“We take great pride in offering one of the largest thermal transfer printable product lines in the industry, and we are thrilled to have partnered with ARMOR to have our products tested and approved using their ribbons,” says Joel Ulrich, Roll Product Manager at Spinnaker Coating. Spinnaker currently offers seven paper facestocks and ten film facestocks in over sixty-five construction combinations on their Trimless program, including a recently launched 2.8 mil white thermal transfer film facestock. This new product is an economically priced, matte white film that offers excellent thermal transfer printability and up to one year outdoor life.
“At ARMOR, we consider our ribbon testing to be relevant for the entire value chain of the Thermal Transfer printing industry,” adds Olivier Moreau, Product Manager at ARMOR USA. “By combining our range of Thermal Transfer ribbons with pressure sensitive materials from manufacturers like Spinnaker Coating, we are able to bring better solutions to the printing industry. ARMOR ribbons are widely compatible with many label materials available on the market, and ARMOR partners can give solid application recommendations on facestocks that have proven to work well in combination with our ribbons. There is also an opportunity to identify technical evolutions from the printing material side to anticipate market changes and continually develop innovative ribbon solutions.”
“This partnership provides our technical consulting representatives with the knowledge and expertise to speak with confidence when recommending a particular ribbon to our customers,” adds Ulrich. Spinnaker also recently launched a new Thermal Imaging swatch book with samples of all of its thermal printing products. Customers can contact an account manager at 800.543.9452 to request a copy.
“We are very happy with the relationship with Spinnaker Coating who has developed a broad range of label materials covering most Thermal Transfer application needs. With all the new ribbons recently introduced by ARMOR on the market, the timing was perfect,” concludes Moreau.