If you're looking for a printing solution that is both fast and cost-effective, then direct thermal labels could be the right choice for you. Direct thermal labels are made with a unique material that allows them to be printed without a ribbon or toner. This quality makes them ideal for short-run printing projects where time is of the essence. Direct thermal labels are typically very affordable due to the absence of a ribbon or toner requirement.
Direct thermal labelling has traditionally been used on meat, poultry, and dairy products. However, with the advancement of thermal papers and direct thermal printers, more products in almost every market can now benefit from the technology.
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Direct Thermal Labels and Applications
Direct thermal labels are economical labels produced with a thermal print head. The intended image is created when the paper passes over the thermal print head and turns black when heated. Two-colour direct thermal printing can produce red and black images by applying heat at different temperatures.
Direct thermal labels are used in various industries for short- to medium-term labelling, including food service, retail, pharmaceuticals, and shipping. Direct thermal printing technology is likely to be used in a broader range of industrial applications as it advances.
Direct thermal labels are frequently used for the following applications:
Barcodes for goods
Labels for packaging and shipping
Name tags and visiting passes, restaurant order labels
Labels complied with GHS
Selecting the Right Thermal Labels
Size of the Core
We consider the core diameter size when choosing roll labels for our direct thermal printers. This is because the labels are spun in the central hollow tube of a direct thermal label roll. Therefore, a direct thermal printer can accept a core size with a single diameter or a range of diameters.
To match the mount diameter of your printer, choosing a core size requires reviewing its specs. First, search for the printer model number and then look up the core sizes it can handle if you can't locate the information in the printer's instruction manual.
Roll Width and Diameter
The measurement of the paper roll is essential, in accord with your needs. The width of a thermal label on a roll is measured from end to end. Therefore, the maximum roll width is measured to ensure that it fits the printer's width. This information is on the spec sheet for your printer.
The outside diameter of the roll is another crucial factor to consider when purchasing direct thermal label rolls. The maximum outer diameter of a roll that the printer will accommodate is frequently listed on the specification sheet.
Contribution to the Environment
Waste reduction, lower carbon footprints, and sustainability are becoming increasingly common in today's world and are sometimes used to give businesses a competitive advantage. Thermal ribbons are carried by a poly-based carrier that contains crude oil byproducts. As a result, eliminating the use of thermal transfer ribbons can assist a company in meeting its goal of having a lower carbon footprint.
Direct thermal technology eliminates the need for thermal ribbons and the waste associated with their use. As direct thermal material advancements broaden the potential use applications, the factors mentioned above will become more important in firms where the option of technology exists.
Patek Packaging Offers Quality Thermal Labels
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We strive to provide quality customer service and are always available to answer any questions. Contact us today to learn more about our products and how we can help you save money on your labelling needs.
How Long Do Direct Thermal Labels Last?
Short-term applications are the best fit for printed labels that utilize the direct thermal printing technique. Depending on the type of label material and the application area, their lifespans are typically between six and nine months. Due to the heat sensitivity of the label materials, prolonged exposure to heat and ultraviolet (UV) light will eventually cause the printed image to fade.
What Is the Difference Between Direct Thermal and Thermal Transfer Labels?
Simply running your fingernail across the labels will reveal whether they are direct thermal. If the label darkens, the device is direct thermal. A thermal transfer label will be applied if not. Direct thermal printer labels are not heat and light resistant.
Can You Use a Ribbon with Direct Thermal Labels?
Direct thermal printing eliminates the need for a ribbon. The labels come into direct contact with the printhead, which heats the special coating on the label to produce the printed image. As a result, direct thermal labels can be printed without the use of a ribbon.