Toshiba AS2 Thermal Ribbon (Resin)

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



The AS2 is a superior resin ribbon ideal for applications needing exceptional heat, mechanical and chemical resistance. Printing on to a wide range of synthetic material, high gloss and matt coated papers, the printed image will withstand temperatures up to 250°C.

As with all Toshiba ribbons, the superior back coating prevents static build-up and clogging, providing the very best in printhead protection.

The AS2 has been stringently tested against a wide range of aggressive solvents including brake fluid, Ethanol, Mineral Spirit, unleaded petrol and engine oil. In many cases no damage was recorded after several hundred print runs.


  • Superior resistance to smudging and scratching.
  • Excellent resistance to solvents and to high temperatures.

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