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Label & Ribbon Resources


Thermal Transfer vs. Direct Thermal - What's the Difference?

If you have years of experience printing your own labels, you may already know the answer.  For others the answer may not be that simple.  Maybe you just started a new position and thermal printing falls under your list of responsibilities, or maybe your company has just started printing their own labels and you are all new to the process.  Either way, if you are new to thermal printing or just need a refresher, this article will give you the rundown on thermal transfer vs. direct thermal labels.  Read More...


Thermal Transfer Ribbons - Different Categories

Did you know that there are different types of thermal transfer ribbons? Are you curious as to why you may be using a wax/resin thermal transfer ribbon instead of a full resin ribbon?  Or, why you are using a wax/resin ribbon if a resin enhanced wax ribbon will work?  In this article, we are going to give you the rundown on the different categories of thermal transfer ribbons and various case uses for each.  Read More...


Preventative Maintenance & Troubleshooting Tips

Light print, spots or voids, blurry or smeared bar-codes; it must be the ribbons fault, right?  Not so fast.  Most printing problems have nothing to do with the ribbon itself, but the thermal printer’s condition, settings and components.  Check out these tips below before you throw out that new case of ribbons.  Read More...