Printer Ribbons

Modern printers are presented in a selection of sizes and forms, and they differ in their internal design and working principle. Various kinds of printers are utilized in different spheres. Some gadgets use liquid ink, while others have powder-like blends used to create an image on a substrate. There are printers that use special ink-covered ribbons to embed the picture or a pattern on the paper or any other material. Mega Depot offers a great selection of heat-transferring ribbons from the best manufacturers in the industry.

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The working principle of ribbon-based printers is somewhat different from those of laser and inkjet printers. The printhead of a thermal-transfer printer is wide and has special elements lengthwise, which determine the pattern that is printed. A special ink-covered ribbon is placed between the material and the printhead, and due to temperature alteration, the ink is separated from the ribbon and melted into the material. This method is considered to be efficient at creating images that are not susceptible to smearing and do not fade, therefore heat-transfer printing is often used in printing barcodes and identification information on labels. Labels are usually standardized in size, so ribbons match these parameters as well.

Another type of ribbons you can buy on our website is laminating ribbons. These heat-sensitive ribbons are used in special laminating devices that create a protective layer over a document. Lamination is widely used to protect important documents from damage.