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Thermal Transfer Overprinters

For manufacturers, retailers and consumers across the globe, looking at the label has become a way of life: expiration dates, best by dates, ingredients, nutritional data, bar codes, special instructions, dosage amounts, scanner codes.

Today, the packaging and wrapping of almost every product imparts important, imperative information. And that data must be clear and concise, legible and long-lasting.

PrintJet USA designs, develops and delivers high-performing, long-lasting thermal transfer overprinters (TTO printers) that produce high-quality, high-resolution bar codes, labels, coding information, and other data for thousands of products used by millions of people every day.

The durable, reliable, versatile thermal transfer overprinters supplied by PrintJet USA are expertly engineered, precisely manufactured and rigidly tested to meet your exacting specifications and complete your most challenging coding and labeling tasks. Speak to one of our specialists now!

What is Thermal Transfer Overprinting (TTO)?

Thermal transfer overprinting, or TTO, is a digital technology used to print information, data, dates and codes onto thin, flexible packaging materials such as film, pouches, and labels.

On a TTO printer, a ribbon is positioned between a print head and the material to be printed. The print head activates, the ribbon heated, and ink released. The ink sticks to the material, cools, and within microseconds, creates a permanent, high-resolution image of batch codes, date codes, fully compliant barcodes, or other data.

What Materials Can You Overprint On?

PrintJet USA’s thermal transfer overprinters can create images on a wide variety of porous and non-porous materials:

  • Plastic
  • Glass
  • Metal
  • Cardboard
  • Wood
  • Film packaging
  • Labels
  • Gloss cards
  • Any flexible material

Examples of Overprinting:

Thermal transfer overprinting lets manufacturers determine where and when products were made, helps retailers track deliveries, sell products and maintain inventory, and provides consumers with important data by imprinting:

  • Bar codes
  • Expiration dates
  • Best by dates
  • Simple batch codes
  • Specialized logos
  • Nutritional data
  • Ingredient lists
  • Specialized graphics
  • Packaging information

What are the benefits of Linx thermal transfer overprinters?

PrintJet USA offers three thermal transfer overprinters ideal for providing legible, long-lasting labels and codes on thousands of products. PrintJet USA’s thermal transfer overprinters:

  • Are highly programmable.
  • Accommodate wide print areas.
  • Provide high print quality.
  • Print in various print colors
  • Integrate easily with offline, automatic feeding systems
  • Adaptable - text information, font sizes and styles can be changed quickly
  • Print on an array of packaging materials
  • Environmentally clean

With PrintJet USA’s high-quality thermal transfer overprinters, this information can be transferred on to thousands of products manufactured by a wide variety of industries:

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Linx TT5

Linx TT5 has a standard ribbon width (up to 2.17 inches), making it particularly suitable for printing best before dates, batch codes, and packaging. Bi-directional motors drive both ribbon unwind and re-wind reels, creating more prints per ribbon and leaving only a 0.02 inch gap between messages. Delivering low cost of ownership through an efficient use of consumables and no overprinting.

Linx TT10

Thanks to a wider ribbon width (up to 4.33 inches), the Linx TT10 can print longer messages. This is particularly suitable for ingredients lists, logos, and marketing information. Bi-directional motors help produce more prints per ribbon.

Key benefits

  • Clutchless ribbon drive minimizes ribbon breaks
  • Simple ribbon cassette for quick changeovers
  • Increases production line uptime
  • Cost effective
  • Easy to use color touch screen
  • Simple to operate
  • Flexible – can easily switch between intermittent and continuous modes
  • Installs quickly into production line

Linx TT500

The Linx TT500 thermal transfer overprinter is built with a 32mm wide printhead and is capable of printing onto flexible packaging and other materials. The TT500 can print on objects at a rate of 150 prints per minute and line speeds of up to 500mm per second.

Linx TT750

The Linx TT500 thermal transfer overprinter is built with a32mm or 53mm wide printhead, depending on the configuration selected. As with the TT500 the TT750 is also capable of printing onto flexible packaging and other materials. The TT750 can print on objects at a rate of 250 prints per minute and line speeds of up to 750mm per second.

Linx TT1000

The Linx TT1000 thermal transfer overprinter is built with a 53mm or 107mm wide printhead, depending on the configuration selected. The TT1000 is also capable of printing onto flexible packaging and other materials. The TT750 can print on objects at a rate of 700 prints per minute and line speeds of up to 1000mm per second.

Key benefits

All Linx TTO printers share the following benefits, when integrating any of them into your existing system, you should expect similar improvements or changes.

  • Operates without compressed air reducing installation and operating costs while maintaining quality.
  • Large range of ribbons to meet a wide array of applications.
  • Optimized ribbon usage with bi-directional stepper motors delivering more prints per ribbon.
  • Lightweight, simple, push button ribbon cassette system minimizing errors during ribbon replacements.
  • Easy to set and maintain print quality with electronic pressure controls.

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Delivering the Service You Deserve

PrintJet USA provides high-quality, long-lasting industrial coding equipment, replacement inks, makeup fluids, replacement parts and technical expertise for your most demanding coding needs.

PrintJet USA’s TTO printers produce precise product IDs with unmistakable clarity, and are trusted by the food, beverage, pharmaceutical, packaging and general manufacturing industries.

PrintJet USA can also customize systems to deliver effective, reliable and accurate marking and coding for all industrial applications. No matter how complicated or intricate your coding requirements are, PrintJet USA has the experience, expertise and equipment to meet and exceed your needs.


  • Provides total coding solution, including printers, inks, parts
  • Provides most economical cost per code possible
  • Offers competitive pricing
  • Boasts vast industry experience
  • Supplies printers to a wide range of industries
  • Professional, expert staff
  • Alert, responsive customer service

PrintJet has the Perfect Solution

At PrintJet we pride ourselves on being able to provide our customers with a total solution for coding equipment, inks and alternative parts for their specific application, while providing the most economical cost per code possible.

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