Toshiba RS3 Thermal Ribbon (Resin)

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



The RS1 is a heavy duty pure resin ribbon that has been tested and prepared to extremely high standards and exceeds high heat, scratch and chemical resistance levels required for the automotive, pharmaceutical and government sectors.

The RS1 is designed for printing on to a wide range of films and label stocks. It also utilises a patented back coating technology that minimises static electricity and reduces wear on the printhead.


  • Exceptional, over-standard heat resistance
  • High-volume printhead protection
  • Extreme chemical resistance
  • Developed for automotive and government sectors

Additional information

Ribbon Properties

Chemical Resistant, Heat Resistant

Ribbon Substrate

Full Resin


Technical Specification


  • Ink type: Resin
  • Melting point: 75° C (167° F)
  • Film thickness: 4.5 μm max
  • Back coating: Silicone based
  • Ribbon thickness: 8 μm max
  • Optical Density Reflection: 1.25 min


  • Ribbon is anti-static build up treated: 12 months, 5 to 35° C (40–95° 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

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