Hot Foil Printing Technology

Taymer’s hot foil printing technology is ideal for bright, clear, high quality cable marking on tough-to-mark-on surfaces like Cross Linked Polyethylene, Nylon and Teflon. Hot foil printing is a very durable method of cable marking, well suited for outside plant cable marking. Due to the flexible design, some models can print on top and bottom of the cable as well as metric and footage.

Taymer's Advantages

How it works:

  • To print on cables, the operator sets up the print drum with print inserts and a print head and the hot foil tape.
  • The print drum will heat up according to a set temperature.
  • As the cable is passing through the printing area, the print drum (with print head and inserts) are rotating at a relative speed.
  • At the point of contact between the print drum and the cable, print characters are transferred onto the cable by heat-pressing through the colored hot foil tape.
  • Depending on the pressure, an indent is usually formed on the cable as well, giving a permanent colored print on the cable.
  • The used part of the hot foil tape will advance forward and would not be used until the next set of prints. As for the print head, it will advance automatically to the next number.
  • This printing cycle can happen at a rate of 600 feet / minute.