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Thermal transfer printable label tape is polyimide based permanent pressure sensitive acrylic adhesive tape, designed for thermal transfer printing with black (or colored) resin base ribbons. It is also designed for barcode or alphanumeric identification of printed circuit boards or related electronic components. Thermal-transfer printing is a digital printing method in which material is applied to paper (or some other material) by melting a coating of ribbon so that it stays glued to the material on which the print is applied. … It is the most widely used printing process in the world for the printing of high-quality barcodes. Transfer tape, also known as application tape or “pre-mask”, is a staple of digital graphics. Application tape is so called because it transfers your vinyl graphics and decals after you’ve cut them on your vinyl cutter. Some vinyl like 6mil Chalkboard or printable wall vinyl, can be transferred by hand. A thermal transfer printer is a type of printer that creates labels and signs by melting wax or resin-based “ink” onto paper, tape (made of nylon, polyester or vinyl), and even materials like heat shrink tubing. Thermal transfer’s printers are known for their smear-proof images and resistance to fading, and are particularly well suited for creating barcodes. Thermal adhesive is a type of thermally conductive glue used for electronic components and heat sinks. It can be available as a paste (similar to thermal paste) or as a double-sided tape. It is commonly used to bond integrated circuits to heat sinks where there are no other mounting mechanisms available.