What is the purpose of the ribbon?

Update:21-10-2020
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Ribbon is a kind of printing consumables that everyone […]

Ribbon is a kind of printing consumables that everyone is more familiar with. From the earliest mechanical impact type English printer to the current computer dot matrix printer, all used ribbons. The working principle of the ribbon is to use the dot matrix striker in the head of the needle printer or the letter striker in the English typewriter to collide with the printing ribbon to produce the printing effect on the printing paper.

 

 

The composition of the ribbon is very simple. It is made of a ribbon base woven with nylon filaments after being soaked in ink and dyed. For high-quality ribbons, the belt base should be durable, elastic, long-lasting printing without hair, uninterrupted lines, and no edge of leaves. Its performance is mainly that the surface of the belt base is flat, without obvious protruding fiber knots, the latitude and longitude organization is uniform and dense, and the edges are straight and uniform, and there is no scorching phenomenon. Touch by hand: A good belt base can feel soft and delicate, with a very slippery feeling. Even if it is pulled, it has good elasticity and quick recovery. Inferior ribbon bases are severely broken and threaded, feel hard when touched, uneven cutting edges, severe burnt edges, small elasticity when opened, and poor recovery after being stuck, often entrained in printing, and easy to get ruffled edges , Resulting in plugging of needles, tape and other phenomena.

In addition to the tape base, ink is also an important factor affecting the quality of the ribbon. Good ink particles are small, will not clog pinholes, have good fluidity, have a uniform PH value, have strong absorption when applying ink, good moisture retention, durable printing, and slow color transition during printing. Good ink is organic, non-toxic, non-corrosive, has no peculiar smell, does not stick to the dyeing tape, and is easy to dry. The bad ink particles are obviously large, sticky, and not easy to dry. The produced tape sticks to each other, and it is easy to block the pinholes during printing, and the needle cannot be stretched flexibly, thus breaking the needle. Its judgment method is that when the ribbon with high-quality ink is touched by hand, there will be no obvious ink marks on the fingers. There is no difference between before and after. Inferior inks will feel greasy when touched by hand, and there will be traces of ink on your fingers. It seems that the ink is sufficient, but the color will appear heavy when printing, which means that the hand touches the paper and it will be blurred. . Inferior ink will not only cause poor printing results, but the ink will also enter the print head needle seams along with the print needle guide hole to solidify, which will block the print needle and make the printer unable to print normally. In severe cases, it will also cause the print head needle resistance The print needle is enlarged and broken, the parallel groove of the print needle is crushed, and the print head driver chip or the ribbon motor is damaged.

Inferior ribbons will cause damage to the printer's needles, which is a heavy loss, so don't be greedy for cheap when choosing ribbons.
In an industry, quality is the soul of the product. High-quality products require the ingenuity of the company. As one of the outstanding manufacturers of compatible label ribbons in printing consumables, Zhuhai Aimo Technology Co., Ltd. adheres to the principle of "creating perfect quality and gathering industry elites. "Serving the real economy" aims to integrate the spirit of craftsmanship into every link of production.

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