CRN20 Near Edge Wax Resin

CRN20 Ribbon Grade

Product Description​

This premium wax resin grade is an all round high performance grade of wax resin ribbon that has a slightly lower content of resin. This allows for a better print performance on vellum, uncoated papers, coated and uncoated card tags, synthetic films, medical paper & Tyvek although there is a slight loss of durability when printed onto synthetics films. This grade is ideally suited for tray end card applications using Toshiba near edge printers found within the fresh produce packing industry. The product has been proven as a drop in replacement for the branded products supplied by OEMs such as ToshibaTEC, Avery, Markem, Videojet & ICE. ISEGA approval and manufactured to BRC global standards makes this grade the ideal choice for printers used in food packaging applications. NEX20 offers bold, black prints at speeds up to 16 inches per second.

Performance Properties





Recommended Substrates

All types of coated

  • Uncoated paper and card tag materials
  • Tray end cards
  • Synthetic paper
  • Polyethylene
  • Polypropylene
  • Tyvek
  • Medical paper

Ribbon Specifications

Base Film Carrier: 4.5 Micron Polyester
Total Ribbon Thickness: 7.6 Microns
Ink Type: Wax/Resin (near edge technology)
Colour: Black
Ink Melting Point: 70ºC
Density: 1.10

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

  • Prints black dense barcodes on tray end card materials
  • ISEGA approval and manufactured to BRC Global standards
  • High performance backcoat system for increased printhead protection
  • Exceptionally black images even on rough substrates.
  • Excellent print quality at speeds up to 16”/second
  • Excellent print definition for clean, durable and dense bar codes
  • Drop in product replacement to Toshiba
  • TEC and Avery near edge printers
  • Available in a wide range of stocks sizes for next day delivery

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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