transfer ribbon industry is General Motors’ GMW14573 spec for engine compartment labels, commonly referred to as “under-hood” applications. He says the SP575 is the only thermal transfer ribbon in its category that stood up to the grueling conditions. “The SP575 resin was created to withstand the toughest industrial and environmental conditions you’ll find. As a result, it prints with extraordinary mechanical durability and provides powerful resistance to harsh chemicals and abrasion. It’s a tough ribbon.”
He also says the image clarity and fine line quality of the ribbon are ideal for small text and 2D barcodes.