Thermal Transfer Printer
Definition - What does Thermal Transfer Printer mean?
Techopedia explains Thermal Transfer Printer
There are many distinct advantages in using a thermal transfer printer. Compared to other on-demand printing technologies, the image quality and durability of this printer are the best in the industry. Also, compared to other types of printers, this printer supports a wider range of media types such as polyester and polypropylene materials in addition to paper. It is also capable of withstanding extreme temperatures, sterilization, chemicals and even ultraviolet exposure.
However, there are some disadvantages in using a thermal transfer printer. It is expensive to operate and requires more time to change the ribbons and to load the print media. Moreover, it is not environmentally friendly as used ribbons must be disposed of.