Thermal Transfer Overprinting (TTO), also known as continuous film printing, creates high-definition images by using a printhead to push a ribbon into direct contact with a substrate.

Thermal transfer printers are clean and simple to use, and well-suited for a variety of materials including plastic films, flat packaging, label stock, plastic and foil.

Because they can be used in either continuous or intermittent print modes, they offer a versatile production line solution for anything from pricing, date and time coding, barcodes and QR codes, to logos, ingredient lists and promotional messaging.


Linx TT3

Compact Thermal Transfer Overprinter

The Linx TT3 is our entry-level solution. It is an ideal replacement for hot-ink rollers, hot foil coders, indentors and other older coding technologies, giving you all the benefits of modern high-performance thermal transfer technology at a very low price.

Featuring the same WYSIWYG colour interface as the TT5 and TT10, just in a more compact form, the Linx TT3 is perfect for simpler coding applications such as standard date and batch coding.

The TT3 features the same clutchless drive system as its bigger brothers, offering superb performance and reliability but in a smaller footprint, with a maximum print width of 33mm.

Features
  • Ribbon width of 33mm for basic batch code applications.
  • Clutchless, bi-directional motor for greater flexibility – unwind and rewind ribbons, with reliable, constant ribbon tension.
  • Print intermittently or continuously from one single unit.
  • Intelligent management and onboard diagnostics enable you to view ribbon, machine and print status via a simple on-screen display.
  • Intuitive touch screen user interface with WYSIWYG message creation is simple and error-free.

Linx TT5

High Speed Thermal Transfer Overprinter

The Linx TT5 delivers 300dpi print resolution at speeds of up to 60m/min, with a maximum print width of 55mm.

Featuring an advanced clutchless ribbon drive system, the Linx TT5 offers the simplest ribbon loading system available, making ribbon reloads super quick and easy. The intelligent motor control system provides continuous ribbon tension adjustment, ensuring perfect print and smooth operation.

The Linx TT range offers both continuous and intermittent print modes in a single package. This means with one unit you can print on the fly, or print when the material has stopped moving. The TT5 is the ideal printer for the majority of coding applications, offering the perfect mix of performance, features and price, all backed up by Linx’s enviable reputation for reliability.

Features
  • Ribbon width of 55mm for standard best before and batch code applications.
  • Clutchless, bi-directional motor for greater flexibility – unwind and rewind ribbons, with reliable, constant ribbon tension.
  • Print intermittently or continuously from a single unit.
  • For fewer ribbon changes, 1000m+ ribbons are available.
  • Intelligent management and onboard diagnostics enable you to view ribbon, machine and print status via a simple on-screen display.
  • Intuitive touch screen user interface with WYSIWYG – message creation is simple and error-free.

Linx TT5 Washdown

IP65-rated Thermal Transfer Overprinter

The Linx TT5 Washdown is a special IP-rated version of the TT5. It features an IP65-rated controller and, when the special washdown cartridge is fitted, an IP55-rated printhead. This means the TT5 Washdown can be used in environments where regular washdown of the equipment is required; where other brands of coder would require the whole unit to be removed from the machine.

Features
  • Ribbon width of 55mm for standard best before and batch code applications.
  • Clutchless, bi-directional motor for greater flexibility – unwind and rewind ribbons, with reliable, constant ribbon tension.
  • Print intermittently or continuously from a single unit.
  • For fewer ribbon changes, 1000m+ ribbons are available.
  • Intelligent management and onboard diagnostics enable you to view ribbon, machine and print status via a simple on-screen display.
  • Intuitive touch screen user interface with WYSIWYG – message creation is simple and error-free.
  • IP65 rated controller with IP55 rated printhead.

Linx TT10

High Speed Thermal Transfer Overprinter

The Linx TT10 delivers 300dpi print resolution at speeds of up to 60m/min, with a maximum print width of 110mm for printing larger areas, such as nutritional information, ingredient lists and branding of generic packaging.

Featuring an advanced clutchless ribbon drive system, the Linx TT10 offers the simplest ribbon loading system available, making ribbon reloads super quick and easy. The intelligent motor control system provides continuous ribbon tension adjustment, ensuring perfect print and smooth operation.

The Linx TT range offers both continuous and intermittent print modes in a single package. This means with one unit you can print on the fly, or print when the material has stopped moving. Coupled with CLARiSOFT™ message creation and printer management software, you have a complete coding and printing solution that can be centrally managed and monitored.

Features
  • Ribbon width of 110mm for longer messages including ingredients and marketing information.
  • Clutchless, bi-directional motor for greater accuracy – unwind and rewind ribbons, with reliable, constant ribbon tension.
  • Print intermittently or continuously from one single unit.
  • Intelligent management and onboard diagnostics enable you to view ribbon, machine and print status via a simple on-screen display.
  • Intuitive touch screen user interface with WYSIWYG – message creation is simple and error-free.
  • Message creation using CLARiSOFT™ (as an option).
  • A fully featured package for error free coding.

TTO Traverser

Traversing Unit for Multi-lane Coding

The Reynolds TTO Traverser is a single or twin-axis traversing unit that allows any Linx TTO to be traversed horizontally or vertically across the web. Typically used in thermoformer machinery to allow coding across multiple rows and columns of product at once, it can also be used in VFFS and other applications to allow coding across webs that would otherwise be too wide.

The TTO Traverser features a colour touch screen interface that allows for simple set-up of multiple product settings and easy calibration of print positions. The heavy duty mounting frame can be specified in any width, with a wide variety of web path and mounting bracket options enabling it to be fitted to most types of machinery.

Features
  • Available in single or twin-axis configurations.
  • Maximum edge-to-edge print window of up to 1m.
  • Configure any number of print positions.
  • Product library function for easy saving and recall of different product settings.
  • Intuitive colour touch screen user interface.
  • Robustly engineered with IP rated controller, suitable for use in almost any environment.