Thermal-transfer ribbon foil selection

The right ink ribbon for your application

Thermal-transfer foils

Thermal-transfer ribbon selection

Thermal-transfer ink ribbons are also called thermal transfer foils, carbon ribbons, and TTF or TTR (thermal-transfer ribbon). Depending on the purpose, different types of ink ribbons can be used in thermal-transfer printing.

You choose the right thermal-transfer ink ribbon for your project based on several criteria. The type of surface to be printed on and the durability of the print are especially important. Printing with thermal-transfer ink ribbons generally delivers sharp-edged results, giving you the certainty that your barcode is easy to read.

Thermal-transfer foils

Thermal-transfer ribbons for luggage

Classic black or color? You can choose here, too. Thermal-transfer foils come in many colors, including your exclusive corporate color.


color your brand® by KURZ strengthens your brand with barcodes and labels in your distinctive corporate color.


Choosing the right manufacturer is just as important as choosing the right thermal-transfer foil. After all, you want to make sure that your labels and barcodes remain easy to read over time. You've also got to be able to rely on the smear- and scratch-resistance of the ink ribbons. KURZ is the only manufacturer of thermal-transfer ink ribbons in Germany - and that since 1991. Not only do we know thermal-transfer printing, KURZ is global market leader in hot-stamping foil. We supply thermal-transfer ink ribbons from Germany, which must meet strict quality standards in production.

If you are wondering which thermal-transfer ink foil best suits your application, you have come to the right place. Our experts will be glad to advise you.


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