We explain the difference between the Thermal label printer types.
Direct thermal printing is where the inked ribbon is removed from the process so media is more light sensitive, heat sensitive and sensitive to abrasions thus reducing its life expectancy of the printed product. This is mainly used where the low shelf life is not a disadvantage and it is especially important to print at low cost. Typical areas of application are tickets, cash register receipts, luggage tags, event tickets, shipping labels, pic labels, name tags, and visitor passes in hospitality and many different industries.
Thermal transfer printers use a digital thermal printing method that produces durable, long-lasting printed images on a wide variety of media by applying heat & melting a coating of thermal transfer ribbon onto the printed material.
BIXOLON’s range of 2” and 4” desktop label printers offer either thermal transfer printing or direct thermal label printing to produce labels of high-quality for printed tickets, wristbands, and more.
Our range of thermal label printers are simple to use and provide high-speed, superior 203dpi print quality. They print a range of characters and graphics including 2D Barcodes, Maxicode, PDF417, QR Code, and Data Matrix. Providing cutter or peeler label options.
Please note, Many of our desktop printers come with optional WiFi enabling simple, consistent printing from PCs or iOS™, Android™, and Windows® smart devices.
To find the perfect print technology, ticket, receipt, label, or barcode printer for your organisation, simply browse below or call our European team on +49 211 68 78 54 0. You can learn more about our tablet printers or desktop compact printers by contacting us online.
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