DSD supplies ribbons for all makes and models of thermal transfer printers, flat head, near edge and corner edge printers.

DSD has ribbons for all substrates from labels to flexible packaging film.

Thermal Transfer Ribbons available in Black, White, Red, Green, Blue, Brown, Purple, Yellow, Matt Silver, Matt Gold, Metallic Gold, Metallic Silver.

Metallic Gold, Metallic Silver Thermal Transfer Ribbons look fantastic on all substrates, ask for a free sample and try them out.

With over 4000 stock sizes for next day delivery, we can also make any size required.


Thermal Transfer Ribbons for Astromed Printers on 71.4mm special cores in Black, White, Red, Green, Blue, Brown, Purple, Yellow, Matt Silver, Matt Gold, Metallic Gold, Metallic Silver, we want be beaten on price.


  • Wax general purpose for economical solutions and printing – higher speeds and lower temperatures.
    Particularly adapted to all kinds of paper substrates, very good sensitivity and excellent blackness.
  • Wax/Resin for perfect print quality for labels, tags, films and plastics with good scratch and smudge protection.
    Excellent receptor and multi – compatibility, very good printing quality and high speed printing capability.
  • Resin based for demanding solutions and superior scratch resistance suitable for synthetic materials and poly products.  Excellent printing quality, good resistance to high temperatures and excellent smudge and scratch resistance.

We supply genuine and compatible ribbons for printers such as: Zebra, Toshiba TEC, Datamax, Printronix, ICE, Markem, Sobar, Intermec, Citizen, Avery, Novexx, CAB etc.

Data Coding Thermal Transfer Ribbons for Flexible Packaging:

Ribbons – date coding

  • Bolder, blacker imprints for date, price, lot, and bar codes
  • Prints at coder’s standard darkness setting so no adjustments are needed
  • Also performs well at lower darkness settings for enhanced print head life
  • Anti-static design reduces static discharge so packing lines can run faster
  • Print speeds up to 24 IPS
  • Excellent smudge resistance
  • Prints on a wide range of uncoated and top coated packaging films

DSD’s Flexible Packaging Coder Ribbons are compatible with near edge thermal transfer coders, including: Markem SmartDate, Videojet, Dataflex, Norwood Jaguar, Linx and Zodiac / ICE.

Near Edge thermal transfer ribbons available in Black, White, blue, Red Green, Orange, Metallic Gold, Metallic Silver, Matt Gold, Matt Silver.

DSD supply thermal transfer ribbons for all printer types including:

Allen ThermocodeEasycoderSoabar
AP PrintEltronNorprint
BetaprintIce ZodiacPitney Bowes
Checkpoint MetoLabfaxUBI
CML ValentinMarkemWillett
DatamaxMectecVideojet Dataflex
DonprintSmartdate (Markem)