Thermal transfer printers use both heat and pressure to produce “print”. A thermal transfer printer melts ink from a thermal transfer ribbon onto a special label material to produce the “print”.
Thermal transfer ribbons comes in three basic types:
- wax ribbons
- resin ribbons
- blend of both wax & resin
Each type of thermal transfer ribbon provides a varying degree of image quality and staying power.
As you may already know, thermal transfer printing is excellent for applications which depend on long lasting and durable labels.
Thermal transfer labels produced with a thermal transfer printers are also resistant to:
- prolonged storage.
If this sounds like you’re label application or environment then thermal transfer printers, ribbons and labels are the right choice for you!