Thermal Transfer Overprinter (TTO)

Widely known for coding on a variety of substrates such as plastic films, flat packaging, label stock, plastic, and foil.

What is Thermal Transfer Overprinter (TTO) ?

Thermal Transfer Overprinting (TTO) is a printing process that applies a code to a flexible film or label. Thermal Transfer Overprinting (TTO) uses a thermal printhead and thermal transfer ribbon. The coloured ink in the ribbon is transferred onto the printing material in the specified target area to produce a code. Therefore choosing the right Thermal Transfer Ribbon (TTO) ribbon will not only effect the print quality, but also could increase your printhead lifespan.

Different materials of TTO Ribbon?

At S&K Asia, we provide Thermal Transfer Overprinter (TTO) ribbon with 2 different materials: Resin and Wax/Resin. The different types of ribbons have a different print sensitivity. This means they transfer ink at different temperatures of the printhead. Higher resin content results in higher print temperature which makes the printing more durable on the packaging film.

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Wax/Resin Ribbon

SK32522 – Specialty Near Edge Wax/Resin

SK32522 Specialy Near Edge Wax/Resin is the next generation of near edge ribbon for the flexible packaging industry!

SK42425 – Premium Near Edge Wax/Resin

SK42425 Premium Near Edge Wax/Resin prints dark images at high speeds and low energy settings on a wide variety of labels.

Resin Ribbon

SK42424 – Classic Near Edge Resin

SK42424 Classic Near Edge Resin is high performance ribbon provides excellent printing quality, high scratch and smudge resistance, and a good in abrasion resistance.

SK52524 – High-Speed Durable Near Edge Resin

SK52524 High Speed Durable Near Edge Resin surpasses the competition in abrasion resistance and is viable solution to many applications.

SK62624 – Specialty Near Edge Resin

SK62624 Specialty Near Edge Resin outperforms the competition in heat, abrasion and scratch resistance tests on quality packaging films.

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