Thermal Transfer Overprinters

The ultimate thermal transfer overprinting solution for coding onto flexible film packaging, labels or gloss card. The Linx TT Series of thermal transfer printers is extensively used across the snack food, confectionery and pharmaceutical sectors.

We have a wide range of thermal transfer printers, printing on different sizes and types of material, meaning we can cater to a variety of different sectors. Their design makes them ideal for use in the packaging printing industry, coding and marking plastics and other flexible materials with barcodes and logos. 

Key Benefits

  • 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 one single unit 
  • For fewer ribbon changes 1200m ribbons are available
  • Intelligent management – on-board 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
  • Washdown variant 

All the benefits for flexible film packaging printing (flow wrap), labels or printing onto gloss card are combined in the Linx TT5 Thermal Transfer Overprinter. The Linx TT Series delivers a variety of thermal transfer product identification solutions that will function efficiently in a number of sectors, including snack food, confectionery and pharmaceuticals. 

The standard width ribbon (up to 55mm) of the Linx TT5 is particularly suited to packaging printing, especially when it comes to best before dates and batch codes.


Increased production line uptime

  • Clutchless ribbon drive to minimize the risk of ribbon breaks 
  • Simple ribbon cassette for quick changeovers

Lower cost of ownership

  • Efficient use of ribbon with only 0.5mm gap between messages 
  • One of the longest standard ribbons on the market – 1200m – for fewer ribbon changes

Easy to use

  • Simple to follow instructions 
  • Color touch screen results in fewer errors 
  • Extensive on-board diagnostics packages with Fault, Warning and Help messages to optimize productivity
Exceptional flexibility
  • Easy switching between intermittent and continuous printing modes
  • Left or right hand operation

IP55 and IP65 protection

  • Dedicated IP rated TT5 printer 
  • Installation and performance exactly the same as for the standard Linx TT5 
  • Uses a washdown cassette for IP65 protection of the printer during washdown 
  • The controller is rated to IP55 protection 
  • Printer and controller stay in place on the line during washdown, saving you time

Technical Specification

Printing Capability

  • Ribbon width of 20mm – 55mm
  • Maximum ribbon length of 1200m
  • Print speed: intermittent motion mode from 50mm/sec to 800mm/sec
  • Print speed: continuous motion mode from 40mm/sec to 1000mm/sec
  • Wide range of ribbon colours with excellent rub resistance and superb adhesion to packaging materials


  • Claricom CLARiSOFT image design software
  • Multiple graphic formats supported
  • Auto best before date calculations
  • Scaleable text including rotation, mirror and inverse printing
  • 512mb message store memory
  • WYSIWYG print preview
  • 3 levels of password protection

Physical characteristics

  • Clutchless bi-directional ribbon drive
  • Full colour touch screen
  • IP55 and IP65 rating with dedicated printer


Related Accessories

Linx accessories are designed to enable correct integration of the Linx TT5 with your production line. For unusual or challenging set-ups, our customer engineering department can build customized printing solutions to suit every application.

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