General purpose ribbon for all labeling applications


APR 6 is the standard wax/resin ribbon of the 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.

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For Flat Head printers

  • Prints on all label substrates
  • High speed printing capability
  • Prints at low energy settings preserving printhead life.


Printing quality

  • 0° barcode
  • 90° barcode
  • Small characters


  • Abrasion
  • Heat100 °C / 212 °F

Printing substrates

Printing parameters

  • Speed16 ips - 400 mm/s
  • Heat settings
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  • Halogens IEC 61249-2-21:2003
  • RoHS/Heavy metals 2011/65/EU
  • UL 969

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APR 6 offers a good print quality with all types of label materials. A versatile, multi-use ribbon that offers high print quality for small characters and barcodes printing. Since its launch in 2006, APR 6 has become an industry standard, approved by numerous printer manufacturers.

Storage conditions

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%

Waste treatment

The rolls and their packaging allow an optimised waste management. For more information please contact us

Ribbon Structure


Layer 1: Ink

Wax-resing ink

Melting point: 75°C / 167°F


Layer2: PET Film

Thickness: 4.5 μm


Layer 3 : Back

Friction coefficient: Kd<0.2

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