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Thermal Transfer vs Direct Thermal Printing: Which is Best?

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The battle of thermal transfer vs direct thermal printing is most often won by answering a simple question: Do you require long-lasting barcodes to identify products and tag assets, or do you need to print items with shorter shelf lives, such as shipping labels, receipts, or tickets? Most organizations with dedicated barcode systems use either thermal transfer or direct thermal ... Read More »

Thermal Transfer Printing Produces High-Quality Barcode Labels That Last

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Thermal transfer printing is one of the most widely used print technologies for dedicated barcode systems. Ideal for a variety of applications, thermal transfer printers use a heated print head and a thin ribbon to create high-quality, long-lasting barcode labels. How does thermal transfer printing work? Barcode ribbons have a wax, resin, or a wax/resin coating on one side. When ... Read More »