Thermal Transfer makes barcoding and label printing easy, and label printers more affordable. Direct thermal labels do not require a thermal ribbon.
Thermal Transfer labels require the use of a carbon ribbon which gets transferred onto the substrate via heat, hence the name "thermal transfer." They are chemically treated, heat sensitive media that blackens when passed under the thermal print head. This material is more cost effective for short term, visible light scannable, paper applications whilst saving you down time without having to change the ribbon.
The ribbons can be different colors, so the user is not limited to black print. The printing is very crisp and durable so this method is excellent for high density bar-codes and labels that require longevity.
Another benefit of Thermal Transfer Labels is that Thermal Transfer Printers can print on paper, film, and even foil substrates.
We stock these labels in different colours, sizes and cores in both roll and fanfold formats.