DNP Launches V300 a New Ink Ribbon

Facilitates printing on a wide range of materials

Dai Nippon Printing Co. Ltd. (DNP) is pleased to announce the launch of a new V-series of thermal transfer ink ribbons, with resin as the main component, and which are optimal for printing barcodes on a variety of labels and tags. 

The V300 boosts our existing product lineup, and as the first product in the new series, combines the versatility of being able to accommodate a wide range of target materials, while maintaining high-level durability.

The new ribbon will be launched on a sequential basis in both the Japanese and global markets from mid-April 2019.

Since the 1980s DNP has provided thermal transfer ink ribbons for thermal printers that are capable of printing on labels and tags. DNP’s ink ribbons are now employed in numerous areas, including distribution and packaging materials, electronic devices and automobile parts, along with pharmaceuticals. 

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[V300 Features]

 The V300 is the ink ribbon with the high versatility of being able to print on a diverse materials that have come into popular use in recent years, while maintaining resin durability.

The main features are as follows.

High-level versatility: With the V300, it is now possible to print on materials which are unsuitable for printing, such as polypropylene (PP) and coated papers besides polyethylene-terephthalate (PET) while realizing substantially better durability than that of the current resin type ink. 

High-level durability: The V300 is highly resistant to alcohol and oil components, according to in-house surveys. 


High-level printing sensitivity: The V300 makes it possible to reduce the necessary heat volume for printing by a maximum of 20% compared to currently available products, such as the DNP-developed R300. And in addition to reducing the burden on the thermal head of the printer, the new ink ribbon also successfully achieves high speed printing, according to in-house surveys. 


[Future Developments Involving the V-Series]


DNP has created the catchphrase Versatility Defined, which refers to outstanding versatility, as the brand message of the new V-series. We will continue to develop products boasting even higher-level durability, while maintaining printability with a broad array of labels. 

 At the same time, DNP will cooperate with label and tag manufacturers, to expand the industries and areas where the new V-Series ink ribbons can be applied. 

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