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2150 Wax Ribbon

Standard wax ribbon for use on coated paper labels

The quality of your thermal ribbons impacts everything from label performance and printhead lifespan to the productivity of your operations. You can count on consistent performance with Zebra’s 2150 Wax Ribbon. When paired with compatible coated paper materials, this economical ribbon provides high-quality and durable printing on Zebra’s coated paper materials, ideal for use in environments with little to no exposure to weak chemicals and/or abrasion.

2150 Wax Ribbon Spec Sheet Product Photo

Ideal for use with paper materials

Zebra’s wax ribbons are ideal for use with paper materials, where fast print speeds are required (up to 12 ips) and in environments with little to no exposure to chemicals and/or abrasion. The 2150 wax ribbon formulation prints high-quality and durable paper labels when printed on a compatible Zebra coated paper material.

Print Quality and Durability Thoroughly Tested

Our supplies R&D team performs stringent print quality, durability and printhead life tests after printing on a wide range of material types, at various speeds within Zebra printers. These tests include evaluating:

• Material Compatibility – To ensure proper adhesion of the ribbon to a wide range of materials

• Environmental Performance – The level of resistance to chemicals outdoor exposure and abrasion

• Print Speed Performance – Performance at high print speeds

• Complex Label Format Performance – Performance at 600 dpi and when printing small font sizes, intricate regulatory symbols and rotated barcodes

• Ribbon Backcoating Build-up – We measure the amount of backcoating build up on the printhead to ensure minimal printhead impact

Print Confident, Print Quality with Zebra Certified Supplies

Printing supplies can impact everything from printhead lifespan to operational efficiency. That’s why we design, produce and rigorously pre-test our own line of thermal printing supplies to ensure consistent, optimized performance. We utilize an ISO 9001 certified, 23-point quality inspection to ensure consistent quality. No matter when you order your labels, you can count on the same great performance.

Achieve high-quality, durable print with Zebra’s 2150 wax ribbon.

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Technical Specifications


Ink FormulationWax
Base FilmPolyester
Base Film Caliper4.5 microns
Total Caliper7.0 microns +/- 10%
Scanning CapabilitiesIR and visible light

Product Performance and Suitability

Recommended Storage
Conditions (before use)

1 year duration when stored at 23°F to 104°F/-5°C to 40°C at 20% to 85% RH

Regulatory and Compliance


Material Testing in End Application

The information contained in this document is to be used for guidance only and is not intended for use in setting specifications. All purchasers of Zebra products shall be solely responsible for independently determining if the product conforms to all requirements of their unique application. All products should be pre-tested to ensure they meet all intended requirements of specific end-use applications.


Supplies are warranted against defects in workmanship and materials for a period of 1 (one) year from the date of shipment. For the complete warranty statement, please visit:

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