APR 6

Premium Wax/Resin for Flat Head Printer (Club)

  • Very good printing quality

  • High speed printing capability

  • Excellent receptor multi-compatibility and sensitivity

APR 6
 

APR®6 is the standard wax/resin ribbon of the inkanto range: very versatile, it has been conceived to print all kinds of self-adhesive labels at the lowest heat settings. It also provides a higher level of mechanical resistance compared to the wax ribbons.

 
This product's +
  • Good print quality with all types of label material.

  • A versatile, multi-use ribbon.

  • Offers high print quality for small characters and barcodes.

Main usage

SIGNAGE AND LOGOS

Printing symbols

LABORATORY

Identifying and tracing substances and preparations

TAGS

Customized labels for the retail sector

BAGS

Enables the identification and tracking of bagged products

DISTRIBUTION LABELS

Printing traceability and consumer information data

CRATE

Enables the identification and logistics tracking of product boxes

STORAGE

Labelling products and stock shelves

Ribbon structure
Features
Printing quality and speed
Resistance
Recommended printing substrates
Storage
 

By respecting the following storage conditions, we recommend to use the ribbons within 12 months after production date.

  • Keep away from light

  • Temperature 5-35°C (40-95°F)

  • Humidity 20-80 %

 

Packaging

  • Double-wall corrugated box offering good compression resistance.

  • Rolls individually filmed for good protection during transport and storage.

  • Loose fill packaging material to hold the products during transport.

  • Identification and traceability information on the box and on each roll.

  • All packaging items are recyclable and comply with Directive 1994/62/EC.

 

Product specificity

Since its launch in 2006, the APR 6 has become an industry standard, approved by numerous printer manufacturers.

Application
APR 6 FOR SANDWICH LABELS
 

A reliable and competitive ink to print millions of sandwiches
 

Following a technical and commercial evaluation phase for a number of Thermal Transfer ribbons on the market, this UK sandwich producer selected the inkanto Wax-Resin APR®6 ribbon.

 

The competitive advantages that made the difference for the APR®6 are:

  •  Its ability to print at high speed on pre-printed labels (in 2 or 3 colours);

  •  Its compliance with Food Contact regulation 1935/2004/EC;

  •  Its compatibility with the various label materials (Fasson, Herma and Rafflatac on 4 SATO printers).

APR 6 USED AT SHOEMAKER BATA
 

Bata (also known as Bata Shoe Organisation) has a retail presence in over 70 countries and production facilities in 26 countries.

In India, they are the leading footwear manufacturer and retailer manufacturing 45 million pair of shoes per year to serve 120,000 customers per day thru its network of 1200 outlets and 30,000 retailers. With such a large scale of operations in a rapidly growing market, it is imperative to have a complete and automated supply chain visibility.

The application requires a large number of printed barcode labels (1,000,000 – 1,500,000 per month) to be applied on shoe boxes, hang tags for each shoe and shipping boxes. The printed information is used for product identification, inventory management and shipment tracking.


The labels need to be scanned and read from the factory till the point of sales therefore the printed message has to withstand the friction induced between the boxes during long transportation across India.

Barcode being the most economical automated data capturing solution it was the obvious technology to implement at Bata. AutoID specialist Bar Code India (BCIL) recommended a complete Thermal Transfer solution using Zebra Z4M label printers, inkanto Wax/Resin grade APR®6 and label material Fasson TT2C: this successful combination really fulfils Bata’s requirements.

This complete solution, including inkanto Thermal Transfer ribbon APR®6, offers Bata a high level of robustness of the material, a good print quality and a cost effective solution in terms of consumables and maintenance.

GHS LABELS IN COSMETICS
 

The Belgian laboratory of a leading global cosmetics company specialises in hair care products. The use of chemicals requires the printing of GHS labels.

The GHS (Globally Harmonised System) standard calls for appropriate and harmonised printing of hazardous substances at the international level in order to provide comprehensive user safety information.

Every year 100,000 drums of chemicals must be labelled with the regulatory black & red GHS symbols before they are placed in stock.

Recommended by its partner, Phidata NV, this leading producer selected the inkanto APR®6 Wax-Resin Thermal Transfer ribbon in conjunction with Zebra printers in order to meet the demands of this application.

The selection criteria for the inkanto APR®6 Thermal Transfer ribbon were as follows:

  1. Its ability to print on Fasson paper-coated labels, pre-printed with red GHS diamonds.

  2. The high density of the black APR®6 ink capable of perfectly masking unused red diamonds.

  3. Its fine print quality for the marking of variable information: black GHS symbols, barcodes, product descriptions, traceability data, etc.

  4. The resistance of the print to abrasion caused by handling and by storage conditions over an average period of 6 months.

  5. Its compliance with European RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) regulations on the content of heavy metals.

Sustainable development
Recycling
 

At its main production site, ARMOR recycles 100% of the film wastes generated by the production of ribbons.

 

Withstand

Printing characteristics of the ribbons are unaltered after several months of storage.

 

Preserve

Inkanto ribbons made with the SolFree process are 100% solvent free.

Protect

Inkanto ribbons are totally safe for handling and use.

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LIfetime guarantee

RISK-FREE RIBBONS ALLOW YOU TO FOCUS ON YOUR BUSINESS FUNDAMENTALS

- inkanto® ribbons are guaranteed for life against any manufacturing defect

- The guarantee is included on the products and their documentation so that your operators are fully aware 

- Storage conditions and handling instructions appear on the box

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