The image that is produced with Thermal Transfer labels is compatible with a variety of environments. Printers that use ribbons will have a system to hold and control the ribbon during printing to prevent ribbon wrinkling and monitoring ribbon out conditions.
How do printer ribbons work?
There is a spring on the printer head that allows the paper to come into contact with the ink. When heat is applied to the paper and ink, the ink sticks to the paper because it is melted by the heat.
What is printer ribbon made of?
Wax/resin ribbons are popular due to the fact that many labs require durable, yet flexible labels. Resin RIBBONS can be used to print on any type of plastic label.
How long do printer ribbons last?
We recommend keeping supplies for no more than one year, since the shelf life varies by manufacturer. Printer ribbons are more prone to rip or tear as they age.
Does a thermal printer use a ribbon?
A thermal printer uses heat to print. It only uses a special type of heat-sensitive material that blackens when heat is applied.
How long do thermal transfer ribbons last?
The thermal ribbons can be kept for two years before they become useless.
What are Zebra ribbons?
The zebra print ribbon is an awareness ribbon for rare diseases and cancers including but not limited to neuroendocrine tumors, carcinoid cancer, Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes and awareness of other rare diseases.
Can I print on satin ribbon?
This material can be seen in a print. Due to its low price, we have customers who use it, even though it isn’t as bold as some of the other types of ribbon. It is used in floral arrangements and can be used outside.
What is acetate ribbon used for?
It’s a bright and brilliant type of ribbon that’s perfect for gift wrapping, floral arrangements, crafts and do it yourself projects. It can be used at weddings, parties, and other events.
How does a thermal transfer ribbon work?
Thermal transfer technology uses heat-sensitive carbon ribbon, which is melted onto the substrate as it passes over a hot print head. The images and texts are printed onto the label. Depending on the media and printer used, you can choose the right ribbon.