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Roll Labels

Roll Labels increase productivity with thermal transfer, direct thermal, and inkjet label printing. With all the standard roll sizes and material configurations, we offer what you need for every scanning job - shipping, barcoding, inventory, and more. Browse now and filter by options below.

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  • 2x8inchrolllabel core2  12231
    2" Core2" x 8"260 Labels Per Roll2" x 8"
  • 2x6inchrolllabel core2  93631
    2" Core2" x 6"350 Labels Per Roll2" x 6"
  • 2x5inchrolllabel core2  21772
    2" Core2" x 5"415 Labels Per Roll2" x 5"
  • 2x4inchrolllabel core2  44269
    2" Core2" x 4"520 Labels Per Roll2" x 4"
  • 2x2inchrolllabel core2  16254
    2" Core2" x 2"1,010 Labels Per Roll2" x 2"
  • 2x1inchrolllabel core2  51053
    2" Core2" x 1"1,910 Labels Per Roll2" x 1"
  • 1.75inchcirclerolllabel core2  11662
    2" Core1.75" x 1.75"1,145 Labels Per Roll1.75" x 1.75"
  • 1.5x3inchrolllabel core2  81139
    2" Core1.5" x 3"685 Labels Per Roll1.5" x 3"
  • 4x8Core1@4x  77950
    1" Core4" x 8"190 Labels Per Roll4" x 8"
  • 4x6.5Core1@4x  76229
    1" Core4" x 6.5"225 Labels Per Roll4" x 6.5"
  • 4x6Core1@4x  04480
    1" Core4" x 6"250 Labels Per Roll4" x 6"
  • 4x5Core1@4x  54017
    1" Core4" x 5"300 Labels Per Roll4" x 5"
  • 4x4Core1@4x  61433
    1" Core4" x 4"375 Labels Per Roll4" x 4"
  • 4x3Core1@4x  10364
    1" Core4" x 3"500 Labels Per Roll4" x 3"
  • 4x2.5Core1@4x  12430
    1" Core4" x 2.5"600 Labels Per Roll4" x 2.5"
  • 4x2Core1@4x  23058
    1" Core4" x 2"730 Labels Per Roll4" x 2"
  • 4x1.5Core1@4x  04557
    1" Core4" x 1.5"950 Labels Per Roll4" x 1.5"
  • 4x1Core1@4x  79911
    1" Core4" x 1"1,375 Labels Per Roll4" x 1"
  • 3x5Core1@4x  58989
    1" Core3" x 5"300 Labels Per Roll3" x 5"
  • 3x4Core1@4x  64226
    1" Core3" x 4"375 Labels Per Roll3" x 4"
  • 3x3Core1@4x  83230
    1" Core3" x 3"500 Labels Per Roll3" x 3"
  • 3x2Core1@4x  22402
    1" Core3" x 2"730 Labels Per Roll3" x 2"
  • 3x1Core1@4x  94075
    1" Core3" x 1"1,375 Labels Per Roll3" x 1"
  • 2.5x1.5Core1@4x  88740
    1" Core2.5" x 1.5"950 Labels Per Roll2.5" x 1.5"
  • 2x6Core1@4x  34468
    1" Core2" x 6"250 Labels Per Roll2" x 6"
  • 2x1.5Core12UP@4x  69046
    1" Core2" x 1.5"1,920 Labels Per Roll2" x 1.5"
  • 2x1.5Core1@4x  76445
    1" Core2" x 1.5"950 Labels Per Roll2" x 1.5"
  • 2x1Core1@4x  45385
    1" Core2" x 1"1,375 Labels Per Roll2" x 1"
  • 1.5x1Core12UP@4x  82369
    1" Core1.5" x 1"2,750 Labels Per Roll1.5" x 1"
  • 1.5x1Core1@4x  34988
    1" Core1.5" x 1"1,375 Labels Per Roll1.5" x 1"
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Direct Thermal x Thermal Transfer

What’s The Difference Between Direct Thermal and Thermal Transfer?

Summary

There are two types of thermal printing: direct thermal and thermal transfer.

Thermal is the commonality here, with transfer of heat being the guiding principle for each. Both can produce barcodes, graphics, and text.

  • Direct thermal labels are chemically treated so they blacken when exposed to heat.
  • Thermal transfer labels blacken when exposed to thermal ribbons, which are exposed to the heat.

Details

Direct Thermal Printing

Known for its simplicity, there is no ribbon involved. Direct thermal labels have good shelf life but cannot handle abrasion, heat, and direct sunlight. Direct thermal printers do not use ink or toner.

The chemical treatment on direct thermal labels cannot handle light and heat so it darkens which makes the text unreadable. This is why direct thermal is not best for long-term applications. They are best for common barcode usage including: shipping labels; identification tags; receipts; and ticket printing.

Pros:

  • Sharp quality and good barcoding
  • Great for short term usage
  • Simple to operate
  • Long term costs are low
  • Direct thermal printers are more durable than dot matrix and laser printers

Cons:

  • Cannot handle environmental conditions
  • Remains chemically treated after printing.

Thermal Transfer Printing

Known for its crisp look and clarity, ribbons do the work here. They melt on the label and form the image once heated by the print head. Unlike direct thermal, these labels can withstand abrasion, heat, and direct sunlight.

Thermal transfer produces consistent prints every time and provides you with the durability needed to create archival-quality labels. They can withstand UV exposure, sterilization, chemicals, and extreme temperatures. They are best for: cold storage; freezers; outdoors; inventory identifications; UL/CSA certification labels, and more.

Pros:

  • Crispy and high definition barcoding
  • Great for long term usage
  • Can print on an unlimited variety of substrates
  • Long term costs are low
  • Direct thermal printers are more durable than dot matrix and laser printers

Cons:

  • Initial costs are higher
  • Ribbons are not recyclable

Customer Reviews

4x6Core1@4x  97025
Lucia Rolff

Product labels, flowers

EDT4060RA-WS

These are great for flower pot labels! We print our images on them for the different SKU. Great!

4x6Core1@4x  04480
Arooj Turnbull

4x6 thermal labels

EDT4060PA-WS

Our multinational buys this standard label size by the millions literally every month so every inch counts. Altro does it for us. Been months now.

4x6.5Core1@4x  92798
Shyla Kaiser

Altro Labels Vancouver, Canada

EDT4065RA-WS

Altro Labels rocks. They do our custom labels for our packaged meats and do our thermals too. Much love from Vancouver!

4x6.5Core1@4x  76229
Yash McClean

Labels for regional purchasing manager

EDT4065PA-WS

Gimme gimme gimme! I hate buying labels for the regional manager but i like buying labels when its less than the budget he gave me! Altro labels saves me money so you should to.

4x8Core1@4x  51591
Jameel Blevins

Great removable direct thermal labels

EDT4080RA-WS

There's nothing like removable adhesive labels when you peel them off. FEELS SO GOOD!