BUSITEL: Thermal transfer ribbons specialists

Established in 1991, BUSITEL has developed a first-rate expertise in the field of thermal transfer ribbons. Equipped with several converting lines, we are one of the largest independent players in the French and European markets.

Enjoy the best of both worlds


BUSITEL has established a partnership with ITW Shinemark for the converting and distribution of thermal transfer ribbons and coding ribbons in France and Europe. ITW ShineMark, whose factories are located in South Korea and United-States, has high-level technical know-how, guaranteeing you high-performance and extremely stable products. This partnership allows you to develop your business by taking advantage of the best of both worlds: the quality and expertise of ITW Shinemark coupled with the flexibility, proximity and technical knowledge of BUSITEL.

Busitel represents a real alternative for your purchases of thermal transfer ribbons. Our goal is to help our partners develop and secure their markets. We offer many sales support services, thanks to innovative sales and marketing tools. Do not hesitate to contact us to find out more about our solutions for your thermal transfer ribbon markets and discover some of our advantages.

Our Advantages

100+ millions sqm combined production capacity

70+ different ink formulations (Black & Colours)

40 000+ standard ribbons in stock for immediate shipments

Production process ensuring you quality and traceability

Competitive prices to allow you to win markets

Innovative sales tools for your sales forces

Available customer service with technical expertise

Ribbons customization to protect your markets

Sustainable Development

BUSITEL and our partner ITW Shinemark are committed to conducting our thermal transfer ribbon manufacturing activities with the objective of continuously improving our environmental impact. We have carried out numerous actions in this direction in recent years.

Better production waste management

BUSITEL has succeeded in reducing the impact of its production site thanks to better management of our production waste. Thus, since the beginning of 2023:

- No production waste is sent to landfill.

- 95% of our production waste is recycled, transformed or reused.

- Our thermal transfer film waste is transformed into Solid Recovered Fuels (SRC), a quality alternative to fossil fuels used in energy-intensive sectors.

More sustainable packaging and shipping

- 100% of the cardboard cores used in the composition of our thermal transfer ribbons come from sustainably managed forests.

- 100% of our packaging boxes are FSC certified

- Our boxes are made from 65% to 75% recycled cardboard.

- Our packaging films are made from 100% recyclable material.

- We have replaced PP adhesives with paper adhesives for closing our boxes

- 90% of our shipments (by number) are CO2 offset

Reduction of the amount of plastic in Thermal Transfer ribbons

Busitel is introducing more and more new generation thermal transfer ribbons manufactured on a 4µ thick PET instead of 4.6µ.

These new generations of ribbons save 12% of the plastic used in each thermal transfer ribbon.

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