The Thermal Transfer Ribbons Offered by Rudkav Meet a Critical Need of Retailers – Barcode Printing
Thermal transfer ribbons are an essential part of the thermal transfer printing process where there are two other vital components – the print head and the substrate, which can be paper, or some other compatible materials. The thermal transfer ribbons – 110mm x 300 meters or in other size variations are used by customers depending on the printers they are going to use. In the print setup, the ribbon is in the middle, the print head on top and the paper is at the bottom. One of the reasons why some users prefer thermal transfer printing is because it offers greater durability of the print output.
Difference between direct thermal and thermal transfer printing
There are some major differences in the scope of utility offered by direct thermal printing (where no ink or ribbon is required) and thermal transfer printing. In case of direct thermal printing, where heat is transferred onto the thermal coated paper, no other substrate except the thermal paper will produce the print output. That’s because the thermal coating on the paper reacts to the heat exposure through the print head to produce the print output. In the case of thermal transfer printing there is no such binding parameter as far as the substrate is concerned. It can be paper, polyfilm, polyester, and polypropylene materials among others.
Thermal transfer printing is essential for barcode printing
Barcodes are a critical and essential part of the packaging process and every product sold at the retail stores need to have a barcode. Most products supplied by manufacturers have barcodes printed on their packaging but there are also instances when certain products don’t have any barcodes accompanying them. In such cases the barcodes need to be generated at the POS (Point of Sale) for which there are specialized thermal transfer printers. A barcode printer ribbon is therefore an essential part of the process of printing barcodes at the retail POS.
Rudkav is an established supplier and wholesaler of barcode ribbons as well as the paper needed for printing barcode stickers. We make sure that you get just the right kind of ribbon and paper for printing barcodes as it will ensure the best print output for the barcodes. As manufacturers of thermal paper we ensure safety of end users by avoiding use of harmful chemicals like BPA (Bisphenol A). Similarly, the thermal transfer ribbons we supply are also safe and harmless.