The advantages of using a direct thermal printer
What is direct thermal printing?
In the label industry, there are two thermal printing methods: direct thermal and thermal transfer. Both methods use a thermal printhead that applies heat to the surface being marked. Thermal transfer printing uses a heated ribbon to produce high-quality images on a wide variety of materials. On the other hand, direct thermal printing requires no ink or ribbons.
Who uses direct thermal printing?
Though many do not know about this printing technique, direct thermal printers can be found in almost every place where you make a purchase. It is what gives you your debit and credit card transaction receipts, it’s what usually prints your restaurant bill, and it’s been used in fax machines for decades. Commercial applications of thermal printers also include filling station pumps, information kiosks, point of sale systems, voucher printers in slot machines, print on demand labels for shipping and products, and for recording live rhythm strips on hospital cardiac monitors.
Why use direct thermal printing?
Dymo printers are the most popular printers for small and medium sized businesses and offices. They are smaller, faster, and print more quietly than dot matrix printers. Direct thermal printers are also lighter and consume less power. It is better to use a thermal printer because it doesn’t use ink and it doesn’t require a ribbon like a thermal transfer printer needs. So in the long run, for businesses that print labels on a daily basis, it saves money.
Doctor’s offices, veterinarians, churches, schools and even paint stores can save cost when using direct thermal technology, Wedge Labels offers thermal paper compatible with all Dymo, Seiko and Zebra printers. In a variety of colors, shapes and sizes, browse our product now and get labelling today!
Until next time,
Wedge Labels Team