Direct Thermal Printer VS Thermal Transfer Printing
There are usually two ways of thermal printing : Direct Thermal Printing and Thermal Transfer Printing. However, it may confuse some users that what the difference are between these two printing method ?
Direct thermal prints images by heating the thermal paper which requires no ribbon. The advantage of direct thermal printing is that zero ribbon installation which saves your cost. Others, direct thermal printing prints more clear images. Being easy and convenient is the features of direct thermal label printers. However, direct thermal label printing has its disadvantage -- The image it prints will die away as time goes by or be exposed to high temperature environments.
Transfer thermal label printer prints with ribbon which will add the cost when you use it. But with ribbon printing, the label can resist the effects of being in a high temperature or other harsh environments which keeps as clear as if it is just printed, especially using Resin-made ribbon.
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