Thermal transfer overprinting machine series, or TTO, is a digital printing technology that has been developed specifically to be used with flexible materials, making it ideally suited for this process, while other coding methods have multiple uses. Markem-Imaje has pioneered thermal transfer coding technology for over three decades. Our comprehensive SmartDate® Series, the industrial thermal transfer overprinter series, provides the most reliable high-quality codes on flow wrappers, bags, tray seals, pouches, sachets, vacuum packs or labels.
For over a decade, Markem-Imaje has pioneered thermal transfer coding technology. Their comprehensive thermal transfer SmartDate® Series of coders provides the most reliable high quality codes, best date, logo & barcode printing on flow-wrappers, bags, tray seals, pouches, sachets, vacuum packs or labels. SmartDate is the market leading thermal transfer in line over the printer. TTO printer designed for the most demanding, high volume applications.
These thermal transfer printers provide the most reliable solutions for both continuous and intermittent operations, the fastest print and acceleration/deceleration speeds and support a wide variety of barcode options with zero preventative maintenance required.
SmartDate X30 is a robust one-box solution that can be easily installed on your line or integrated by OEMs. It is the ideal coder for low to medium speed production lines printing on flexible film.
Designed for medium-duty applications, the SmartDate X45 delivers high-quality coding on flexible film packaging up to 220 packs per minute. Its fully intuitive 10.1” user interface makes daily operations easy and straightforward while providing the most valuable information you need to optimise and improve your Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) through MI Sigma reporting.
Designed for the most demanding, high-volume applications, the SmartDate X65 delivers high resolution coding on flexible film packaging as fast as 455 packs per minute. Its fully intuitive 10.1” user interface makes daily operations easy and straightforward and provides the most valuable information you need to optimise and enhance your Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) through MI Sigma reporting.
Designed for wide-format printing applications, the SmartDate X65-128 delivers high-volume, high-resolution printing on flexible film packaging at speeds up to 700 mm/s.
Prevent costly product recalls and scrap by ensuring the presence, position and quality of the code on every pack.
Designed for medium to high-volume thermal transfer SmartDate applications on your packaging machine, Detect-Plus is a stand-alone, embedded print and detect solution that ensures traceability and code quality on your products.
Benefits of thermal transfer overprinter
- Zero preventative maintenance
- Prints up to 1,000 mm/s at full 300 dpi
- Option to print up to 1800 mm/s
- Meets extreme substrate acceleration/deceleration challenges
- Prints at speeds as low as 5 mm/s
- Advanced ribbon saving features including industry leading 0.5 mm print gap delivering more prints for the same length ribbon
- Advanced digital colour control enables you to set printer and production parameters including auto-rolling of date and shift codes
- Switch from intermittent to continuous operation easily on X60 version
- WYSIWYG print preview displayed on the colour touch-screen
- USB connectivity to download print images and collect coding data logs from standard memory sticks
Thermal Transfer SmartDate Series printer delivers high-quality printing on flexible packaging films, foils and labels for continuous and intermittent operations, at the fastest print and acceleration/deceleration speeds. They include multiple ribbon-saving features.
Markem Imaje always delivers high quality equipment to give their client the best solutions for the coding machine, marking machine and branding machine. Contact Al Thika for further assistance.
Thermal transfer technology
Thermal transfer technology combines a thermal printhead and a polyester ribbon coated with ink on one side. Heat transfers the ink from the ribbon onto the packaging film that is marked as it passes under the thermal printhead. The thermal printhead is made up of a row of independent tiny resistors mounted on a ceramic support. These resistors are then activated based on the characters to be printed, melting the ink on the ribbon and “transferring” the selected characters to the packaging film.
A wide range of approved high quality thermal transfer ribbons for both flat and near edge printheads. All stored in our temperature controlled warehouse an Al Quoz Dubai U.A.E.
Flexible packaging like flow-wrappers, bags, tray seals, pouches, sachets, vacuum packs or labels. Such as ULMA machines supplied by Al Thika Packaging.
Food and mechanical engineering.