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When to Upgrade a Ribbon

05 March 2019
When to Upgrade a Ribbon

The payoff for selling premium ribbons is big. You can get better margins, lock-in business with a label solution and keep competitors out. But, do you know when to step up to a more durable ribbon? Here are a few guidelines you should consider.


Technology Comparison: Direct Thermal vs. Thermal Transfer

02 February 2019
Technology Comparison: Direct Thermal vs. Thermal Transfer

Thermal transfer and direct thermal are two options for printing variable data on tags and labels. IIMAK explains the differences between these technologies and how to select the right print method for your application.


6 Trends that impact TTR

07 January 2019
6 Trends that impact TTR

IIMAK shares 6 trends that can impact Thermal Transfer Ribbons sales in 2019. Find out what you need to know to stay ahead in the thermal transfer industry


Barcode and Labeling Specialists Conti Systems visit IIMAK Headquarters

26 November 2018

Recently, Business Development Manager, Louis Conti, of Conti Systems visited IIMAK Headquarters in western New York.


Understanding Flathead and Near-Edge Thermal Transfer Printing Technologies

06 November 2018

Thermal transfer utilizes a digital printing process which makes it ideal for printing one-off, unique barcodes on tags, labels, and packaging. It’s also ideal for printing alpha-numeric information such as lot codes, expiration dates, and serial numbers. Flathead and Near-Edge are two types of printhead technologies utilized in thermal transfer printing today. While both technologies offer increased efficiencies to manufacturers, there are a few differences between the two.