Long-term labelling solution with thermal printing.
Thermal printing is a preferred method for many areas of business and across many sectors, with its reliable printing results and incredible rate of output ranking as some of its key advantages. However, the long-lasting results provided by thermal printing also make it a quality choice for labelling solutions for archive storage. If you’re looking to place crates and archive boxes into indefinite storage for retrieval and referencing later, thermal transfer labels are the ideal choice.
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Even if you rely on conventional printers throughout most areas of your business, the positives of thermal printing technology are hard to ignore. If you have the need for any kind of long-term storage of documents and other items, thermal transfer labels will keep the contents of your archive boxes clearly identified for a long time to come. Browse our range of thermal transfer labels today and make the right choice when it comes to marking up, saving you from the hassles that faded labels can cause down the line. Order your thermal transfer labels online today.
Thermal shipping labels are labels conveniently printed by you, in your business or home, with no mess or hassle. Using thermal technology, the printer selectively heats the thermal paper. This causes the paper to turn black, creating the image of your barcodes and proper markings needed for shipping.
What are thermal transfer labels?
A thermal transfer printer is a type of printer that creates labels and signs by melting wax or resin-based “ink” onto paper, tape (made of nylon, polyester or vinyl), and even materials like heat shrink tubing.
How do thermal transfer labels work?
During thermal transfer printing, the ribbon is run between the label and the printhead, with the coated side of the ribbon facing the label. As the ribbon and label pass over the printhead, the heat from the printhead heats up the ribbon’s coating and it is transferred from the ribbon to the surface of the label.
What are direct thermal labels?
Direct thermal labels are a cost-effective type of label made with the direct thermal printing process. In this process, a thermal print head is used to selectively heat specific areas of coated, thermo-chromatic (or thermal) paper.
What is the difference between thermal and direct thermal labels?
Direct thermal printing requires the print head elements be in direct contact with the label material as it is pulled across the print head. Conversely, thermal transfer printing has thermal ribbon acting as a “buffer” between the print head elements and the label material.
Do thermal printers print color?
An additional benefit of thermal transfer printing is the ability to print in color. With the purchase of a colored ribbon, you can print a logo, graphic, or text in the color of your ribbon. The color isn’t specific to a graphic or individual block of text, however, the color applies to your entire label.
Can you write on thermal labels?
Thermal paper responds to changes in temperature instead of having ink printed directly on it, so the paper is designed for the absorption of ink. The downside of this is that pen ink can also slide right off or your pen, which you know to be working, will just not write on the smooth surface.