The main difference between the two is direct thermal printing does not use a ribbon. Direct thermal printing does require the use of special heat-sensitive substrate material. The printer head activates the heat-sensitive coating on this material which forms a black image. Thermal transfer printing uses a ribbon where ink is transferred under heat and pressure.
Ribbons are used only with thermal transfer labels, not with direct thermal labels.
Product returns will only be accepted with a valid Returned Goods Authorization (RGA) number conspicuously displayed on the outside of the returned package. To obtain an RGA number, please contact your Sales Representative.
The ribbon width should extend past the edge of the label material to prevent damage to the printhead from abrasion by the label material. For example, a 2.5 wide label would require a 3-inch wide ribbon. Many ribbons are larger than their specified width (4-inch ribbons, for example, are typically 4.33 inches wide).
Generally, orders for stock items will arrive within one to five business days from the date the order is placed. Shipping times can vary depending on your location. For items that are not in stock, your Sales Representative can give you an estimated delivery date.
Unfortunately, to control shipping and handling charges so we can continue to offer the lowest prices in the industry, the company cannot sell items in increments other than full case quantities. Consult your Sales Representative to find out the standard case quantity for the many products Buckeye Business Products offers.
Absolutely, Buckeye Business Products extends credit terms to its customers based on each customer’s creditworthiness.
First of all, Buckeye Business Products has created an innovative, fully-integrated production process in its state-of-the-art production facility that allows it to produce thermal labels and ribbons at the lowest possible costs. We then sell those products to you, the end-user, cutting out several middle-men and the cost associated with them. The company passes these savings on to you.
We Offer 4 Different Label Core Sizes:
- Industrial Printer Rolls – 3″ Core
- Weigh Scale Printer Rolls – 1.5″ Core
- Desktop Printer Rolls – 1″ Core
- Mobile Printer Rolls- 3/4″ Core
Our Thermal Ribbons Come In The Following Core Sizes:
- Industrial Printer Wax Ribbon Rolls – 1″ Core
- Desktop Printer Wax Ribbon Rolls- 1/2″ core