860.693.9395 sales@cartec.com

Cartec Inc.

Since 1991

One of the largest selections of printing supplies anywhere!


Finished Ribbons

Cartec Inc. offers one of the largest selections of compatible finished ribbons in the industry. We offer either a standard generic ribbon (made to meet or exceed OEM standards) or a custom ribbon which could include inking – nylon – cotton – silk fabric, packaging and 2 or 4 color custom label configurations you may need.

Preleadered Kits

Our Preleadered kits are designed for the printer ribbon manufacturing industry. Using these cartridges, you can use your own ink, inking degree as well as nylon/cotton/silk to the length you need.

Custom Engineered Products (Cores)

Since 1991 Cartec Inc. has offered a broad line of precision engineered cores and spools for the Thermal Transfer, Bar Code and Photo ID industries. That’s how we got our original name (Cartridge Technology).

Since then we have expanded to helping our customers, design, engineer, and build molds as making the finished product.

We have the molding expertise to design, fabricate and make almost any product our customer requires


Cartec is one of the largest manufacturers and distributors of printer kits, finished ribbons and precision cores in the Americas. We build a standard “compatible” or a custom ribbon. This can include inks, nylons, cottons and silk products.

We currently make specific products for industries such as Restaurant (POS), Banking, Retail, Photo, Time Clock and the Garment trades to name a few.

Our molding services include custom design, engineering and production for your project. This can include everything from plastic selection to color selection.

We offer a 100 % guarantee on all of our products.
We offer EDI for multiple drop ship orders.
Same day shipping is available for most orders.
Cartec does not sell to end users.

Ribbon Kits

Finished Ribbons

Cores, Spools & Custom Plastics

Corporate Office:

106 Powder Mill Road
Canton, CT 06019

Mon – Fri: 8am-5pm

Mailing Address:

726 Innovation Drive
Bowling Green, OH 43402

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