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Duracoat™-DC-400
DURACOAT - DC-400
Super Premium Color Resin Thermal Transfer Ribbons

  • Designed with all the attributes of a traditional full resin ribbon:
    • Superior resistance to abrasion*
    • Excellent steam resistance*
    • Resistance to a variety of chemicals* (gasoline, oil, antifreeze, bleach, alcohol, etc.)

      * It is highly recommended that each color is tested in the specific application to ensure performance meets expectations.
  • Excellent print quality for text, graphics, and logos
  • Designed for harsh environment labeling applications that require color:
    • Textile and apparel applications
    • Nursery and lumber applications
    • Chemical drum labeling
    • Medical and pharmaceutical labeling
    • Outdoor applications
    • Flexible packaging applications
  • Recommended Media:
    • Polyethylene and polypropylene films
    • Polyester  films
    • Vinyl
  • Colors Available
    • Dark Blue
    • Light Blue
    • Red
    • Gray
    • Black
    • Shamrock Green

Technical Specifications

  • Film Thickness: 4.5 Microns
  • Total Ribbon Thickness: 8 Microns
  • Transmission Density: 1.0 MacBeth Scale
  • Ink Melting Point: 110° C (230o F)
  • Recommended Maximum Print Speed: 6 IPS


Star Diagram:
This diagram is representative of DC-400 ribbons used in super premium applications when printing on synthetic films.


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Storage Conditions

To ensure optimal performance, please adhere to the following environmental conditions for use, shipping and storage.
    • For optimal print results, thermal transfer printing should occur in the temperature range of 5° C (41° F) to 35° C (95° F) at 45% to 85% relative humidity.
    • Recommended shipping conditions for up to one month duration are -5° C (23° F) to 45° C (113° F) at 20% to 85% relative humidity.
    • To ensure the ribbon ís performance, our suggested storage conditions for up to one year duration are -5° C (23° F) to 40° C (104° F) at 20% to 85% relative humidity.

Please Note: Exposing Thermal Transfer Ribbons to direct sunlight or moisture will cause damage to the ribbons.

American Printing Converters' goal is to achieve total customer satisfaction, and we offer a 100% guarantee on all our bar code thermal transfer ribbon products.

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