Ensuring that any product and packaging is quickly traceable in complex supply chains is imperative in the protection of valuable brands. In general, readable and scannable code which is able to cope with the specific treatment of packaging, for example, food products in retail channels, is crucial in achieving optimal traceability. As product coding is often performed "in-line" requiring ever-increasing speed of production, creating a readable variable print that meets compliance standards is ever more challenging.
Thermal Transfer is a flexible printing technique that continuously delivers durable and compliant variable print at high production speeds. As a result of being a direct technique, Thermal Transfer limits the influence of outside factors on the print result. Owing to this trait, Thermal Transfer Printing ensures the high performance in terms of durability and resistance, often required and regulated in the production of food, pharmaceuticals, outdoor materials and many more.
Find the Thermal Transfer Ribbon for your application requirements.
In-line print on packaging, especially on flexible materials, demands specific Thermal Transfer Ribbons. This is because the high speeds of the production line make near-edge thermal transfer printing the only option. Certainly, wax/resin ribbons have the proper combination of characteristics to perform according to industry standards:
Owing to these characteristics, Wax/resin ribbons are suitable for not only print & apply but also flexible packaging applications where more durability or speed is needed.
Since the early ’80s, DNP (Dai Nippon Printing Co. Ltd.) has built-up a long-standing history of developing Thermal Transfer Ribbons. DNP’s Thermal Transfer Ribbon assortment is constantly developing to fulfil industry requirements. M295HD is a near-edge example of a wax/resin ribbon that works excellent on flexible packaging materials. However, DNP has ribbons for not only near-edge but also flat-head printers in the wax/resin assortment such as M255 and M265 for flat-head and TR4500 for near-edge. Additionally, DNP developed all ribbons with an exclusive back-coating technology that delivers anti-static properties for easy handling, uninterrupted print and superior printhead protection.
DNP specialises in helping you harmonise substrate, printer and ribbon. All this, with ribbons tailored to your needs and technical support in our DNP lab or on-site, in your own production environment. Because at DNP, we believe in partnership, that provides the swift and tailor-made answers that you need.