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 labels are heat reactive the image is created by the heat of the print head. Standard DT labels are 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 receipts.
Top coated direct thermal labels
Top coated direct thermal labels 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 causing 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.
Gloss, matte or semi-gloss paper labels. Suitable for most standard applications in warehouses.
Polypropylene or polyester thermal transfer labels for when labels need need extra strength.
Tyre's, metals and chemicals requiring specialist materials or adhesion are available.
Excellent all rounder suitable for films, plastics and cardboard.
Suitable for super-cold storage solutions in laboratory.
Offers excellent tack but removes without an issue, wash off adhesives also available.