Spec-Wax offers our most economical thermal transfer printing solution while providing consistent performance on a wide variety of materials. Designed for barcode label and tag printing in the mainstream “sweet-spot” of 4-8 inches per second, the Spec-Wax provides high optical density, moderate image durability, and allows printing at low print head energy heat settings on all popular thermal transfer printers. Spec-Wax is a highly versatile ribbon which provides reliable printing performance on coated and uncoated labels and tags, and vellum materials found in today’s global world of thermal transfer materials. Ideal for competitively priced applications such as shipping, product identification, distribution, logistics and retail. Our proprietary anti-static back coating formulation dissipates static electricity and works to protect and extend the life of our valuable printhead.

Performance Characteristics
  • Halogen-free
  • Prints on a wide variety of substrates from uncoated papers to mid-range synthetic films
  • Prints at high speeds (12 IPS) delivering crisp, rotated bar codes
  • Dissipates static
  • Enhanced smudge and scratch resistance
  • Superior print quality on flood-coated labels
  • Unbeatable Edge Definition™ for dark, dense images and improved scan rates

Recommended Applications



Food & Beverage


Health & Beauty


Inventory & Logistics



Standard Colours


Recommended Substrates


Art Paper
Uncoated tag stock
Coated tag stock
Uncoated paper
Coated paper
Flood-coated paper



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