TTO Printers(Thermal Transfer Overprinting)

HPRT TTO(Thermal Transfer Overprinting) printers provide an ideal solution for precise coding and marking on flexible packaging, films, and labels. Designed for real-time and variable data printing, they efficiently handle expiry dates, 1D and 2D barcodes, batch numbers, logos, ingredient lists, and pricing. These thermal transfer overprinters seamlessly integrate into both horizontal and vertical packaging machines and production lines, making them a valuable asset in industries such as pharmaceuticals, food, and logistics.

HPRT Thermal Transfer Overprinters


Graphic User Interface

Features an 8-inch color touchscreen for straightforward operation, with an icon menu and shortcut keys for easy navigation. The user-friendly interface ensures accuracy, while detailed diagnostics and password protection enhance reliability. Supports convenient on-site template editing.


TTO Printer Universal Bracket

Offers simple installation and versatility, easily mountable on various packaging machines and compatible with other TTO products, reducing additional costs.


TTO Ribbon

Rich colors and various sizes thermal transfer overprinting ribbons. HPRT FC/EFC Series ribbon cassette is design for easy installation and fast ribbon replacement. Accommodates up to 900mm ribbon length, compatible with all machine models, reducing spare part costs.

HPRT Thermal Transfer Overprinting Effect

HPRT Thermal Transfer Overprinting Effect

 HPRT TTO Printers Key Benefits

● Reliability: Automatic ribbon tension control, minimal 0.5mm gap between prints, reducing downtime and print errors.

● Ease of Use: Simple setup and maintenance with no special training required for the Android controller.

● Efficiency: The ribbon can move in two directions while maintaining the appropriate tension - ensuring only a 0.5mm gap between two prints. When the ribbon is not used, it can be reused after each print to achieve optimal efficiency

● Flexibility: Compatible controller for models FC53, FC32.

HPRT TTO Printers Performance Video

Contact Us

Talk To Our TTO Experts Today !

Learn more about HPRT Innovative industrial coding and marking solutions.

Showcasing Our Team, Partners, and Valued Customers

TTO Partner Training in Mexico

TTO Partner Training in Mexico

HPRT Team Attending Exhibition

HPRT Team Attending Exhibition

Customer Visit HPRT Office

Customers Visit HPRT Office

TTO Partner Training in Russia

TTO Partner Training in Russia


1. What's a coding machine/printer?

A coding machine(printer), is a device used for imprinting information like dates, batch numbers, MRP, or product details on packaging materials. There are two primary coding methods in the market:

a. Non-Contact Coding:

Inkjet Coding Machines: Use ink to print codes without touching the product.

Laser Coding Machines: Employ lasers to etch codes onto surfaces.

b. Contact Coding:

Ink Roll Coder: Applies ink directly onto the product through physical contact.

Hot Stamp Coding: Uses heat and pressure to transfer coding from a foil to the product.

Thermal Transfer Overprinting (TTO): Transfers ink from a ribbon to the product using heat.

Heat Sealing Coding Machine: Imprints codes during the heat sealing process of packaging.

2. What is thermal transfer overprinting (TTO), and how does it work?

TTO is short for thermal transfer overprinting. TTO Printing is a printing process requires a thermal transfer printhead(TPH) of the TTO printer and ribbon to contact the packaging material.

Step 1. The tiny heating point of TPH enables printing to reach a printing resolution of 300 dpi (12 dots/mm).

Step 2. The ink on the ribbon is melted by instant heating and then transferred to the packaging material.

Step 3. Printing can be formed on the packaging material through the relative movement of the TPH and the ribbon and the packaging material.

Step 4. Intelligent control enables the heating point to print various contents on the packaging materials.

3. What are the applications of thermal transfer overprinting?

Print Pricing, Dates, Times, Trace ability info, Barcodes, Logos, Ingredient statements, Promotional Messaging on consumer packaged goods and pharmaceutical soft packaging.

4. Things to consider when purchasing a thermal transfer overprinter (TTO)?

Packaging Machine Type: Determine if it's vertical or horizontal, intermittent or continuous.

Packaging Film Type: Assess compatibility with materials like polypropylene, polythene, paper, metalized foil, or a mix.

Film Speed: Evaluate if the film speed fluctuates, increasing or decreasing during operation.

Print Frequency: Consider the number of products printed per minute.

Image Specifications: Look at the size and orientation of the image, along with variable information needs.

Mounting: Check if the TTO printer supplier offers bracket that fits your setup.

Sample Production: Confirm if samples have been produced at the required speed and quality.

Ribbon Suitability: Determine whether the standard ribbon is adequate or if a resin ribbon is needed.

Suitability for Environment/Application: Assess if the environmental conditions and application are appropriate for thermal transfer technology.

Featured Blog Articles

TTO Printers

Case Study: HPRT's TTO Printers Enhance Flexible Food Packaging in Russia's Dairy Industry

TTO Ribbon

RosUpack 2024: HPRT Showcases Cutting-Edge TTO Printers and Labeling Solutions

Thermal Transfer Overprinter

Best Pouch Batch Coding Machines for Candy Production Lines

HPRT TTO Printers

Integrated Application of Thermal Transfer Overprinter and Automatic Bag Feeder


  • Type of Request: *
  • Name: *
  • Telephone:
  • E-mail: *
  • Country:
  • Company Name :
  • Message: *
We use cookies on our website to give you the very best user experience. By using this site, you agree to its use of cookies.

Send An inquiry

Send An inquiry

    Please fill in your name,email and requirement

  • Please fill in the type of request.
  • Please fill in your name.
  • Please fill in your email.
  • Please fill in your inquiry content.