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How to choose the hot stamp ribbon with better adhesion through apparent performance
- Jun 06, 2018 -

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Hot coding ribbon

1. Whether the printed characters is resistant to friction:

The ribbon that is not resistant to friction is often made of a resin with a relatively small molecular weight, at the same time, a large amount of wax, grease, and the like are added to improve the printing effect, whose adhesion tends to be very poor, and you can erase the handwriting easily if you rub it with your fingers.Hot Stamping Foil SCF900 have best anti friction performance.

2. Color of ribbon: 

The black and bright coding ribbon has a higher proportion of binder in the ink layer, whose adhesion is often better. However, such ribbons are sold for their main advantage as adhesion and freezing resistance. There application range (ie, the suitable using condition) is limited, fewer than general-purpose ribbons. Intentional customers are suggested to try them in advance, then come into large quantities using.

3.Ink hardness: 

Unfold the ribbon, using thumb, index finger to put little pressure onto the ribbon's ink layer, non-stick powders fall off easily from the ink layer, indicating that the melting point of ink layer is much higher than temperature of the finger rubs and it is easy to deink. On the other hand, if the ink layer is not completely removed and the ribbon adhered to the finger, the adhesion and the print articulation are often poor. The best ribbon is that the ink layer is clear and smooth, leaving a complete finger mark. Before 2012, few ribbons, as the ITW in the United Kingdom, could achieve such effects. After 2012, the performance of Hot Stamping Foil SCF900 gradually approach this level.

4. Ribbon thickness: 

The thin ribbon has a thin ink layer, and greater light transmittance. The thinner ink layer is more easily melted, and the lower the writing height, the better the anti-friction effect. Such ribbons are commonly called thin ribbons.