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Thermal Transfer Printing At Obeeco LTD

Thermal transfer printing is a digital printing process that utilises a special type of ribbon to apply ink to a variety of materials, including paper, plastic, and even fabric. This process is commonly used in the production of identification labels, barcodes and other types of high-quality printing.


How Does Thermal Transfer Printing Work?

In thermal transfer printing, the ribbon is composed of two layers: a base layer, which is typically made of polyester, and a layer of ink or wax that is applied to the surface of the base layer. When the ribbon is heated, the ink or wax layer melts and transfers onto the surface of the material being printed on.


Diagraph Thermal Transfer Printer At Obeeco 

Here at Obeeco, we offer our customers Diagraph (formerly known as Allen Coding) Thermal Transfer Printers as part of our Coding and Marking Technologies, which are renowned for their high-quality printing capabilities. These printers can be used to print a variety of different types of data, including alphanumeric characters, barcodes and graphics.

As well as their high-quality printing capabilities, Diagraph printers are also highly flexible and user-friendly. They offer a range of different controls that can be adjusted to suit the needs of the user, including controls for print settings and message creation.

The printer’s compact size and easy-to-use interface also make it a popular choice for businesses and organisations with limited space or that require occasional printing. Its high-quality printing capabilities and versatility make it a cost-effective printing solution for businesses of all sizes.

In addition to its advanced features, the Diagraph Thermal Transfer Printer is also known for its durability and reliability. This printer is designed to withstand the demands of high-volume printing applications, making it an ideal choice for industrial and manufacturing operations.

For more information on thermal printers at Obeeco, why not reach out to a member of our experienced team?


Benefits Of Thermal Transfer Printing

One of the primary advantages of thermal transfer printing is that it allows for the creation of high-quality prints with crisp, clear images and text. This is especially important in applications where the printed material needs to be highly legible and easily scannable, such as in the case of barcodes.

Another advantage of thermal transfer printing is that it is highly versatile and can be used on a wide variety of materials, including those that are heat-sensitive or those that require a high degree of durability. This is because the heat used in the printing process is typically relatively low, which means that it is less likely to damage the material being printed on.

Thermal transfer printing is also highly customisable, allowing for the creation of prints with variable data such as sequential numbering or batch codes. This is achieved through the use of flexible and user-friendly controls that can be adjusted either from a controller or remotely from a PC.


Types Of Ribbons Used For Thermal Transfer Printing

One of the key components of thermal transfer printing is the ribbon, which is responsible for transferring ink or wax onto the material being printed. There are several different types of ribbon available for thermal transfer printing, including wax ribbons, resin ribbons, and wax-resin ribbons.

Wax ribbons are the most commonly used type of ribbon in thermal transfer printing, as they offer a good balance of print quality and affordability. These ribbons are typically used for printing on paper and other non-porous materials.

Resin ribbons, on the other hand, are used for printing on materials that require a high degree of durability and resistance to chemicals, abrasion, and extreme temperatures. These ribbons are commonly used in industrial and healthcare applications, where labels and tags need to withstand harsh environments and frequent handling.

Wax-resin ribbons offer a combination of the benefits of both wax and resin ribbons, making them ideal for applications that require both durability and affordability. These ribbons are often used for printing on materials like polypropylene and polyester.

Whether you need to create high-quality identification labels, barcodes or other types of printed materials, thermal transfer printing can provide a reliable and effective solution. And with the advanced capabilities of printers like the Diagraph Thermal Transfer Printer, it is easier than ever to create custom prints with variable data that meets your specific needs.


Interested In Learning More About Thermal Printing Options At Obeeco LTD?

For over 40 years, we have helped manufacturers improve their shelf performance and create sustainable printing solutions that improve their labelling efficiency, reduce costs and improve their printing performance.

For more information on the thermal transfer printing options available at Obeeco or to talk to one of our expert team about other processing, packaging or coding machinery brands and consumables, please contact us directly. We look forward to hearing from you.