Gary Bolton is the Product Marketing Manager for thermal transfer overprinting solutions at Markem-Imaje. He has been with the company since 2011, and in the coding and marking industry for over 20 years.
Flexible film is today’s fastest-growing category of packaging, finding uses in a wide range of products. As a digital technology designed for flexible film, Thermal Transfer Overprinting offers many advantages over alternatives.
Like any technology, it’s helpful to understand how it works before delving into optimization. The main elements of a TTO printer are the printhead, the inked ribbon, and the roller, or a flat platen for intermittent applications.