Thermal transfer printing – foil
Please don’t hesitate to get in touch – we will be happy to advise you with regard to which foil is most suitable for your application.
Tip: pre-printed labels
Thermal transfer foils offer only a limited range of colours. Are you happy with your printing results?
Our pre-printed labels also make it possible to produce multi-coloured textile labels using your single-colour thermal transfer printer. The setting you want for your flexible text, with a perfect visual result, and at a reasonable price.
Foils for thermal transfer printing are available in different qualities, with the deciding factor being the optimum combination with the material to be printed:
- Wax foil
Least expensive quality, mainly used for printing on paper labels. High covering ability, even on undulating surfaces. Disadvantage: smudges easily. Not suitable for textile applications, as it is not resistant to rubbing or washing.
- Wax/resin foil
Medium price bracket, for paper and plastic labels. Not suitable for textile printing. Higher covering ability than resin foil.
- Resin foil
Wash resistant up to 95°C possible with the right combination of the foil and textile base materials.
- Colourful foils
We are happy to provide an overview of the available colours of resin foils for textile labels on request.
- Gold & silver
The wash resistance of thermal transfer prints with gold and silver foils is relatively low (maximum 5 x 60°C). We therefore only recommend these thermal transfer foils for textile labels if the required wash resistance is of secondary importance.