Ribbon is a special consumable for barcode printers. It is covered with a layer of toner. When printing, the hot toner on the print head is pad-printed onto the self-adhesive label. This process is called thermal transfer. The ribbon is generally used by general-purpose printers. Commonly used consumables for dot matrix printers, ribbons are used with dot matrix printers and are made of cloth! Ribbon is for fax machines! The ribbon is the belt of the fax machine and is in the shape of a drum. The ribbon is made of cloth