Thermal Transfer Overprinters

Thermal transfer printing is a digital printing process in which material is applied to paper or other packaging substrate by melting a coating (ink) of ribbon so that it stays glued to the material on which the print is applied. It contrasts with direct thermal printing where no ribbon is present in the process.

In simpler terms- just look at the product variable information code (price, expiry date, lot code, etc.) that is printed, generally in black, on a snack food bag in the local grocery store – if the characters printed are solid the code has been printed vis thermal transfer, if you see the characters made up of individual dots they have been printed via an ink jet system and if they are a smudgy blue they have been printed via a wet ink printer.

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Thermal Ink Jet Printers News

Hot Foil Stamping Is Still In Style

Hot stamp coders, aka hot fail, may have lost some of their luster over the past years as digitally programmable printers have come into favor. Those programmable printers include thermal transfer coders, high resolution inkjets and continuous inkjet (CIJ) models. In some instances though, manufacturers state that hot foil stamping is still head and shoulders […]

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Markoprint Ijet Thermal Ink Jet Printer

Thermal Printer and Feeding Systems

Are you printing pouches, Tyvek lid stocks, sleeve, cut labels or garment tags? If you answered yes, then you just might need an Xxtreme/64 desk top system in your facility. These flat-product thermal transfer printer and feeding systems are ideal for use in many industries. When you’re talking with a printing professional from our office […]

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Thermal Ribbon

Thermal Transfer Printing Understood

Understanding the process and benefit of thermal transfer can help decide if the solution is right for your needs. Thermal transfer printing is the process of passing a ribbon between a heated print head and the label surface. The wax, resin or combination of the two is heated, transfers as an image to the label […]

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Thermal Ribbon

Thermal Transfer Ribbons Overview

When it comes to thermal transfer printing, the ribbon, substrate and printer all work together as one system.  It’s simple technology and works by melting ink from the thermal transfer ribbon onto the paper or film. TTP (thermal transfer printing) is very reliable and low maintenance.  TTP can be applied in a wide range of […]

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5 Benefits of Thermal Transfer Systems

When considering the advantages of thermal transfer systems, there are some compelling reasons that make this type of package coding approach viable and strategically sound. Here are five of the more notable benefits to consider when comparing thermal transfer systems with other potential coding systems for your packaging operations:

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Thermal Transfer Printing: See the EasyPrint MLP at the Interphex Tradeshow

If you would like to understand all that is possible with thermal transfer printing, then you must stop by the Griffin-Rutgers booth number 3171 at the upcoming Interphex Tradeshow to see the EasyPrint MLP (the MLP stands for Multiple Lane Printing). We’ll showcase why this system is among the industry’s best and most reliable solutions for thermal transfer printing.

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Digital Thermal Transfer Printing on Cardboard

When it comes to tracking down the best systems for digital thermal transfer printing on cardboard, there are a number of options to choose from based on specific applications and operational environments. Listed below are two of the leading-edge solutions in the marketplace today for digital thermal transfer printing on cardboard.

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