Thermal Transfer Labels are designed specifically for Thermal Transfer Printers. They are not Direct Thermal Labels (which are discussed on the page titled Direct Thermal Labels. Thermal Transfer Labels are different. You need Thermal Transfer Ribbon along with a Thermal Transfer Printer in order to print a high quality Thermal Transfer Label. Thermal Transfer labels are used for many applications. Some popular applications for thermal transfer labels are barcoded labels used in manufacturing, distribution, and retail. They're also used in the healthcare, banking, gaming and airline industry. (You've seen a thermal transfer label for your airline tickets, it's just printed on card stock rather than one a label that has adhesive.)
Direct thermal labels does not rely on ribbons to print. Direct thermal labels have a heat sensitive property that turns to black when it reaches a certain temperature.
The coated direct thermal labels are best used in indoor environments. Direct sunlight can cause the product to darken. The cost of direct thermal labels is slightly higher tham standard thermal transfer labels. When you figure the cost of thermal labels and a ribbon, with direct thermal labels which does not use a ribbon, the cost is comparable.
Direct thermal labels are normally used where the label is not permanent. They work great for address labels, shipping labels and temprary application. Direct thermal labels are not suitable for outdoor use. They are to be used with direct thermal printers, which is also available.
Our standard white matte label sheet is bright white face sheet with a permanent adhesive. The material prints excellent prints in both laser and inkjet printers. The white matte material is popular for printing address, mailing name badge, or shipping labels
We offer many pressure sensitive types of labels printed to the customer's specifications produced on quality label stocks. Many stocks available includes, litho, hi-gloss, metalized Mylar, clear polyester and paper foils. Perfect for manufacturing, shipping and identification. Let us quote on all of your label requirements.