Print Labels On Demand When You Need Them
Direct Thermal Roll Labels: Getting Started
When Should You Use Them?
- Low Contact - no extreme conditions.
- Short Term - less than one year.
- Scanning and Tracking - great clarity.
1. Low Contact
Use these when scratch, chemical, and environmentally resistant labels are not necessary. Indoor applications are best.
2. Short Term
Best for labels that will be used for under one year, meaning that you shouldn’t consider them for archival purposes.
3. Scanning and Tracking
These applications include mailing, inventory, warehouse, and shipping labels.
What Common Sizes Should I Know?
A. Most common label sizes - 4” x 6” and 1.5 x 2.5
B. Most common core sizes - 1” and 3”
What’s the difference between direct thermal roll labels and sheet labels?
They use dedicated high speed desktop printers.
Label printers by Rollo, Zebra, Datamax, and Sato don’t use ink, toners, or ribbons to make labels. It is fast and easy.
How do direct thermal printers work?
Because thermal labels are heat-sensitive material, a chemical reaction makes them change colour when they near the print head. No ink or thermal transfer ribbon makes the job easy and quick. These highly sensitive thermal materials get the job done every time.