Toshiba AG5 Thermal Ribbon (Wax-Resin)

The AG5 new generation of ribbon developed to match the AG2 specs but at lower price-point. Still a reliable model of ribbon, it is still held at bay by the AG2 on the majority of applications and cost.



The AG5 is a new generation wax-resin for edge and near-edge printers. It has been adapted to cope with the high speeds required in today’s flexible packaging market, although in our opinion is not as robust as the AG2 which is now approximately the same price.

Printing on to a wide range of receiving materials — including Tyvek® — it offers a blackness of 1.8 ODR and will withstand heat temperatures up to 100° C. The back coating offers exceptional printhead protection and will prevent static build up and clogging.

On the Crockmeter test the AG5 has no damage to the printout after 200 runs at a pressure of 680 g/cm² load.


  • Excellent material compatibility.
  • Outstanding smudge resistance.
  • Very high speed capability.

Additional information

Ribbon Properties

General Purpose

Ribbon Substrate



Technical Specification


  • Ink type: Wax-resin
  • Melting point: 80° C (176° F)
  • Film thickness: 4.5 μm max
  • Back coating: Silicone based
  • Ribbon thickness: 9 μm max
  • Optical Density Reflection: 1.8 min


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


  • Black

Compatible Printers

  • Toshiba B-SX4
  • Toshiba B-SX5
  • Toshiba B-SX6
  • Toshiba B-SX8
  • Toshiba B-EX6
  • Toshiba B-EX4