(RIBBON IS REQUIRED TO PRINT)
Thermal transfer labels are mostly converted with coated materials designed to print with thermal transfer printers using thermal transfer ribbons. The three main components are face, adhesive, and liner. The most common types of face stocks are paper, polypropylene, or polyester, backed with acrylic, rubber-based, hybrid, or other forms of pressure-sensitive adhesive.
Most label manufacturers suggest a shelf life of one year when stored in the recommended environment. Some specialized materials provide longer life. However, once the label is being printed and used, its shelf life depends on the application and the elements it may get exposed to. Our label experts are here to answer the concerns you may have.
(NO RIBBON IS REQUIRED TO PRINT)
Direct thermal labels do not require ribbons to print with. The label is darkened where heat is applied. Coated and uncoated medium sensitivity materials with acrylic adhesive are commonly used for label conversion. Direct thermal labels are one of the most economical labels with a wide range of short-term applications. They are used primarily in applications in which the label life is temporary.