Direct Thermal Labels
Direct thermal labels are sometimes known as chemi-thermal labels. Usually used for parecel shipping and short term applications.
Direct thermal labels:
Direct thermal – Used for short-term applications with limited resistant to marking and smudges. When using avoid contact with moisture, oil and fats. Often used as shipping labels and recipts.
Top coated direct thermal – The top coat can provide an extra layer of protection when printing direct thermal labels and dramatically improves the smudge resistance.Direct thermal labelling is less popular in general than thermal transfer labelling because the label is in direct contact with the print head leading to premature print head wear and potential print quality issues. Also the recent price increases in direct thermal material negates some of the previously perceived cost savings.