Desktop Printers

TD-4410-D

TD-4410-D

A direct thermal printer prints by applying heat to the material. It does not use any ribbon, ink or toner, but it requires a special type of heat-sensitive material that blackens when heat is applied.

Because the label material is heat sensitive, it fades and the label can become hard to read and scan over time. In addition, direct thermal labels are sensitive to abrasions and exposure to water, chemicals, and strong sunlight.

For these reasons, direct thermal printing is not the best choice for long-term use. By the same token, direct thermal printing still provides a sufficient lifetime for many applications. In general, direct thermal is best for applications that require a label that needs to last less than six months, such as shipping labels, receipts, tickets, and labels for perishable goods.

Product Features

  • Leading print performance for small and large volumes
  • Quality Labels for a dependable printer
  • Integrations to get you printing fast
  • Direct Thermal and Thermal Transfer options

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TD-4420TN

TD-4420TN

Thermal transfer printers use ribbons made of wax or resin-based ink that melt onto the printing media (e.g., a label or similar) and create a long-lasting, high-quality image. This technique provides unmatched printing quality and durability.

Thermal transfer printing is ideal for long-term applications in which the printing media will be used for more than six months or will be exposed to harsh conditions such as chemicals, light, high temperatures or water. For this reason, thermal transfer printing is great for asset tracking, laboratory specimens and blood bags, outdoor applications, permanent identification, and cold and freezer storage.

Thermal transfer offers a large variety of printing materials, including paper, plastic and polyester. These materials have varying levels of longevity, with polyester being the most durable with the longest lifetime. Label materials can be carefully matched with different types of ribbons for maximum durability. In addition, thermal transfer printers provide the option to use colored ribbons to improve label appearance or to streamline operation with color-coded labels.

Product Features

  • Leading print performance for small and large volumes
  • Quality Labels for a dependable printer
  • Integrations to get you printing fast
  • Direct Thermal and Thermal Transfer options

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Jacob Fox

Business Development Manager
Phone:800-354-9776 ext. 3323
Email: jfox@bluestarinc.com