Barcode label roll
Direct thermal label has a chemical layer applied to a paper or synthetic base that is activated by heat.
DT labels will fade or brown with age and will even turn black if exposed to heat or strong sunlight.
Direct thermal labels fade more easily than thermal transfer labels.
Thermal transfer labels are used for the thermal transfer printer.
Thermal transfer uses a thermal ribbon where heat from the printhead
the thermal transfer label is more durable. It is used for: Warehouse shelf labels / Inventory identification labels/Asset tags/Outdoor
Freezer applications / Chemical labels / Laboratory labels
Direct Thermal Labels
Direct thermal labels have a special heat-activated chemical layer on its surface, this is where the black printed image will be formed when the heated print head gets in contact with the label.
Best Used For:
Since the direct thermal label can easily fade, it is used for temporary information.
- Meal labels
- Shipping labels
- Name tags for identification
- Weight labels
- Visitor passes
Thermal Transfer Labels
The printer uses a ribbon which is a thin film that is wound on a roll that has a special black coating on one side. The coating is usually made from a wax or resin formulation.
Best Used For:
Since the thermal transfer label is more durable. It is used for:
- Warehouse shelf labels
- Inventory identification labels
- Asset tags
- Freezer applications
- Chemical labels
- Laboratory labels