There are a few different ways to print our labels and decals.
Thermal Transfer Printing
This is a process where the ribbon—which may be made of wax or resin—is melted onto the surface on which it’s being printed. It’s often used for barcode labels.
This is a similar process in that it uses heat to print, but the paper, rather than the ribbon, is heated. Type is produced on the paper in the areas where it’s heated.
Four-Color Process Printing
This process uses black and three secondary colors—cyan, magenta, and yellow—to print in full color.