There are many types of reels. All coding and marking hot foil
tape is inside wound (shiny side facing outwards), on 25.4 mm (1”) cores. It comes in various widths but the length is usually limited to 122m, 153m or 305m. Thermal transfer
ribbons can be wound with the pigment either inside or outside, depending on the printer make and model. The size of the reel is given by its width and its length and it varies depending on usage and the printer make and model. Cores can be either card or plastic, and sometimes have notches or special end caps.