Mactac Printing Products has added six Datamax-O'Neil thermal transfer ribbons to its list of UL approved ribbons for use with the Mactac durable films product line under Marking & Labeling Systems PGJI2/PGJI8.
The pre-certification benefits converters by eliminating new testing when using Mactac durable film products with the pre-approved thermal transfer ribbons, requiring only a paper transfer which can be submitted through an internet portal, via email or phone.
‘Compliance with UL's Component Recognition Program offers a convenient way for our label converters and end users to meet performance of marking requirements,’ said Kim Hensley, product manager, Mactac Printing Products. ‘We are constantly seeking ways to make it easier for our customers to get products to the market faster. With pre-approval for these thermal transfer ribbons, we reduce time spent qualifying substrates.’
UL is an independent product safety testing and certification organization and has been defining safety standards for more than a century. The Marking & Labeling Systems program covers labels that have been evaluated to receive additional printing by end-use product manufacturers using thermal transfer printing equipment.
The latest Datamax ANSI/UL969 recognized thermal transfer ribbons include SDR resin ribbon, PGR wax-resin ribbon, SDR-D resin ribbon, SDR-5 resin ribbon, IQMID+ wax-resin ribbon and IQRES+ resin ribbon.
The Datamax-O'Neil thermal transfer ribbons are approved for use with Mactac durable film products including 3.4-mil white vinyl, 2.6-mil white UV polypropylene, 3-mil white polypropylene, 2-mil white polyester, 2-mil bright silver polyester, 2-mil clear polyester, 2-mil brushed silver polyester and 2-mil reverse void polyester.
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