Unlike normal printing processes, the thermal printing process uses a coating of ribbon or what is called a thermal transfer ribbon, that is melted down so that it binds to the material on which it is being applied. This is unlike direct thermal printing where no thermal transfer ribbon is used in the process
One of the main benefits of a thermal printer is that it gives you the ability to control the heat generated by each heating element using a signal that corresponds to the target pattern. The thermal printing process we know today was actually invented in the 1940s and according to Gekko UK Ltd (http://www.gekko-
This is because thermal printing is extremely versatile and can be used for a whole range of printing needs from bar coded labels to ID cards.
Gekko are keen to emphasise the fact that thermal print heads are the heart of any thermal printer, which is why it is important to choose the best quality most durable products on the market.
The latest new range of Print Heads add to the extensive choice already supplied by Gekko UK. Gekko supplies more than 20 different brands to manufacturers all over the world and there are plans to expand on this in the future.
gekko-uk.co.uk specialise in thermal transfer ribbons and thermal print heads and supply products to manufacturers and resellers throughout Europe and beyond.