As your business continues to expand, you definitely need reliable and efficient printing solutions to ensure that everything is accounted for properly and that your business is running smoothly. When you reach this stage, using the laser printer may not be the best option since it cannot handle all the workload.
This is where thermal transfer printers come in. This type of printer uses heat to react with the labels or with the ribbon to quickly print your text and images to your liking. In addition to that, this type of printer produces high-resolution text and images without using the liquid ink, which makes them environmentally-friendly than conventional printers.
Thermal transfer printers have a variety of benefits for companies. Here are some of the top benefits of thermal transfer printers over the conventional printers.
- Faster printing speed
With ink printers, it takes much time for the printer to put the ink on the page. Although it might seem like an insignificant amount of time, the wasted time can add up when huge loads of work need to be printed, and there are a lot of customers waiting in line for their receipts to be printed. But with the thermal transfer printer, ink isn’t used, which allows fast printing of images and texts. Of course, this will lead to faster customer checkouts, more customers served, and ultimately, more goods sold.
- Thermal printing is cheaper
If you have ever owned a printer, you definitely know how expensive it can be to replace the ink cartridges. On the other hand, a thermal transfer printer is inkless. They simply use heat to print texts and images on the paper. This means the company won’t have to spend more money on ink cartridges. By eliminating the need to stock up ink supplies, companies can reduce some of their operational costs.
- Minimal maintenance
It can be very frustrating when there is a lot of work to be done, and suddenly the work gets to a halt because a receipt printer or label printer suddenly malfunctions. Thankfully, if you have experienced employees, they will fix the printer and continue with the work. But sometimes you will have to call a technician to come and fix the issue. This will not only waste time but money too.
But with thermal printers, they don’t have moving parts as the conventional printers. This means there are fewer chances for them to break down. Again, with fewer moving parts, if something goes wrong, repairing it will be faster, easier, and cheaper.
- High-quality images
Another top advantage of thermal printers is that they produce high-quality images as opposed to conventional printers. That’s because it has no ink that can smudge.
- Improved workflow efficiency
While conventional printers can sometimes work perfectly, they are still not free from ink-related interruptions which can affect efficiency. That’s because there are times when employees may have to stop working and replace the ink ribbons and cartridges. On the other hand, thermal printers can print continuously since they don’t experience any ink-related interruptions.