Thermal Transfer Overprinting

Produce crisp and durable printing on flexible packaging films and self-adhesive labels with Thermal Transfer Overprinters (TTO) from Matthews.

Linx TT10

Code onto flexible film packaging (flow wrap), labels or gloss card.

Linx TT5 Washdown

Makes cleanup easier when your application needs daily washdown.

Linx TT5

Ideal for product ID applications in the snackfood, confectionery and fresh produce sectors.

Linx TT3

Simple date and batch coding with variable information onto flexible film packaging.

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Thermal Transfer Printer

Matthew's range of Thermal Transfer Overprinters (TTOs) use a high-resolution thermal printhead to produce crisp, clear barcodes and information directly onto products. Highly suitable for printing onto flexible packaging, the thermal printhead prints onto a range of ribbons to produce exceptional quality codes.

With their superior technology, our TTO printers require less maintenance and have faster ribbon changeover time; this reduced downtime lets your production lines run longer.

When using the thermal transfer printers you can print everything from simple date codes and batch codes to logos, product descriptions, ingredients lists, nutritional panels and fully compliant barcodes. If you need high-density barcodes and labels with longevity, a thermal transfer printer is an excellent option. 


Advantages of a Thermal Transfer Printer

Thermal transfer printers use a high-resolution thermal printhead, which melts a wax and/or resin-based ink from a very thin thermal transfer ribbon (or “foil”) coating onto the surface of your product.

  • Efficient printing: TTO printers are designed for reduced downtime and maximised ribbon economy keep your business running smoothly.
  • High quality print results: The smooth, waxy surface of the thermal transfer ribbon creates less friction when applying your code onto the product, making it ideal for high-speed production lines
  • Long print-head life: Print-head life is frequently doubled with a thermal transfer barcode printer compared to a direct thermal barcode printer
  • High-resistance codes: Thermal flexible packaging printing creates a highly resistant product that is able to withstand any chemicals, humidity, UV rays, abrasion and climatic changes that your packaging may encounter on its journey through the supply chain.




Thermal Transfer Printing on Fresh Produce

Thermal Transfer Printers can effecitvely and efficiently produce high quality date and batch codes onto fresh produce flexible film packaging.


Thermal Transfer Printing on Dairy Packaging - Cheese Slices

Thermal Transfer Printers are able to quickly and reliably produce clear date codes onto cheese slice packaging and other dairy products with ease.

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