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What is "Ribbon" - Definition & Explanation
Last Updated on: 05-Feb-2024 (5 months, 9 days ago)
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Ribbon
A fillet or narrow woven fabric of varying widths, commonly one-quarter to three inches, having selvage edges, chiefly or rayon, silk, or velvet, and used for braiding, decoration, trimmings, etc.
Ribbon
Material used with thermal transfer printers producing visible marks on a label (or substrate). A printhead is heated and the ribbon is burned onto the label stock producing the bar code.
Ribbon
Ribbon a flat or tubular narrow closely woven fabric (as of silk or rayon) used for trimmings or knitting.

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