Print quality and barcode readability are paramount. Our resin ribbons are highly durable on polyester labels with excellent print quality in thermal printers like Zebra, Sato, Honeywell, Brady, TSC, etc.
Labels are critical in processing and storing tubes, vials, and slides. Blood bag labels are another common thermal transfer application. Printed barcodes must withstand harsh conditions, including stain protocol, solvents, autoclave sterilization, and cryogenic freezing. Labels are generally small scale and can be 2-part. Sometimes, clear over-lamination tape is built-in to the label.
In the US, the FDA governs the Unique Device Identification system (UDI), while the European Union implements Medical Device Regulations (MDR). Thermal transfer is used for labeling unit packs, inner packs, and master cartons. Label reliability is vital for supply chain efficiency and patient safety.
Pharmaceuticals & Nutraceuticals
Thermal transfer can be used for the identification and tracking of drugs. However, images must be smudge-resistant to ensure information remains readable. In institutional settings, barcode readability is vital to assure patients or residents receive the correct medications every time.
IIMAK direct thermal technology is common for printing detailed images needed for viewing sonogram results. Print quality & barcode readability is paramount. Our resin thermal transfer ribbons are highly durable on polyester labels with excellent print quality in thermal printers such as Zebra, Sato, Honeywell, Brady, TSC, etc.