Toshiba SW1 Thermal Ribbon (Wax)

The SW1 model of ribbon is a highly durable resin-enhanced Wax thermal ribbon, taking the lower price point of wax but meeting Grade A ANSI standard.



The SW1 wax thermal ribbon has excellent print density with superior mechanical and smudge resistance, and features a new back coating formula designed to provide exceptional printhead protection—more than 10 times the industry standard.

By combining the benefits of high performance and speed, the SW1 exceeds standards even further by fulfilling the requirements of applications that would ordinarily need a more costly wax-resin product.

The SW1 is highly durable offering excellent resistance against smudges and scratches as certified by the American National Standard Institute (ANSI), acheiveing a grade A for both.


  • Excellent smudge resistance.
  • Superior print density.
  • High speed printing at low temperatures.
  • Unparalleled printhead protection.

Additional information

Ribbon Properties

General Purpose

Ribbon Substrate



Technical Specification


  • Ink type: Resin enhanced Wax
  • Melting point: 80° C (176° F)
  • Film thickness: 4.8 μm
  • Back coating: Silicone based
  • Ribbon thickness: 7.9 μm max
  • Optical Density Reflection: 1.7 min
  • Print speed: up to 6-inches per second (152 mm/s)


  • Black

Compatible Printers

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

Certificates and Approvals

  • UL approved for legibility and durability of the printed label.