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Thermal Printing

Thermal transfer printing is ideal for cable, wire, hose and pipe identification and marking. It is also used for printing vinyl wraparound labels, raised panel plates, PUR and laminate cable markers. Printed to your specification, we can supply large or small runs of pre-printed sleeving, markers and labels which meet with commercial, industrial, military and mass transit standards and are packed ready for use.

Thermal transfer is a largely computerised print process making it perfect for print projects requiring varying text and marker sizes or where print requirements do not involve intricate design or special print effects and colours. It uses a thermal print-head to apply heat to the surface being marked. Used in conjunction with a heated ribbon, thermal transfer printing produces durable, long lasting, text and images on a wide variety of materials. We use specialist label creation software meaning set up costs are minimal and there are no tooling fees. All of which allows for a quick, low cost printing solution flexible enough to meet a variety of needs whilst still allowing logos or branding to be added to ensure a professional touch unique to your company. It is an alternative to in-house printing as no costly outlays are required for printers and consumables, training and in-house labour. This makes it ideal for ad-hoc, prototyping and projects where outlay on specialist consumables is not considered viable. Should the decision be taken to take these printing projects in-house, we can supply the necessary consumables to ensure continuity of quality.

Artwork service

As part of the fully comprehensive print process, we offer a free artwork service. This involves, advising on print suitability, resizing to fit final fitted size and re-ordering information supplied in spreadsheet format according to the sequence of installation or into kits.

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Key Information

Recommended use: Commercial/ industrial labelling, marking and identification, simple branding, projects requiring a variety of texts and sizes

Suitable substrates: Non-adhesive heatshrink polyolefin, heatshrinkable layflat PVC, kynar, PVC, vinyl wraparound labels, panel plates, PUR and laminate markers

Sleeve diameter: 1.6mm – 50.8mm as standard (for other sizes, please contact us)

Sleeve Length: No restrictions on sleeve length

Max print area: Up to 100mm wide, length unlimited

Print formats: Single and double sided, horizontal, offset or centred, sequential, prefixed, suffixed, serialised, barcodes, single and multiple lined prints, specific fonts, logos and symbols

Print colours: Black*, white, gold and silver

Supplied format: Pre cut markers, cut to length, continuous lengths in coils and reels, perforated, semi-cut

Packing: In poly bags, on organised/ ladder-style carriers, kitting

*Print permanence can be guaranteed to SAE AS81531:1998, point 4.6.2 if required

Max sleeve diameter

50.8mm ID

Max print area

100mm x unlimited

Standard print colours

Black, white, gold

Recommended use

Commercial/ industrial labelling
Marking/identification Simple branding
Projects requiring a variety of texts and sizes

Print capability

Basic logos and symbols
Sequential/ prefixed/ suffixed/serialised numbers
Specific fonts

Print format

Single/ double sided, Horizontal/vertical
Single or multiple lined prints

Supplied format

Cut sleeves
Uncut in coils/on reels
Cut to length
In poly bags
On ladder style carriers

Sleeving types

Non adhesive heatshrink polyolefin
Layflat PVC
Raised panel plates, Wraparound labels
PUR & laminate markers



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Free Artwork Service

As part of the fully comprehensive print process, we offer a free artwork service for both thermal and hot foil printing. This involves, advising on print suitability, resizing to fit final fitted size and re-ordering information supplied in spreadsheet format according to the sequence of installation or into kits.

To ensure superior print results, it stands to reason that artwork needs to be best quality and this is why we advise on whether artwork is suitable for purpose in terms of fine detail and ornate graphics which may not successfully transfer to smaller sleeves and markers, or where a high shrink rate is required. Furthermore, as heatshrinkable products do not shrink in a uniform manner (transverse and longitudinal shrink ratios differ widely) we resize artwork so that there is a strict correlation between original and final fitted dimensions.

We accept many formats for artwork including, but not limited to, tiff, eps, bmp, jpg, gif and PDF. For jpeg, save your image using the best quality. We use a single colour print system. This means the sleeving and print can be different colours, but the print itself can only be one colour. For best results send your image in black and white with what you would like printed in black. We can then take the image and print it on your selected sleeving in the correct print colour.

We also print from spreadsheets, CSV or text files, .lists or drawings. Where required, we can sort, print and pack according to the sequence of installation.

Complete Cable Identification Solution

With so many cable identification solutions on the market, it can be hard to match these to your specific needs. Printasleeve offers a complete service based on our many years of experience and development in this highly specialised field. We know what works and how to get the best results.

This allows us to offer a fully supported package to get you set up quickly and easily. Whether you are looking to source a complete cable identification package or consumables for an existing one, we will only offer products which have been fully tested by us and in which we have complete confidence. Take advantage of Printasleeve’s over 25 years of printing experience to find the perfect combination for your requirements.