Weber Packaging Solutions, Arlington Heights, Ill., introduced a new label and ribbon combination that can stretch labeling runtime and reduce the number of required changeovers.

The new Transthin 400 is a thermal transfer label material that features both a thinner facesheet and a thinner release liner, so it has more labels per same diameter roll.

The facesheet is just 2.1 mils thick, but still retains the dispensing characteristics required for print-apply application.  

The release liner is just 1.5 mils thick, but also retains the strength needed for the tension of the rewind reel on a typical label printer applicator. Developed by Avery-Dennison, Glendale, Calif., the Transthin 400 uses a versatile acrylic emulsion adhesive that is well suited for corrugated and plastic packaging. The down-gauged construction adds up to more labels per 8- or 12-inch roll.

And, Weber’s new high-speed ECO ribbon is a premium resin-enhanced wax ribbon that produces dense, dark and durable images on a wide variety of materials, including uncoated and coated thermal transfer papers, flood-coats and synthetic papers. This formula prints at speeds up to 12 IPS with outstanding edge definition on rotated and other complex barcode formats.

The ECO ribbons are available in a standard length of 1,476 feet for tabletop printers and a longer 1,969-foot length for label printer-applicators. When paired with the new Transthin 400 label materials on 12-inch rolls, the ECO ribbons produces a 1:1 ratio match.

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