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Thermal Transfer Roll Labels for the Retail and POS Industry

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

Thermal Transfer Roll Labels are in much demand in the POS and retail industry these days. They are chiefly used to create price tags, labels, bar codes, images, and also other sundry information. Thermal Transfer Roll Labels are made from thermal transfer paper rather that direct thermal paper which is also used in many businesses and industries. The main difference is in the technology used. Thermal transfer printers are used for printing on these labels, while direct thermal printers are used for printing on direct thermal paper.

Thermal transfer roll labels generally consist of a standard core at the center and are wound with several meters of roll labels. These labels can be easily peeled of their base and are available in various depths and sizes. As described, printing on these labels is accomplished with the help of a thermal transfer printer. This printer works by using heated pins in its printhead to melt the ink in the ribbon that is transferred to the label.

The label is treated with wax and a base material that prevents the ink from spreading so that it is absorbed immediately and set permanently into the label material. Thermal printing is advantageous because of low maintenance costs and high speeds while printing. These rolls offer convenience as well as quality to retailers and other businesses and are usually available in a standard core size to fit most popular thermal printers.

If you are worried about getting your source of thermal transfer paper, then relax. They are easily available at most local office supply stores. Nowadays, you can even purchase them on the Internet. By ordering from the Internet, you save time and there’s the advantage of added convenience. So, you can shop faster and products are delivered at your preferred address within the specified period.

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