Loop label printer: The thermal transfer printer

You want to print your loop labels yourself and are looking for a loop label printer?

Here we explain what a loop label printer is, the challenges you face when printing loops, and why a thermal transfer printer can overcome these challenges and is the right choice for printing your labels.

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What is a loop label printer?

If you want to print loop labels, it is best to do it with a loop label printer, because it is specialized in printing loops. Not all printers are capable of printing this type of label effectively and legibly. Different types of materials can also be printed with a loop label printer. The printer that is usually used for printing loop labels is the thermal transfer printer.

Loop labels printer

What are loop labels?

As the name suggests, loop labels have the shape of a loop. They have the advantage that they can be easily attached to products, making them ideal for labeling goods. The Data-Label loop labels are very robust, waterproof and UV-resistant and can thus be used in various industries.

If you'd like to learn more about loop labels, you can check out our blog post on "loop labels plastic: why they're a smart choice" .

What are challenges in printing loop labels?

Printing loop labels with a loop label printer presents several challenges. The first challenge comes from the different sizes of loop labels. So before you buy a loop label printer, check to see if it can print the size of your loop labels.

Since loop labels are often exposed to weather and UV radiation in many industries, the print must be able to withstand these conditions without fading over time. Printing speed can also be a challenge. Depending on what industry you're in, you may find that a high print speed is important to you. In this case, you should check beforehand if the loop label printer is capable of achieving this speed.

Often loop labels are also printed with complex and elaborate designs. If you also want to print such a design on your labels, you will need a loop label printer that comes with these print settings. To get your desired design, make sure the printer has the necessary printing technology before you buy.

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How does the thermal transfer printer work?

For printing loop labels, as already mentioned, a thermal transfer printer is used in most cases. This printer uses heat to transfer the design onto a label. You insert a ribbon or Thermal Transfer Ribbon into the printer. You can then load your loop label into the printer and run the print job. The heating elements in the printer will then heat it to match your desired design. The color of the Thermal Transfer Ribbon melts and is thus transferred to your label.

Thermal transfer ribbons colored for loop labels printer

What are the advantages of a thermal transfer printer?

A thermal transfer printer brings a number of advantages, which makes it suitable for printing loop labels. Thermal transfer printers have high print quality and can print clear images and text with great detail. In addition, prints made with such a printer are often durable and resistant to heat, water, and UV light. With a thermal transfer printer, you can usually print all sorts of designs in different colors by simply changing the ribbon. Barcodes can also be printed accurately with this printer, making them easy to read.

The Honeywell PM45 203 dpi thermal transfer printer from Data Label is a reliable and robust loop label printer. This one supports a range of resolutions, so you can use it according to your needs. With the Honeywell, you can reduce your working time as the printer has a high printing speed. The thermal transfer printer from Data-Label will also print your loop labels accurately and waterproof. If you want to use an inexpensive thermal transfer printer to get started, the Data label thermal transfer printer G4 300 DPI could be ideal for you. You can also find the matching thermal transfer ribbon in our store!

Tips for an optimal printing result

When printing on loop labels with a thermal transfer printer, there are some tips that can help you get the best results:

  • The right ribbon: Depending on the material your labels or loop labels are made of, a different ribbon is suitable. If you are printing on paper, it is best to use a wax ribbon. If your labels are made of plastic or metal, use resin ribbons. You can find wax, resin or wax-resin ribbons in our Data-Label Shop.
  • The right labels: If you want to achieve a good printing result, you should also use loop labels that have a good quality, so that a high-quality and durable printing is possible. You can find high quality loop labels made of plastic here.
  • The print alignment: To ensure that the print is in the right place, make sure that the labels are well seated in the printer.
  • A test print: Before you start printing your labels, you should always perform a test print. This way you can see if the printer is set up correctly and you get your desired result and design.
Thermal transfer printer tips for use

Loop Labels Printer Overview

  • Use a loop label printer for printing your loop labels
  • Loop labels are used in various industries for marking products and are characterized by quick attachment
  • Printing loop labels presents several challenges
  • A thermal transfer printer is best suited for printing on loop labels
  • This uses heat to transfer the design to your label
  • Thermal transfer printers are characterized by high print quality and durable prints
  • A reliable and durable thermal transfer printer is the Honeywell PM45 203 dpi from Data Label
  • Use the right ribbon and high quality loop labels to achieve a good print result

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