Thermal Transfer Printing

U.S. Nameplate Co. handles thermal transfer printing for vinyl and polyester materials. We stock a range of materials in varying thicknesses, colors, and surfaces and can print projects of most any size. Thermal transfer printing is used in indoor and mild outdoor applications, and for a wide variety of industrial, commercial, or consumer packaging applications.

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About Thermal Transfer Printing

Thermal transfer printing is a process which uses heat and pressure to melt and transfer a pigmented resin coating onto the surface of a vinyl or polyester material. The printer or stamper uses a digital thermal print head or a heated magnesium etched die to press into the polyester film ribbon (sometimes called "foil"), which is coated on the label side with a wax, wax-resin, or pure resin pigment. The pigment melts, and is pressed (transferred) into the vinyl or polyester atop a driven rubber roller or rubber platen.


  • Vinyl
  • Polyester