Toshiba AG3 Thermal Ribbon (Wax-Resin)

Developed for Flathead Printing Technology, the newer grade of ribbon leads the AG3 thermal transfer technology to allow lower temperatures and darker print.



One of the newer generations of ribbon technology, the AG3 wax-resin quality product has been developed to compliment the new range of flat-head printers.

The AG3 grade offers excellent print performance on an even wider range of receiving materials, from low quality uncoated vellum papers to high end synthetics.

AG3 has high sensitivity so runs at lower temperatures, prolonging printhead life and performs admirably at higher speeds. This product has an improved blackness of 2.1 ODR, and offers heat resistance up to 100° C and its superior back coating offers even greater printhead protection.

The enhancements of this premium wax-resin product makes it even more ideal for those multi-application needs within the flexible packaging industry. As with all Toshiba ribbon products, the AG3’s superior back coating offers the very best in printhead protection.


  • Excellent multi-receptor compatibility.
  • High speed capability.
  • Low noise.
  • High sensitivity, runs at low energy.
  • Improved blackness—crisp, black printed images.

Additional information

Ribbon Properties

General Purpose

Ribbon Substrate



Technical Specification


  • Ink type: Wax
  • Melting point: 75° C (167° F)
  • Film thickness: 4.5 μm max
  • Back coating: Silicone based
  • Ribbon thickness: 9 μm max
  • Optical Density Reflection: 2.1 min


  • Ribbon is antistatic build up treated: 12 months, 5–35° C (40–95° F), 20–80% relative humidity.


  • Black
  • White
  • Blue — Pantone Reflex Blue C
  • Red — Pantone 1788 C
  • Green — Pantone Green C
  • Brown — Pantone 463 C
  • Dark Blue — Pantone 286 C
  • Dark Red — Pantone 485 C
  • Dark Green — Pantone 554 C

Compatible Printers

Flat-head Printers

  • Toshiba B-SV4T
  • Toshiba B-SA4TP
  • Toshiba B-SA4TM
  • Toshiba B-EX4
  • Toshiba B-EX6