Articles by Marian Marn

Articles by Marian Marn

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Customer Spotlight: TruColor

Making edible creations pop with brilliant colors found in nature without affecting their nutritional makeup is a passion for TruColor. TruColor provides a healthy alternative to food colorings that use synthetic ingredients with artificial preservatives. Its natural colors are free of FD&C dyes, artificial preservatives and “Big 8” allergens, which include milk, eggs, fish, crustace...
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Thermal Printer & Printhead Maintenance Tips

Thermal printers are manufactured to generate crisp, clear images and text in high volume environments. Properly maintaining the printer is critical to ensuring that your printer continues to generate high quality images and text. There are two main types of thermal printers. Direct thermal printers generate the desired printed image by heating coated thermal stock. A printhead is used ...
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Label Removal Process, Tools & Applications

Today’s labels are manufactured using a range of adhesives to provide the level of adhesion required by the application – whether it is to keep the label attached permanently, such as a safety label or product label for a bottle or jar, or a label designed to be removed after purchase, such as a label for kitchen and bath products. Removing these labels and the underlying adhesive completely re...
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Permanent & Removable Adhesive Labels

With today’s adhesives, labels can be manufactured to provide permanent adhesion when applied or allow the label to be removed and, if needed, reapplied. When determining which type of label to use, it’s important to understand the uses and benefits of each. Both permanent and removable labels can be produced using direct thermal, thermal transfer, laser, and inkjet printers, with clear, sha...
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Inkjet vs Laser Printers & Labels: Pros & Cons

Inkjet and laser printers offer printing solutions for small volume printing. They provide good quality printing and are most often used for low-volume office and personal use. Inkjet Printers & Labels Inkjet printers print by spraying ink onto the paper or other media. The ink is absorbed into the media to produce the type or images desired, requiring slightly porous media for best resul...
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Thermal Paper Roll FAQ

Do you have a thermal printer? Check out this awesome infographic from our friends at Fuzhi Paper Co!.
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Direct Thermal vs Thermal Transfer Printers

Direct Thermal Printers Direct thermal printers use heat-sensitive, chemically treated paper or media that turns black when it is exposed to a thermal printhead. The type or image is printed directly onto the paper or media. Direct thermal printers are easy to use and less expensive to operate than most other printers. However, since the media turns black when exposed to heat, the printer does...