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What different between thermal transfer label printer and direct thermal label printer

What different between thermal transfer label printer and direct thermal label printer

  • 2017-12-05
They are all POS desktop label printer. We know they are all thermal label printer, but what is different between them? Let get starting as below.

Thermal transfer label printer
It is uses as the ink ribbon when printing. It is similarly to the way an inkjet printer would use the ink to print. Thermal transfer printing is a digital printing method, a thermal print-head applies heat to a wax or resin-based ribbon, that could melted to the label surface. So it will not fade over time. It could compatible with a wide variety of materials. In addition, it could printing in color when you asking for color ribbon.

Direct thermal label printer
Direct labels do not require the ribbon, ink and toner. The thermal print-head applies heat to its surface which use its heat to create image. It is support for labels and thermal receipt roll paper. The advantage for this type printer is costs less than thermal transfer printer and lower maintenance costs. Then, the paper is heat-sensitive, that the printing will fade over time. Meanwhile, the printer could only print in black and white, if you do not require for other colors, you can choose this label printer.

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Now you may know the basic points about the barcode label printer, you will be happy to know more about other POS machine printer or thermal mobile printer. Please kindly visit to our website: www.cashinotech.com

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