Ricoh Electronics Inc. and 3M™ Collaborate to Deliver High-Performance, Durable Labels for Electronic Parts

Thursday June 15, 2023

LAWRENCEVILLE, GA– (June 15, 2023) – Ricoh Electronics, a leading provider of innovative solutions, is proud to announce its strategic collaboration with 3M to introduce a new line of high-performing labels. This collaboration combines the advanced capabilities of Ricoh’s B125CS thermal transfer ribbons with 3M’s Durable Label materials, resulting in labels that are resistant to scratches and smears.

Through extensive testing, it has been demonstrated that when paired with 3M Durable Label materials such as 3M™ Thermal Transfer Label Material 7816 and 3M™ Versatile Print Label Material 7871V, Ricoh’s B125CS thermal transfer ribbon delivers exceptional sensitivity, durability, and resolution, ensuring clear and crisp images on small areas, which are essential for electronic parts labeling applications.

One of the key advantages of this collaboration lies in the versatility of Ricoh’s B125CS TTR, which is compatible with a wide variety of substrates. This reduces the need for frequent ribbon changes, ultimately enhancing productivity and streamlining the labeling process.

Dylan Uboldi, Sales, and Marketing Division Manager at Ricoh, commented on the meticulous research and development process conducted by the companies domestic and international R&D teams. “Our R&D experts carefully evaluated multiple 3M durable label materials in conjunction with various Ricoh thermal transfer ribbons. Critical factors such as scratch resistance, resolution, and sensitivity were thoroughly analyzed to identify the perfect match for electronics parts labeling,” he stated.

This collaboration highlights the commitment of both Ricoh Electronics and 3M to deliver exceptional solutions that meet the demanding requirements of their customers. By leveraging the combined expertise of both companies, customers can expect labels that offer outstanding durability and image quality.

The B125CS thermal transfer ribbon is now available from Ricoh Electronics. For more information, please visit:

3M provides a wide range of durable label materials to suit applications across various vertical markets. To learn more about 3M Durable Labels, visit

About Ricoh and Ricoh Electronics Inc. (REI):

Ricoh is empowering digital workplaces using innovative technologies and services that enable individuals to work smarter from anywhere. With cultivated knowledge and organizational capabilities nurtured over its 85-year history, Ricoh is a leading provider of digital services, information management, and print and imaging solutions designed to support digital transformation and optimize business performance. Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh Group has major operations throughout the world and its products and services now reach customers in approximately 200 countries and regions. In the financial year ended March 2023, Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of 15.7 billion USD.

Ricoh Electronics Inc. (REI) headquartered in Lawrenceville, GA is a part of the Industrial Media Solutions (IMS) division of Ricoh Industrial Solutions (RIS). Utilizing strong R&D resources coupled with our excellence in manufacturing, we have been able to solve unique customer requirements through understanding the challenges that our customers face. Our technological advances are complemented by our commitment to understanding customer service throughout the supply chain – from manufacturing to our customers, to end user, REI’s thermal media products are reliable.

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About 3M:

At 3M, we apply science in collaborative ways to improve lives daily. With $34 billion in sales, our 91,000 employees connect with customers all around the world. Learn more about 3M’s creative solutions to the world’s problems at or on Twitter using @3M.

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For More Information Please Contact:

Zack Kupperbusch
Ricoh Electronics, Inc.
Email: [email protected]

Aaron Johnson
3M Company
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