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06 18, 2019

Thermal Transfer

2020-06-24T16:15:37-05:0018th June 2019|Categories: Label Tips|Comments Off on Thermal Transfer

THERMAL TRANSFER The thermal transfer printing process involves the use of a ribbon along with rolled or fan-folded labels. Like direct thermal, heat plays a part in thermal transfer printing; however, the heat does not come into contact with the media. Instead, the hot printhead melts ink in the ribbon to create a sharp, crisp image [...]

06 18, 2019

Direct Thermal Labels

2020-06-24T16:15:38-05:0018th June 2019|Categories: Label Tips|Comments Off on Direct Thermal Labels

DIRECT THERMAL In a direct thermal system, the heat of the printhead causes a reaction on specially coated label paper, resulting in a black image on the label. The advantage of this process is that it does not require the extra step of installing a ribbon. When deciding whether direct thermal is right for a specific [...]

06 18, 2019

What is the Difference between Thermal Transfer and Direct Thermal Labels?

2021-01-07T11:22:14-06:0018th June 2019|Categories: Label Tips|Comments Off on What is the Difference between Thermal Transfer and Direct Thermal Labels?

HOW DO I TELL THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THERMAL TRANSFER AND DIRECT THERMAL LABELS? Determining whether a label is a thermal transfer or direct thermal is easy.  Labels printed with a direct thermal printer do not stand up well to heat and light.  Over time, the label begins to darken and the image becomes faded.  Even if [...]