Direct Thermal Printing Technology. This print technology is commonly used on items with a short lifespan such as shipping labels and receipts. This print technology uses chemically treated heat-sensitive media that turns black when it passes under a heated print head.
Direct thermal and thermal transfer. MSM Solutions has partnered with Leibinger to offer integrated solutions for product marking coding and verification. There are two thermal printing methods.
Thermal transfer printers use a thermal print head to transfer a solid ink from a ribbon onto a label supply usually made from vinyl polyester nylon or other thicker materials to produce a permanent print.
Continuous ink jet printing CIJ is one of the most flexible and versatile on-line printing technologies available and it covers the broadest range of coding and marketing applications with very few limitations. Thermal printers are fairly inexpensive. Unlike Thermal transfer printers this kind of industrial printer has no ribbon ink or toner. A direct thermal printer prints by applying heat to the material.