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Resin Thermal Transfer Ribbon resists harsh chemicals.

Press Release Summary:

Mar 04, 2010 - Formulated to resist harsh chemicals such as xylene and tolulene, SP990 Resin Thermal Transfer Ribbon features proprietary acrylic that strongly anchors thermal transfer image to substrate. Anti-static ribbon also offers both heat and abrasion resistance, and includes Clean Start® built-in printhead cleaner. Available in widths from 1-8 in. for barcode and desktop printers, product is suited for printing topcoated and print treated polyesters, including labels and overlaminations.

Original Press Release

IIMAK Introduces Ultra Premium SP990 Resin Ribbon

Press release date: Mar 02, 2010

(Amherst, NY) - IIMAK, a leading manufacturer of thermal transfer ribbons has introduced SP990, an ultra premium resin ribbon for the toughest on-demand labeling applications.

Developed exclusively by IIMAK chemists, the SP990 is an ultra premium resin ribbon specifically formulated to resist the harshest chemicals including xylene and toluene. Its exceptional performance can be attributed to a proprietary acrylic in the chemistry which strongly anchors the thermal transfer image to the substrate. In addition, SP990 also features maximum heat and abrasion resistance. SP990 is ideally suited to print on a variety of topcoated and print treated polyesters, including labels and overlaminations.

"SP990's unique acrylic not only provides excellent image adhesion but also outstanding chemical resistance, making it ideal for the most extreme labeling applications such as automotive, electronics, industrial and healthcare", states Amy Schmitt, IIMAK Director of Marketing and Customer Service. "We are also very encouraged with the ribbon's print quality. Its fine line resolution is ideal for applications that require very small barcodes and text."

New SP990 ribbons are anti static and feature the patented Clean Start®, the industry's only exclusive printhead cleaner built in to the ribbon. More than 50 configurations are available in widths from 1" to 8" for standard barcode industrial and desktop printers. For more information, visit or call 888.464.4625.

IIMAK is a multinational company that develops, manufactures, and markets all types of printing, imaging, and marking consumables including inks, thermal transfer ribbons, specialty papers, cartridges, and cassettes.