Toshiba AS1 Thermal Ribbon (Resin)

A new generation resin ribbon developed to meet the needs of applications requiring excellent heat, mechanical and solvent resistance.



The AS1 is a new generation resin developed to meet the needs of applications requiring excellent mechanical and solvent resistance.

The AS1 is compatible with most synthetic materials — PVC, PET and PP — and some matt and high gloss coated papers. It will withstand temperatures of up to 180° C and has blackness levels of 1.8 ODR.

UL recognised — subject to matching with the approriate substrate — and has BGA approval for direct food contact.

In Crockmeter tests printing is perfectly visible after 200 runs (at a pressure of 680 g/cm² load). The AS1 also offers the very best in print-head protection as with all Toshiba approved ribbon products.


  • Outstanding scratch and solvent resistance.
  • Multi-receptor compatibility and sensitivity.
  • Good resistance to high temperatures.
  • Excellent print quality.

Additional information

Ribbon Properties

Chemical Resistant, Heat Resistant

Ribbon Substrate

Full Resin


Technical Specification


  • Ink type: Resin
  • Melting point: 85ºC (185ºF)
  • Film thickness: 4.5 μm max
  • Back coating: Silicone based
  • Ribbon thickness: 8 μm max
  • Optical Density Reflection: 1.6 min


  • Ribbon is antistatic build up treated: 12 months, 5 to 35ºC (40–95ºF), 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

Certificates and Approvals

  • Heavy Metals: EC 98/638.
  • Ames Test: The ribbon is not mutagenic, does not cause DNA modifications.
  • TSCA: The ribbon does not contain any of the toxic substances mentioned in this list.
  • CP 65: The ribbon does not contain any of the chemicals mentioned in the list.
  • EC Directives: 1994/45/EC, 2001/59/EC, 1935/2004/EC. The ribbbon does not contain any substances classified as dangerours for health.
  • UL: Legibility and durability of the printed label