Ribbons for TTO solutions can vary widely in terms of adhesion and code quality. Manufacturers need optimal legibility, high print adhesion at fast line speeds, and better scratch resistance. A longer ribbon roll helps reduce the number of changeovers and the required energy to transfer the ink to the substrate should also be considered. Ribbons that function well in today’s manufacturing environments have specific traits, including:
Not all ribbons are equal when it comes to Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). Investment in higher quality ribbons for thermal transfer overprinters helps reduce cost of aftermarket consumables while extending the life of the TTO equipment. Hitachi can help you choose the best ribbon solution for your TTO.