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Barcode Printer Ribbon Technology

Protex Smart Technologies Co.,Ltd | Updated: Jul 13, 2017

Barcode printer brand has two printing methods: thermal printing and thermal transfer. Barcode Printer Ribbon Each method uses a thermal printhead to heat the print surface, Barcode Printer Ribbon and heat transfer is done by heating the ribbon and printing durable, durable patterns on a variety of materials. Barcode Printer Ribbon Thermal printing does not use ribbons, but prints directly on the label material. Barcode Printer Ribbon Thermal printing and thermal transfer are the best bar code printing technology, because they can be easily applied to a variety of sticky label materials, and with excellent edge definition print out accurate,Barcode Printer Ribbon high quality patterns. Each technology can produce one-dimensional, two-dimensional bar code symbols with patterns and text fonts with the same print resolution and speed.

Use a chemically treated heat-sensitive medium that darkens when the media passes from the thermal printhead. The thermal printer does not use ink, toner, or ribbon. Barcode Printer Ribbon The simple design makes the thermal printer durable and easy to use. Due to the absence of ribbons, the thermal printer operates at a lower cost than thermal transfer printers. The pattern on the heat-sensitive medium will fade over time. Barcode Printer Ribbon If the label is excessively exposed to heat, light or other catalyst, the material will darken so that the bar code can not be read.

The readability of thermal labels varies greatly depending on the conditions of use, but the technology provides sufficient service life for nominal labeling and many other common bar code printing applications. For example, after six months of storage in the distribution center, Barcode Printer Ribbon the direct thermal label can still be easily scanned.

In thermal transfer printing, the thermal printhead heats the ribbon and the ink melts on the label material to form a pattern. The ribbon material is absorbed by the medium, Barcode Printer Ribbon and the pattern forms part of the label. This technology provides unmatched pattern quality and durability for other on-demand printing technologies.

Compared with thermal printers, thermal transfer printers accept more varieties of media, Barcode Printer Ribbon including paper, polyester and polypropylene materials. Thermal transfer printers can produce durable rating labels, UL / CSA labels, labels and tickets, as well as wristbands, Barcode Printer Ribbon permanent asset labels, racks and other logos.

Wax is the most common, cheap option for many labeling applications. Resin ribbons can improve heat resistance, chemical resistance, and more for synthetic label materials.Barcode Printer Ribbon Resin improved wax ribbon combines both advantages and performs well on many label materials. To ensure print performance and durability, you must carefully select the specific label materials and ribbons. The choice of ideal ribbon depends on the material used by the label, the printer and the environment. Barcode Printer Ribbon By selecting the right media ribbon combination, Barcode Printer Ribbon the user can produce high quality labels that remain readable during production, logistics, and storage.