CRE10 Flat Head Wax

CRE10 Ribbon Grade

Product Description​

This grade is a standard wax ribbon, designed to give outstanding print performance on plain and coated papers. This wax is recommended for applications where price is the main factor. It offers a black, crisp and bold print making it an ideal product for standard printing applications that require a low level of durability to the printed image. The low level of print head energy required to transfer the ink makes this wax a drop in replacement product for other waxes available in the market and will offer a good performance on all types of flat head technology printers. With print performance at speeds of up to 10” per second, at low print head energy, this wax maintains excellent quality on low cost substrates. This wax also has the additional advantage of being ISEGA approved for use when the printed image comes in contact with non-fatty foodstuffs.

Performance Properties





Recommended Substrates

  • Vellum
  • Uncoated
  • Matt Coated
  • Semi-Gloss
  • Tag Board

Ribbon Specifications

Base Film Carrier: 4.5 Micron Polyester
Total Ribbon Thickness: 7.8 Microns
Ink Type: Wax (flat head technology)
Colour: Black
Ink Melting Point: 68ºC
Density: 1.8

Ribbon Storage

Temperature: 5 ̊C to 35 ̊C (41F to 95F)
Humidity: 10% to 85% relative humidity
Light: Avoid direct sunlight

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Typical Applications

Performance Characteristics

  • Ideal for coated and uncoated papers
  • Excellent print quality at high speeds (up to 10”/second)
  • Excellent print definition for clean, durable and dense bar codes
  • Drop in product to competitors wax ribbons
  • Very low printhead energy requirements
  • ISEGA certification
  • Available from stock for all popular printers
  • Very competitively priced

Certifications and Approvals

ISO 9001:2000 & ISO 14001:2004: All ribbons have been manufactured to these international BRC-Global standards for packaging quality standard

RoHs/WEEE: EC directives 2002/65 and 2002/96, compliance to the limitation of dangerous substances in electrical and electronics equipments


TSCA/CP 65: The ribbon does not contain any of the substances on this list

AMES TEST: The ribbon is not mutagenic, does not cause DNA modifications

EC DIRECTIVES: 1999/45/EC and 2001/59/EC. This ribbon does not contain any substance classified as dangerous for health

DISPOSAL: To be disposed of as mixed industrial waste

This information is the best available on the above ribbon grade. These results should, however, only be regarded as a general guide to material properties and is not a guarantee.


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