The AWR 8 ribbon is a new, versatile wax ribbon that is compatible with a vast array of label materials and can print equally well on rough uncoated papers and synthetic materials. It is also compatible with most preprinted labels. It was designed for printing at low temperatures, making it possible to extend the lifespan of print heads. Compared with other standard wax ribbons, the company says the AWR 8 ribbon offers superior resistance to friction, which means that it can withstand a bit more rubbing between two boxes. The AWR 8 ribbon was designed to fulfill the majority of end user requirements for standard labeling applications, including storage, transport labels, etc.