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Could You Enhance Your Printing Efficiency with Printasleeve?

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At Printasleeve, we understand the diverse needs of our customers when it comes to printing consumables. Whether you’re printing your own heat shrinklabels, or cable markers we have a wide range of materials designed to meet your needs and help you achieve high-quality results. 

In this blog, we will explore the different types of materials we offer, the types of thermal ribbons available, how to test these materials, and the advantages of buying from Printasleeve.

Different Types of Materials

When it comes to print consumables, versatility is key. At Printasleeve, we offer a variety of materials to suit different applications:

Ladder Sleeves

Ideal for wire identification and organisation, ladder sleeves are designed to be durable and easy to apply.

Continuous printable sleeve

Perfect for high-volume printing, continuous sleeving allows for customised label lengths and efficient production.

Wraparound Labels

These labels are excellent for cable and wire marking, providing a secure and clear method for identification.

Tie-on Cable Markers

For robust and long-lasting cable marking, tie-on cable markers are a reliable choice.

Raised Panel Plates 

Designed to replace engraved plates for the identification of instrument panels, control panels, electrical cabinets, racks, etc.

Our comprehensive range ensures that you can find the right material for your specific printing needs.

Types of Thermal Ribbons and Durability

Choosing the right thermal ribbon is crucial for achieving durable and high-quality prints. We offer several types of resin based thermal ribbons, each designed for different applications and levels of durability:

Wax Ribbons

These are the most cost-effective option, ideal for general-purpose printing on paper labels. They offer good print quality but are less durable than other types and not generally recommended for printing on heatshrink, cable labels or markers.

Wax/Resin Ribbons

A blend of wax and resin, these ribbons provide enhanced durability and are suitable for printing on both paper and synthetic labels.

Resin Ribbons

Offering the highest durability, resin ribbons are perfect for printing on synthetic labels that require resistance to harsh environments, chemicals, and abrasions.

Understanding the specific requirements of your application will help you choose the right ribbon for optimal performance and longevity.

How to Test Your Materials

Testing your materials before committing to a large print run is essential to ensure quality and compatibility. Here are some steps to effectively test your print consumables:

Compatibility Check

Ensure that the ribbon and material are compatible with your printer and each other. Refer to the printer’s manual and the material specifications.

Print Quality Test

Request a sample and check for clarity, smudge resistance, and durability. Look for any signs of fading or poor adhesion.

Environmental Testing

If your labels or markings will be exposed to harsh conditions, simulate these environments to test durability. This can include exposure to chemicals, extreme temperatures, and abrasion.

Advantages of Buying from Printasleeve

There are several reasons why customers choose Printasleeve for their printing consumables:

Quality Assurance

All our products are tried and tested by ourselves to meet high-performance standards. You can trust that our materials will deliver consistent, reliable results, and we don’t offer products that we don’t use in our in-house print department.

Wide Range of Products

From heatshrink to cable markers and thermal ribbons, we offer a comprehensive selection to meet all your printing needs.

Expert Support

Our team is knowledgeable and ready to assist you in selecting the right products and troubleshooting any issues. We even offer an expert artwork service, completely free of charge. 

Competitive Pricing

We offer high-quality products at competitive prices, ensuring you get the best value for your investment.

Printasleeve is dedicated to providing top-notch printing consumables that cater to the diverse needs of our customers. Whether you’re printing heat shrink, labels, or cable markers, we have the materials and expertise to help you achieve exceptional results. Explore our range of products and experience the Printasleeve difference today.

Our valued customers