Toshiba AW3 Thermal Ribbon (Wax)

The AW3 generation of ribbon is developed alongside Toshibas latest range of Flathead Printers and is a general-purpose, low-cost wax ribbon.



AW3 is a new generation wax quality product designed to meet today’s varied and demanding printing standards. This improved general purpose wax quality offers superior mechanical and smudge resistance. It has been specifically developed to complement the new generation of Toshiba flat-head printers.

Providing good, clear printed images of text and barcodes onto a wide range of label stocks, from uncoated to high gloss papers and synthetics, it offers a blackness above 2.1 ODR and heat resistance up to 60° C.

The AW3 wax replaces the older generation AW1 and as with all Toshiba ribbon products, offers the best in printhead protection with its superior back coating.


  • Excellent multi-receptor compatibility.
  • Improved blackness, sharper printed images.
  • Good sensitivity.

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: 8 μm max
  • Optical Density Reflection: 2.1 min


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


  • Black
  • Light Green—Green C
  • Red—185 C
  • Blue—286 C
  • Gold—874 C

Compatible Printers

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