Thermal Transfer Label
What are Thermal transfer labels?
Thermal transfer printer labels are the first choice for durable labelling. Product labels with barcodes, date of manufacture, date of filling, sell-by date and content labels on outer cartons are just a few examples of how thermal transfer printer labels on rolls can be used.
Adhesive labels are printed using a coloured thermal transfer ribbon during the thermal transfer printing process. Thermal transfer printer labels do not have a special printing layer – a print head in the printer heats the coloured ribbon at the points that are to produce the print image. The coloured printing ink is “melted” onto the label by transferring the thermal transfer film particles onto the label material. The advantage of this process is that the print on the labels remains legible for a very long time. Printing is carried out in monochrome, in the colour of the transfer ribbon (usually black). However, other colours are also available for thermal transfer ribbons. The temperature that is pre-set in the printer is decisive for a successful print image: Temperatures that are too low are not sufficient to transfer the inks, whereas excessive heat can adversely affect the printouts.
To produce high-quality printouts, the interaction of the thermal transfer printer, the coloured ribbon and the label material must function perfectly. Our many years of experience in this field enable us to recommend the right combination of adhesive labels and thermal transfer film that perfectly matches your thermal transfer printer.