Patent Number: 6,166,755

Title: Thermal transfer ribbon with paper leader and trailer

Abstract: Thermal transfer ribbons having a polyester substrate which employ paper leaders and/or paper trailers with printed indicia thereon such as marking which identify the thermal transfer ribbon and instructions for its use. The paper having a stiffness greater than the polyester substrate can be used as a leader and/or trailer for the thermal transfer ribbons. The paper leaders and trailers can be colored to provide further identification of the thermal transfer ribbons.

Inventors: Obringer; Thomas J. (Vandalia, OH), Miller, Jr.; Thomas C. (Dayton, OH)

Assignee: NCR Corporation

International Classification: B41J 33/00 (20060101); B41J 033/14 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2017