Are you worried about the cost of SmartDate printheads you go through per year? Well it might be down to your ribbon.
Cheap and cheerful generic ribbon might seem like an attractive solution, but did you know that most imitation thermal transfer ribbon has a poor back-coating that can cause permanent and premature damage to your printheads?
Take a look at the below comparison between 2 Markem-Imaje printheads; one with non-Markem-Imaje ribbon after 2,000 prints, one with genuine Markem-Imaje ribbon. See the difference? Independent tests have consistently revealed the startling damage to printheads when using non-M-I thermal transfer ribbon.
Not only will the printheads be damaged, the unnecessary pressure placed on the printhead could cause permanent damage to the printer, hitting you with big maintenance costs. While you might be making short-term savings on ribbon costs, the long-term maintenance and repair costs, not to mention the increased downtime for replacing printheads, will far outweigh those savings.
Why buy Markem-Imaje Thermal Transfer Ribbon?
- Upon installation in your M-I printer, all print settings are defaulted to the optimum. Without the optimum settings, generic ribbon causes unnecessary pressure on your printhead, causing frequent ribbon breakages and production downtime. With Markem-Imaje ribbon there will be no more frustrated operators dumping rolls of broken ribbon.
- The latest ribbon innovations by Markem-Imaje have brought out lengths of up to 1,100m, 90% higher than the industry standard, resulting in less downtime due to fewer ribbon changeovers.
- All ribbons are manufactured to specific tolerances – The optimised ribbon tension system enables consistency between batches, minimising print gaps.
- All ribbon is extensively tried, tested and approved in with Markem-Imaje printers in real-life production environments to guarantee the optimum print adhesion and quality.
Don’t Delay! Call us Today!
If you’re worried about the damage that might be done to your printer with cheap ribbon then we’ll be happy to help. M Pack offers the full range of Markem-Imaje Thermal Transfer ribbon at competitive prices, in a variety of widths and colours, and in lengths of up to 1,100m, 90% higher than the industry standard. Our fully-trained team of engineers are on hand to offer any assistance that might be needed to get your coder back in shape.
If you would like to discuss your Thermal Transfer Ribbon needs, or would like to request a quotation then contact us at the office today.