Thermal transfer printing is a bit of a different story. As we mentioned, in the process of thermal transfer printing there is no paper, instead, there is a ribbon that is heated.
Next, the ribbon is pulled across the printhead, which transfers the ink to the page. The ribbon is a particularly thin, flexible material that is used to transfer ink to the page. It is coated with a material called wax. The wax is heated by the printhead and transfers the ink to the page.
The thermal transfer printing produces excellent quality prints and the prints that come out are highly durable and resistant.