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UV fluorescent thermal-transfer ribbon

January 29, 2014

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UV fluorescent thermal-transfer ribbon
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150236-quick_label_RDZ.jpgQuickLabel Systems’ new RDZ thermal transfer ribbon for security-labeling applications produces printed text, barcodes, and other label content that is only visible under ultraviolet light. When exposed to UV light, print produced by QuickLabel’s RDZ ribbon appears to be a neon-bright fluorescent green or yellow, depending on the substrate. The ribbon is designed for anti-counterfeiting label printing applications, in which the authenticity of a product must be verified on a production line or in a distribution center. A covert barcode or other security label marking printed using RDZ security ribbon is said to be easily read by a UV barcode scanner, and is also visible to the human eye in the presence of illumination from a UV light source such as a black light. For products at risk of being sold on the black market such as entertainment media and personal care and cosmetics products, security label printing with RDZ ribbon ensures low-cost authentication and accountability throughout the supply chain, says the company. RDZ ribbon is said to look like a standard roll of thermal transfer ribbon, and can be installed on a standard thermal transfer barcode printer in the usual way. The ribbon is said to be compatible with synthetic label stocks, including polypropylenes, polyesters, and some coated paper label materials.

QuickLabel Systems  |  877/757-7978  |  www.QuickLabel.com

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