Thermal Transfer Overprinting (TTO) is a technology that creates images in high-definition by pushing a ribbon into contact with a substrate using a printhead. Made up of a series of miniature print elements under ceramic coating, the thermal printer ribbon has been covered with a special colored wax and resin mixture. The mixture on the ribbon melts as small areas of it come into contact with the elements, this transfers and adheres color to the surface of the substrate as it moves under the printhead.
Thermal transfer printers, functional in either continuous or intermittent printing modes, offer a versatile packaging production
solution. They can print a series of messages, including pricing, date and time coding, barcodes, QR codes, logos, ingredients lists or even marketing messages. Their unique design also makes thermal transfer printers clean and user-friendly, meaning they are ideal for coding on range of substrates including plastic films, flat packaging, label stock, plastic and foil.
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