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IIMAK Releases SP575 Resin Thermal Transfer Ribbon for Maximum Durability

24 October 2013
IIMAK Releases SP575 Resin Thermal Transfer Ribbon for Maximum Durability

AMHERST,NY –  October 24, 2013 – International Imaging Materials, Inc. (IIMAK), a global leader in the manufacturing and development of printing, imaging, and marking consumable supplies, has announced the release of its maximum durability SP575 Resin Thermal Transfer Ribbon. IIMAK’s new SP575 Resin stands up against harsh chemicals and severe abrasion, making it ideal for demanding industrial and automotive labeling applications. IIMAK’s patented Clean Start® printhead cleaner is built into the SP575 ribbons, and its anti-static formula and backcoat extend printhead life. 

IIMAK’s new SP575 Resin bonds with high-end synthetics such as polyester and offers exceptional chemical resistance. One of the most challenging specifications in the Thermal Transfer Ribbon industry is General Motors GMW14573 spec for engine compartment labels, commonly referred to as “under-hood” applications.  The SP575 is the only Thermal Transfer Ribbon in its category that stood up to the grueling conditions, while other leading competitive high end ribbons failed. “The SP575 resin was created to withstand the toughest industrial and environmental conditions you’ll find,” IIMAK Product Manager Chris Smyth said. “As a result, it prints with extraordinary mechanical durability and provides powerful resistance to harsh chemicals and abrasion. It’s a tough ribbon.”

The rigorous standards of the automotive industry are often applied to industrial applications with similar requirements. Labels for power tools, compressors, pumps and industrial machinery also have to resist harsh chemicals and environmental exposure. “This is what our customers have been asking for,” Smyth noted, “It’s a perfect complement to our Resin product offerings”.   The image clarity and fine line quality of IIMAK’s new SP575 are ideal for small text and 2D barcodes. 

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About IIMAK 

Founded in 1983, IIMAK is a global leader in the development, manufacture, and distribution of printing, imaging, and marking consumable supplies and related services. In addition to thermal transfer ribbons, IIMAK also specializes in digital and analog inks, specialty converting, direct thermal films and medical device manufacturing. IIMAK's primary manufacturing and distribution facilities are located in Amherst, New York, with additional manufacturing plants in Europe, Brazil and Mexico. For more information, visit