Thermal transfer foil
Thermal transfer foil is an important raw material in the printing sector. It allows for printing solutions on a wide variety of materials such as paper, plastic and textiles. The foil is transferred to the material to be printed by means of heat. But what are the advantages?
One of the greatest strengths of thermal transfer foil is the high flexibility in the choice of the material to be printed. Whether paper, plastic, textile or metal – almost any material can be printed with the right foil. In addition, it is available in many different colours and designs, which allows for great design freedom.
Thermal transfer foil also plays an important role in the food industry. The foil meets the highest requirements for hygiene and safety and can be used on a wide variety of packaging such as bags, cups or films. The foil must also meet the legal requirements for food labelling.
We offer you a variety of several thermal transfer foils for different applications. Depending on the requirements and printer specification, we produce the foil solutions individually for you in consistently high quality – from simple black to colour foils and gold. We permanently keep a range of high-quality standard thermal transfer foils in various widths in stock that are suitable for almost all printing surfaces and available for short-notice delivery dates.
Benefit from attractive end-to-end solutions and have your labels delivered with suitable thermal transfer foil. All labels that are intended for printing will be tested on our in-house thermal transfer printer for quality assurance purposes. That way you can be certain that your labels and foil will optimally complement each other.
Types of thermal transfer foil
A distinction can be made between three types of material:
Wax foil is the standard foil for simple printed products that are not intended for a long service life. It is often used in the field of logistics labels and barcode labels. Scratch and smudge resistance is only available to a limited extent.
Wax/resin foil is considered a universal foil because it can be easily printed on many different surfaces. It has good scratch resistance and is insensitive to moisture.
Resin foil is suitable for special applications when the label printed in the thermal transfer process has to withstand possible contact with chemicals. This thermal transfer foil can be used to print extremely difficult substrates, which may even contain a certain proportion of silicone. The scratch resistance and water resistance is optimal, so that the label can withstand the most adverse conditions.
The WF 3000 foil is a simple wax foil with outstanding printing quality on writing materials or lightly machine-coated surfaces.
WHF 11000 is a universally applicable wax/resin thermal transfer foil and works on all common machine-coated surfaces as well as on foils.
The WHF 6000 foil is a modified version of the WHF 11000. The slightly modified mixing ratio of the wax and resin components has been optimized for PP foil. It is particularly suitable for long runs, e.g. for closure labels.
For multi-layer labels, we recommend using the HS 9000 foil. This is a pure resin foil for special applications since the colour coating adheres to slightly siliconized surfaces.
If your thermal transfer foil demand is comparatively high, we offer the service to pre-produce your semi-annual or annual demands for future collection.