40 x 40mm – Thermal Transfer Labels
40 x 40mm – Thermal Transfer Labels use more standard materials on the surface of the labels, they are not chemically treated like direct thermal labels. The thermal transfer print process requires a thermal carbon ribbon, the ink which sits between the printhead and the labels. As the labels pass across the printhead the image is transferred via heat, from the ribbon to the label. This process ensures that you will get top quality prints for each label as the ribbon runs through the printer simultaneously with the labels and when the ribbon runs out you simply put a new one in and throw the old used ribbon away.
You can purchase thermal transfer ribbons suitable for your printer by clicking here – simply choose your printer brand.
The ribbon is positioned between the printhead and the label and as a secondary benefit it provides great protection to the printhead as it removes the distinct abrasion that is present when printing in direct thermal mode –this greatly saves wear and tear on printheads and is a potentially good cost saving by reducing the need for replacement printheads.
The main benefit regarding the finished label and therefore your application is that it is not subject to degradation by heat and light and so it can be used confidently for applications which call for labelling long life products.
There are quite a few ribbon types available today but generally the main ones come under the following four ribbon materials: Wax, Resin Enhanced Wax, Wax/Resin and Resin.
Should special ribbon grades be required then we can and do conduct tests of the material and ribbon to ensure that they are correct for your application prior to agreeing to supply the system.
Typical applications for thermal transfer labels are transportation and logistics, archiving, asset tracking and any other long-life application.
Discounts for larger orders on all labels – Please contact us to discuss your requirements.
Are these the wrong type of labels for you?
If you currently use a printer that does not use thermal transfer ribbons, please click here for Direct Thermal Labels.