4U ink ribbons: same quality, lower cost

Since introducing our 4U brand of thermal ribbons, they have found a loyal customer base worldwide. And that’s no surprise. They are high-quality alternatives for the more expensive brands in the market.

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Best-sellers on stock

Finding the right quality ribbon for your requirements can be a challenge. With the 4U portfolio, we keep it simple. We cover more than 90% of applications with a streamlined selection of qualities and sizes. These standard sizes are available from stock and can be ordered in any quantity.

Use the dropdowns below for a quick view of the best-selling ribbon qualities and sizes – available from stock.

Wax Ribbons

Wax ribbon is the most common type of thermal printing ribbon. It is recommended for coated and uncoated papers and is often used for shipping labels, warehouse labels, and retail. The ribbon is coated with a wax-based ink that requires a low transfer temperature.

WindingWidth (mm)Length (m)Core TypeCore SizeProduct NumberRolls per box
CSO (ink outside)60300Carton1 Inch10060300O24
CSO (ink outside)70300Carton1 Inch10070300O
12
CSO (ink outside)104300Carton1 Inch100104300O
12
CSO (ink outside)110300Carton1 Inch100110300O
12
CSO (ink outside)60450Carton1 Inch10060450O
18
CSO (ink outside)84450Carton1 Inch10084450O
9
CSO (ink outside)90450Carton1 Inch10090450O
9
CSO (ink outside)104450Carton1 Inch100104450O
9
CSO (ink outside)110450Carton1 Inch100110450O
9
CSO (ink outside)154450Carton1 Inch100154450O
6
CSO (ink outside)11074Carton1/2 Inch10011074OH2
36
CSI (ink inside)104450Carton1 Inch100104450I9
CSI (ink inside)110300Carton1 Inch100110300I12
CSI (ink inside)110360Carton1 Inch100110360I10
CSI (ink inside)110450Carton1 Inch100110450I9
CSI (ink inside)154450Carton1 Inch100154450I6
WindingWidth (mm)Length (m)Core TypeCore SizeProduct NumberRolls per box
CSO (ink outside)60300Carton1 Inch12060300O
24
CSO (ink outside)80300Carton1 Inch12080300O
12
CSO (ink outside)110300Carton1 Inch120110300O
12
CSO (ink outside)154300Carton1 Inch120154300O
10
CSO (ink outside)60450Carton1 Inch12060450O
18
CSO (ink outside)80450Carton1 Inch12080450O
9
CSO (ink outside)90450Carton1 Inch12090450O
9
CSO (ink outside)104450Carton1 Inch120104450O
9
CSO (ink outside)110450Carton1 Inch120110450O
9
CSO (ink outside)154450Carton1 Inch120154450O
6
CSO (ink outside)11074Carton1/2 Inch12011074OH2
36
CSI (ink inside)60300Carton1 Inch12060300I
24
CSI (ink inside)110300Carton1 Inch120110300I
12
CSI (ink inside)110360Carton1 Inch120110360I
10
CSI (ink inside)60450Carton1 Inch12060450I
18
CSI (ink inside)80450Carton1 Inch12080450I
9
CSI (ink inside)90450Carton1 inch12090450I
9
CSI (ink inside)104450Carton1 inch120104450I
9
CSI (ink inside)110450Carton1 inch120110450I
9
CSI (ink inside)154450Carton1 inch120154450I
9

Wax-Resin Ribbons

Wax-resin ribbon is more resistant to changes in humidity and temperature. It has a transfer temperature between wax and resin ribbons and is often used for shipping labels, barcode labels and pharmaceutical applications. They provide a sharp and clear image on a wide range of material types.

WindingWidth (mm)Length (m)Core TypeCore SizeProduct NumberRolls per box
CSO (ink outside)60300Carton1 Inch20060300O

24
CSO (ink outside)90300Carton1 Inch20090300O

12
CSO (ink outside)110300Carton1 Inch200110300O

12
CSO (ink outside)154300Carton1 Inch200154300O

10
CSO (ink outside)60450Carton1 Inch20060450O

18
CSO (ink outside)70450Carton1 Inch20070450O

9
CSO (ink outside)80450Carton1 Inch20080450O

9
CSO (ink outside)90450Carton1 Inch20090450O

9
CSO (ink outside)110450Carton1 Inch200110450O

9
CSO (ink outside)154450Carton1 Inch200154450O

6
CSO (ink outside)11074Carton1/2 Inch20011074OH2

36
CSI (ink inside)110360Carton1 Inch200110300I

12
CSI (ink inside)60360Carton1 Inch20060360I

20
CSI (ink inside)110360Carton1 Inch200110360I

10
CSI (ink inside)60450Carton1 Inch20060450I

18
CSI (ink inside)90450Carton1 Inch20090450I

9
CSI (ink inside)110450Carton1 inch200110450I

9
WindingWidth (mm)Length (m)Core TypeCore SizeProduct NumberRolls per box
CSO (ink outside)110300Carton1 Inch250110300O


12
CSO (ink outside)110450Carton1 Inch250110450O


9
CSI (ink inside)110300Carton1 Inch250110300I


12
CSI (ink inside)110450Carton1 Inch250110450I


9
WindingWidth (mm)Length (m)Core TypeCore SizeProduct NumberRolls per box
CSO (ink outside)33600Plastic1 Inch43133600OP2





28
CSO (ink outside)55600Plastic1 Inch43155600OP2




14
CSO (ink outside) 110600Plastic1 inch431110600OP2
7
CSI (ink inside)33600Plastic1 inch43133600IP2
28
CSI (ink inside) 55600Plastic1 inch 43155600IP2
14
CSI (ink inside) 110600Plastic1 inch431110600IP2
7

Resin Ribbons

Resin ribbon is made with a full layer of pure resin. The transfer temperature is very high, so the pressure dissolves in the label, resulting in a very durable print. It is often used for textile labels, medical applications and flexible packaging.

WindingWidth (mm)Length (m)Core TypeCore SizeProduct NumberRolls per box
CSO (ink outside)110300Carton1 Inch330110300O



12
CSO (ink outside)11074Carton1 Inch33011074OH2



36
CSI (ink inside)110300Carton1 Inch330110300I


12
WindingWidth (mm)Length (m)Core TypeCore SizeProduct NumberRolls per box
CSO (ink outside)110300Carton1 Inch350110300O




12
CSI (ink inside)110300Carton1 Inch350110300I



12
WindingWidth (mm)Length (m)Core TypeCore SizeProduct NumberRolls per box
CSO (ink outside)55600Plastic1 Inch60055600OP214
CSI (ink inside)55600Plastic1 inch60055600IP2

14

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