Thermal transfer foil for high-quality labels

The thermal transfer foils of myLabels GmbH are characterized by high quality, good scratch resistance and long durability

What is thermal transfer foil?

Thermal transfer foil is also known as ribbon or ink ribbon. It is a film consisting of three layers, with the center made of a polyester film. One side is coated with an ink layer of wax, wax-resin or resin. The other side of the thermal transfer ribbon carries a layer of silicone for protection against wear and static charge. The label printer’s print head generates a temperature of at least 60°C. The heat causes the ink layer to transfer to the label. Readability and durability of the print depend on the selected quality of the thermal transfer foil.


Which kind of ribbon qualities are available for thermal transfer foils?

myLabels GmbH offers thermal transfer ribbons in different kind of qualities:


Wax coated ribbons are suitable for paper and cardboard, used as shipping labels and also as identification labels .

Examples of use: Shipping labels, goods identification labels, price marking labels.

Resin / Wax

This coating is suitable for smooth paper or plastic labels with low abrasion and better scratch resistance than wax ribbons.

Examples of use: Packaging labels, warning labels


A resin-coated ribbon has particularly high scratch resistance and very low abrasion. Therefore, the premium ribbon can be used to print labels made of plastic that are resistant to temperature and solvents.

Examples of use: Serial number and type plates, logos, labeling in the automotive sector, lifetime marking.

Special foils

myLabels also offers gold and silver foils, which are suitable for hot embossing imitations.

Examples of use: Hot embossing imitation, decorative labels

Application areas of thermal transfer foil

The ribbon is used to print on a wide variety of label materials using the thermal transfer process. Printing is performed by detaching the ink from the transfer ribbon. Depending on the quality used, a different print image is shown and also scratch resistance and durability differ.

Why using thermal transfer foil from myLabels?

The company myLabels is ISO-certified and, in addition to selling thermal transfer ribbons, also develops, produces and distributes labels.

Furthermore, myLabels offers label printers and labeling systems as a commercial agency of the company cab Produkttechnik GmbH & Co. KG. Maintenance and repair are also part of the offer, so that customers receive a complete supply from one source.

We would be happy to present the various label materials to you during a personal consultation and explain which applications they are best suited for.


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