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Media and Supplies for Printers

Based on unique printing and coating technologies developed over the years, Toppan supplies recording media (sublimation type/melting type) for transfer printers which can be used for various digital printing devices to meet a variety of customer needs.
The sublimation type is predominantly used for photo printing, ID cards and in the field of amusement.
The melting type is mainly used in surface printing, such as in optical discs, and also in barcode printing.

Media and Supplies for Printers

Sublimation-type and melting-type thermal transfer ink ribbon

Sublimation type

When heat is applied, only the dyestuff within the ink layer is transferred.

Hot-melt type

Clear expression of colors is possible. Suitable for photo printing, identification papers and ID cards.

Sublimation type

When heat is applied, the entire pigmented ink layer is transferred.

Hot-melt type

Possesses high durability and is suitable for surface printing such as optical discs and barcode printing.

Product Variations and Main Applications

Toppan supplies a range of product variations including sublimation-type and melting-type ink ribbons as well as receiver paper and label base paper suited to each type of ribbon. Sublimation-type ribbon is mainly used for the photograph printing, ID cards and in the amusement sector, while the melting-type is used for surface printing such as optical discs, and barcode printing.

Type

Products

Main applications

Sublimation-type

Sublimation-type ink ribbon

Photograph printing, ID cards, the amusement sector

Receiver paper

Melting-type

Melting-type ink ribbon (full color)

Optical discs (CD-R, DVD-R, etc.), passports

Melting-type ink ribbon (monochrome)

Barcodes, nameplates, date stamps

Hot stamp

Golf balls

Label base paper (film-type)

Barcode labels, name labels, shelf tags

Product Variations and Main Applications

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