Thermal transfer printing can be used to print variable data such as product information, best before dates, batch codes directly on the products primary packaging.
There are huge opportunities to supply thermal transfer ribbons for use in printing product information, best before dates, batch codes directly on the products primary packaging or onto labels that are applied directly to a product. Desktop or industrial printers can be used along with in-line / TTO coders. It is a common misconception that any best before dates or batch numbers are only printed using ink jet or hot stamping foil. In actual fact because of the excellent print clarity of thermal transfer technology this is a favoured technology.
Examples of primary packaging are shown below: