Become an ARMOR-IIMAK Sales Partner

Join our network of successful partners around the world supporting the thermal transfer printing market in industries ranging from healthcare to automotive to industrial to warehousing and logistics.  As the market leader with over 45 years of experience, we are laser focused on continuous product development innovation to meet changing needs of the identification and traceability market.   

Barcode printing and date coding enable automatic identification of goods through variable data. Thermal transfer technology is the dominant, dependable technology with a wide range of ribbon consumables to satisfy 99% of applications needs: from short life labeling to long lasting durable labeling to withstand the most demanding environments.

Your Benefits

Solutions for all identification needs

The ARMOR-IIMAK range of ribbons is developed to easily respond to any application requirement. While offering the most comprehensive range in the market, we make it easy to identify the right product with our ACES portfolio logic (Access, Club, Expert and Specials) that guides you to the right product(s). Your choice is supported by a team ready to assist with questions and also technical printing labs to conduct testing for you and the end-users.

warehouse worker scanning automobile spare part with laser barcode scanner

Flexible logistics options 

The only thing you want when you order ribbons is to be confident. Products are reaching you and your customers as quickly as possible. With more than 40 years of experience in serving the market, we are committed to providing flexible delivery and inventory programs including same day shipment on top products. 

We offer a very wide range of ribbon configurations in stock in one of our 20+ warehouses around the world. This gives you a great flexibility for your own stock management and a wide reactivity as stock items are shipped the same day. 

To offer you even more flexibility, we can also organize the drop shipment of your orders directly to your customers.  

Local support

We have dedicated teams by your side in more than 18 countries offering local sales and customer service contacts. It is easy to speak with us, in so many local languages and with no or little time difference. You can also be confident to get a technical expert for onsite assistance. With an in-depth understanding of specific local market requirements, you can count on ARMOR-IIMAK to provide a tailored offering to meet your exact needs.

Technical Support – an extension of your team

Sometimes it is difficult to recommend the right ribbon or tackle specific print issues. As a partner of ARMOR-IIMAK you have the complete support of our technical teams and services.  

Your customer need is so specific that you want to guarantee your recommendation? Our Application Laboratories can simulate almost any printing environment and conditions to run tests: you can focus on your activity and deliver an accurate solution. Our technicians are on hand to answer your questions and find the right solutions.

Marketing support 

We support your daily Thermal Transfer ribbon sales activity with a wide range of tools and services. It makes your life easy so you can concentrate on your business. 

Sales tools: ribbon range presentation, product technical datasheets, industry specific white papers, ARMOR-IIMAK introduction video, product specific videos, etc.  

Access to customer platform: your one stop shop online tool to ease you daily transfer thermal business. Product selector, item search tool, stock and price lists, online technical requests, live chat, etc. 

Certifications: ARMOR-IIMAK ribbons are backed by global and industry specific approvals or certifications. You can safely address your usual industries and solicit us for any other request from your customers, we’ll investigate with you! 

Branding options tailored to your strategy

To accompany your own sales and branding strategy, ARMOR-IIMAK offers 2 different product branding options: 


The leading brand in the distribution channel: a strong identity and unique benefits to stand out of the ribbon crowd. inkanto is made to simplify your ribbon business and develop your customer satisfaction. 

  • Lifetime guarantee 
  • Large stock availability 
  • Certificate of conformity 
  • Cleanstart® printhead cleaning feature 
  • Free printhead cleaning wipe 

Customized branding 

We offer multiple product branding options to expand your brand to ribbon consumables. This will support your brand awareness and develop loyalty.

  • Roll decorative film 
branded ribbon
Branded ribbon
  • Roll packaging and labels
Customer branded cardboard
Customer branded boxes
  • Product datasheet and training materials 
Branded ribbon packaging

Customer portal

With your private ARMOR-IIMAK platform you get all you need to run your Thermal Transfer business efficiently. 


  • Ribbon recommendations based on your customer needs 
  • All documents to support your sales activity 
  • Your roll prices and stock availabilities 
  • Training materials and videos 


  • Ribbon samples to run your tests or send to your customers 
  • Any technical question directly to your dedicated ARMOR-IIMAK representative 
  • Specific ribbon/label printing compatibility studies 


  • Your purchasing volumes to identify changes 
  • All your requests online for better efficiency and follow-up 
  • All these features within an easy-to-navigate design to simplify your search

ARMOR-IIMAK is a strategic partner and supplier for us. We enjoy working with the entire team. Their products provide the consistent quality and reliability that our customers expect, which is critical for us. I’m happy to recommend ARMOR-IIMAK for anyone who needs thermal transfer ribbons.

CherylReseller of ARMOR-IIMAK in North America
  • They rely on usMore than 7000 partners in over 108 countries trust ARMOR-IIMAK to be their Thermal Transfer ribbon supplier 
  • At your doorstepA strong network of 17 local slitting facilities over the globe ensuring a quick access to products and field support.
  • We simplify the supply chain Products are available in one of our 23 centers to offer the maximum flexibility and reactivity .
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