Toshiba SS1 Thermal Ribbon (Resin)

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



The SS1 is a general purpose pure resin ribbon developed in response to the most demanding requirements of the pharmaceutical, chemical and automotive industries.

The ink formula offers very good levels of mechanical and solvent resistance and performs well on a wide range of synthetic materials, producing sharp and clear printed images and barcodes.

The SS1 is a higly durable product with excellent performance in smudge resistance and scratch resistance testing.

The SS1 gained a grade A (at 100 cycles) in each test conducted by the American National Standard Institute (ANSI).


  • High durability with super solvent resistance.
  • Prints at low temperature.

Additional information

Ribbon Properties

Chemical Resistant, General Purpose

Ribbon Substrate

Full Resin


Technical Specification


  • Ink Type: Resin
  • Film Thickness: 4.5 μm maximum
  • Back Coating: Silicone based
  • Ribbon Thickness: 8.7 μm maximum
  • Optical Density Reflection: 1.6 minimum
  • Print Speed: 8 inches-per-second (203 mm/s)

Storage Requirements

  • 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