This premium resin provides ultra-high temperature resistant when paired with Zebra's polyimide label solution, Z-Supreme. This grade offers exceptional extreme chemical and outdoor resistance, whilst giving excellent print quality and durability.
The exceptional durability of this ribbon makes it ideal for laboratory slide labelling and some of the harshest environments such as steel manufacture and extreme high temperature PCB (printed circuit board) process. Matched with our durable synthetic materials, 5100 can replace a laminated label.
The most durable and resistant, Resin ribbons are specifically designed for demanding applications when printed with matt or glossy synthetic materials. Resin ribbons have superb abrasion resistance and offer the highest level of chemical resistance. Move to resin if your application is facing extreme temperature changes, exposure to harsh chemicals or requires long term durability.
The durability and resistance of any resin ribbon is driven by several different factors:
Selecting the correct ribbon and material pairing is key to the durability of the image and how the print will respond to exposure in application.
At Zebra we test our material and ribbon combinations against many different chemicals to qualify their resistance, however there are thousands of substances in the market, from mild to very abrasive. Therefore, we always recommend testing before bulk purchase.
It's important to understand as much as possible about the application environment to be able to provide the best solution. Is the label exposed to a certain chemical for 2 minutes, or 2 days? Will the label be rubbed with a chemical scrub, exposing it to friction and abrasion? What are the temperature conditions, could it be deep freeze or extreme heat? All these environmental factors can alter the chemical resistance of the printed image.