Thermal transfer foils are also known as ribbons, carbon ribbons or printing foils. They put letters and characters on the labels. We supply thermal transfer foils for all common label printers in qualities that meet your requirements.
Depending on the application, ribbons with special properties are also required. A basic distinction is made between the following qualities: wax, wax-resin and resin.
For example, while wax ribbons are the cheapest, they can only be used on paper and cardboard materials and their print is neither smudge-proof nor scratch-resistant. If you need a more resistant print, wax resin (smudge-proof) or resin (smudge-resistant & scratch-resistant) are the better choice. These ribbons can also be used in combination with foil labels.
Accordingly, the right combination of thermal transfer film and label surface is crucial for print quality. It also determines the life of the printhead, the durability of the print image, the print speed and the heat requirement of the printhead. We would be happy to advise you on the choice of your label / ribbon combination.
You can of course get ribbons in the basic color black and in a very wide range of colors such as white, red, blue, green or metallic. If you regularly need multi-color labels, our selection of inkjet label printers could also be of interest to you.