CRN55 NE Wax Resin

CRN55 Ribbon Grade

Product Description​

This near edge wax resin grade features improved printing quality, especially suited to printing on packaging film and when used for in line coding applications. It is compatible with all near edge head printers but especially effective on in line coding systems such as Videojet Dataflex, ICE and Markem Smartdate 2, 3 & 5. This grade offers bolder, blacker prints at speeds up to 24 inches per second, making it one of the highest speed coding ribbons in the market. An added feature is that this grade will print at the standard darkness setting for most coders, so no printer adjustment is necessary. This grade is an ideal alternative product to offer if other grades do not meet the printing or high speed demands of particular coding applications. Excellent print will be achieved on a wide range of uncoated and top coated packaging films. With ISEGA approval and manufactured to BRC global standards this grade is the ideal choice for in line coders used in food packaging applications.

Performance Properties





Recommended Substrates

  • Flexible packaging films
  • Synthetic paper
  • Polyethylene
  • Polypropylene
  • Polyester

Ribbon Specifications

Base Film Carrier: 4.5 Micron Polyester
Total Ribbon Thickness: 7.1 Microns
Ink Type: Wax/Resin (near edge technology)
Colour: Black
Ink Melting Point: 63ºC
Density: 2.0

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 on a wide range of uncoated and top coated packaging films
  • Excellent scratch and smudge resistance
  • Excellent print quality at high speeds (up to 24”/second)
  • Excellent print definition for clean, durable and dense bar codes
  • Prints at coder’s standard darkness setting, no adjustments are needed
  • Anti-static for increased print head protection, and faster packaging lines.
  • ISEGA certification and manufactured to BRC Global standards
  • Drop in replacement grade for all types of in line coding systems

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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