As described by Wikipedia, thermal transfer printing is a digital printing process in which material is applied to paper (or some other material) by melting a coating 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. It was invented by SATO corporation around the late 1940s.
Usage of TT printers in industry includes:
- barcode labels (as labels printed with thermal printer tend not to last long), or for marking clothing labels (shirt size etc.)
- Printing plastic labels for chemical containers (because the cheaper types of plastic would melt in a laser printer)
MOQ (minimum order quantity): 100 pcs
Lead time: from 1 week up to 30 - 45 days, depends on which model
Warranty: 1 year
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