Thermal Transfer Printers

XL5000 Thermal Transfer Printer

Our entry level Thermal Transfer Printer, the XL5000, allows you to label products flexibly. It easily copes with regular changes in the message format and the rapid changeover in production. One of its strengths is the large ink ribbon capacity, which means very little downtime. With its attractive price, the XL5000 offers coding and marking for a small budget. It's a replacement for the previous entry level, analogue technology (hot stamping) pioneered by our forefathers.

Thermal Transfer Printers

XL5000 Thermal Transfer Printer.
Digital & Flexible.

If you want to print on a smooth material such as packaging film, a label or paper, the prerequisites for using a thermal transfer printer are met. The XL5000 is suitable for printing fixed data such as logos, text and barcodes, but also for variable data such as expiry dates and batch numbers.

Why the XL5000?

20% of functions in thermal transfer printers are unused in the majority of cases. The XL5000 was introduced with the functionality required to meet 80% of market requirements.

Print Area

53 x 300mm

Large 300mm print length and up to this model is fixed as a 53mm print height only option as this is by far the most widely used size in the marketplace.

Intermittent or Continuous Operation

Ultimate flexibility in meeting today's needs and future changes to production or simply to move between different lines.

Large Ribbon Capacity 900m

A whopping 900m long ribbon extends your changeover period This reduces downtime in production. Therefore increasing product output.

Full Range Functions,
With Low Price

Providing you with full functionality required in those 80% of applications meaning that you are not paying for unrequired functions

Low Downtimes

Intelligent printhead is designed to only heat the pins that are required to lay down the message. This saves energy and prolongs the printhead life as lower wear is achieved.

Low Installation Height

Easily fits into existing frames particularly its forefather the Compact/Hot Stamp's frame. Saving on the cost of a new frame and reduced installation costs and production line downtime.

Flexible Pressure Angle

Specifically designed air pressure cyclinder ensuring correct and evenly distributed pressure is applied to the ribbon, ensuring consistently high print quality time after time.

Thermal Transfer Printers

Seeing is believing. 

Take full control of your marking and coding.

Sometimes a lot of information needs to be printed on a label. For example: ingredients and hazard warnings in several different languages. The user friendly interface and software follows the same DNA as its bigger brothers in the NGT range, enabling you to have a hybrid of thermal transfer equipment types from i-mark. Whilst ensuring cost controls by having the right printer for the right application.

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Technical Specifications

XL5000 Thermal Transfer 



Printing surface


Clocked print speed

75 - 400mm/s

Clock rate at 5mm print image height

450 rpm

Print surface continuous


Print speed continuously

4.5 - 24m/min

Print resolution


Other Thermal Transfer Printers

NGT Thermal Printer Series

The undisputed 'Daddy' in the Thermal Transfer printer world, with German build quality, it is regarded as the premier thermal printer, used extensively in pharmaceutical and heavy industrial environments. Nothing comes close to having a print area of this size. With the widest range of print head sizes from 53 mm to 213 mm (2'' to 8''), there are no limits to your application. When combined with i-mark's OEM specialist ribbons, high resolution continual quality is assured.
The data can be loaded via various interfaces. When marking packaging foils and labels, the area of application ranges from the expiry date to the complete marking of the packaging with changing data or languages.
Applications up to serialisation with individual data for each print are possible with the highest clock performance.

Marking and coding

with real ROI.

Automated & Semi-auto marking and Coding machinery,
end-to-end production lines
That works with your packaging machinery.

All the techie bits.

All the technical specifications you may need. If you don't see what you're looking for below please message us. You will find all relevant documents on the Diagraph XL5000 right here

How you can win with us

So, why use i-mark for marking and

coding solutions for your business?

The process with us is easy.

Three steps to get the correct marking and coding solution for your business.

Get In Touch

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Understand Your Challenges

Meet with one of our advisors to discuss with you and your project team the challenges being faced today and considerations for the future.

Watch the world go by...

Now we have found your solution and incorporated it sit back and reap the benefits of maximised uptime, improved efficiencies and reduced costs.

The i-mark advantage.

We really do mean it when we say maximising uptime, increasing efficiency, while minimising costs.

Maximising uptime

German design and engineering
German engineering has for decades been the epitome of robustness, reliability and hi performance. Our systems in being of German manufacture are no different. This allows for a significant reduction in total cost of ownership due to extended equipment life. We have a customer base who commonly have machines over
 15 years old in active use.

Increasing efficiencies

Minimising costs through message management 
Incorrect coding on products leads to errors, whether it be, rework or costly penalties imposed by your customers. At i-mark we focus on holistic solutions that consider the technical capabilities of the coder, BUT also focus on understanding the information flow from planning to production. We then incorporate localised or centralised digitised solutions, thus
eradicating human errors.  

Easy to do business with

Next day delivery
Our UK based distribution centre, based in the Midlands, providing next day delivery of your consumables and equipment.

Inclusive support

Same day service response
Nationwide network of qualified service technicians. Fully backed by technical help desk, local field service and dedicated customer service account team.

Have you seen our accreditations?

We mean it when we say we're 'experts'.

Our team possesses more experience solving problems in this field than any other. Nationwide network of qualified service technicians. Fully backed by technical help desk, local field service and dedicated customer service account team. Nothing goes missed.