Thermal Transfer Printers

There are two types of thermal printers: Direct Thermal and Thermal Transfer Printers                

We explain the difference between the Thermal label printer types.

Thermal transfer printers use a digital thermal printing method that produces durable, long-lasting printed images on a wide variety of media by applying heat & melting a coating of thermal transfer ribbon onto the printed material.

With the ability to accept a wide range of heat sensitive media including paper, polyester, and polypropylene materials, these devices can print durable wristbands, asset tags, specialised labels, barcodes, tickets, and more. This thermal transfer technology process, method or technique is used for all long life/long-term markings like asset tags, inventory labels, durable labels, outdoor, freezer applications, and more.

Direct thermal printing is where the inked ribbon is removed from the process so media is more light sensitive, heat sensitive and sensitive to abrasions thus reducing its life expectancy of the printed product. This is mainly used where the low shelf life is not a disadvantage and it is especially important to print at low cost. Typical areas of application are tickets, cash register receipts, luggage tags, event tickets, shipping labels, pic labels, name tags, and visitor passes in hospitality and many different industries.

BIXOLON’s range of 2” and 4” desktop label printers offer either thermal transfer printing or direct thermal label printing to produce labels of high-quality for printed tickets, wristbands, and more.

Bixoloin Printer Brand Range of Thermal Printers: both Direct Thermal and Thermal Transfer Printers  

Our range of thermal label printers are simple to use and provide high-speed, superior 203dpi print quality. They print a range of characters and graphics including 2D Barcodes, Maxicode, PDF417, QR Code, and Data Matrix. Providing cutter or peeler label options.

Please note, Many of our desktop printers come with optional WiFi enabling simple, consistent printing from PCs or iOS™Android™, and Windows® smart devices.

To find the perfect print technology, ticket, receipt, label, or barcode printer for your organisation, simply browse below or call our European team on +49 211 68 78 54 0. You can learn more about our tablet printers or desktop compact printers by contacting us online.

If you want to find out more here is a link to the Wikipedia thermal transfer printing page

STP-103III

The STP-103III is a 2-inch (58mm) thermal printing solution. Producing 80mm/sec print speeds at 203dpi high quality print resolution, this is a super compact, cost-effective printing solution which is ideal for low volume receipting, summary report and more in Retail, Hospitality and Healthcare.

SRP-S300 Series

The SRP-S300 is BIXOLON’s high performance, economical 3-inch (80mm) thermal linerless label and receipt printer. Providing high performance printing up to 203dpi to product high quality printed media for a range of industries including Retail, Hospitality, Food Delivery, Logistics, Lottery and more.

BGT-100 (B-gate)

B-gate is a 3-inch (80mm) mPOS hub printing solution connecting traditional POS peripherals with tablet-based application. A cost-effective printing solution ideal for a range of applications including Retail, Hospitality, Ticketing, Supply Chain and more.

SRP-E300

The SRP-E300 is an cost-effective 3-inch (80mm) direct thermal receipt and ticket printer. Offering entry-level features and high print reliability. Its ergonomic design and competitive price point makes it the perfect solution for entry-level Retail, Hospitality and Ticketing applications.

SRP-Q200

The SRP-Q200 is 2-inch (58mm) super compact thermal printing solution with front and top exiting printing configurations. Combining fast print speeds, high reliability and value added features making it ideal for couponing or ticketing applications.

SRP-QE300

The economic SRP-QE300 is an entry-level printer with USB and Ethernet connectivity. Producing print speeds up to 200mm/sec with a print resolution of 180dpi to produce high quality texts, graphics, barcodes and QR codes.

SRP-350plusIII

The industry leading SRP-350plusIII 3-inch (80mm) direct thermal printer provides powerful printing performance paired with a user friendly design. Offering a range of functions and multiple connectivitiy options, it’s a solid solution for Retail, Hospitality, Ticketing, mPOS and Kiosk printing applications.

SRP-350III

The SRP-350III is a highly reliable 3-inch (80mm) direct thermal printer. Combining powerful printing performance and a user friendly design, at prints at speeds up to 250mm/sec at 203dpi making it ideal for a range of applications including Retail, Hospitality and Ticketing.

SRP-380 Series

The SRP-380 is BIXOLON’s premium, ultra-reliable, next generation 3-inch (80mm) direct thermal POS printer. A feature rich, reliable printing solution producing high quality texts, graphics and barcodes at up to 350mm per second, the solution is ideal for a range of applications including Retail, Hospitality, Ticketing and Self-Service Kiosk and more.

SRP-F310II Series

The SRP-F310II 3-inch (80mm) thermal printer, offers a front exit, splash proof design, featuring BIXOLON’s Liquid-Barrier™ technology and built-in power supply. Producing 180dpi or 203dpi printed media at an impressive 350mm/second supported by a comprehensive range of connectivity options making it suitable for a number of applications in Retail, Hospitality, Healthcare, Warehousing and more.

SRP-330II 3 inch printer

The SRP-330II is a 3-inch (80mm) cost-effective direct thermal POS printer providing exceptional value and reliability. Offering an ergonomic design, multiple connectivity options and high print reliability, it’s the perfect solution for Retail, Hospitality and Ticketing operations.

SRP-Q300 Series

The multi-functional SRP-Q300 Series is a 3” (80mm) front-exit ultra-compact receipt and ticket printer with flexible mPOS configuration capabilities. Designed to free up counter space and compliment the the latest mPOS system, the cost effective solution is ideal for Retail and Hospitality receipting and ticketing operations.


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