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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  28483
    2" Core2" x 8"260 Labels Per Roll2" x 8"
  • 2x6inchrolllabel core2  68377
    2" Core2" x 6"350 Labels Per Roll2" x 6"
  • 2x5inchrolllabel core2  41597
    2" Core2" x 5"415 Labels Per Roll2" x 5"
  • 2x4inchrolllabel core2  50462
    2" Core2" x 4"520 Labels Per Roll2" x 4"
  • 2x2inchrolllabel core2  40097
    2" Core2" x 2"1,010 Labels Per Roll2" x 2"
  • 2x1inchrolllabel core2  71134
    2" Core2" x 1"1,910 Labels Per Roll2" x 1"
  • 1.75inchcirclerolllabel core2  47018
    2" Core1.75" x 1.75"1,145 Labels Per Roll1.75" x 1.75"
  • 1.5x3inchrolllabel core2  51199
    2" Core1.5" x 3"685 Labels Per Roll1.5" x 3"
  • 4x8Core1@4x  27528
    1" Core4" x 8"190 Labels Per Roll4" x 8"
  • 4x6.5Core1@4x  35391
    1" Core4" x 6.5"225 Labels Per Roll4" x 6.5"
  • 4x6Core1@4x  88640
    1" Core4" x 6"250 Labels Per Roll4" x 6"
  • 4x5Core1@4x  07932
    1" Core4" x 5"300 Labels Per Roll4" x 5"
  • 4x4Core1@4x  71969
    1" Core4" x 4"375 Labels Per Roll4" x 4"
  • 4x3Core1@4x  47064
    1" Core4" x 3"500 Labels Per Roll4" x 3"
  • 4x2.5Core1@4x  50573
    1" Core4" x 2.5"600 Labels Per Roll4" x 2.5"
  • 4x2Core1@4x  86683
    1" Core4" x 2"730 Labels Per Roll4" x 2"
  • 4x1.5Core1@4x  42891
    1" Core4" x 1.5"950 Labels Per Roll4" x 1.5"
  • 4x1Core1@4x  26824
    1" Core4" x 1"1,375 Labels Per Roll4" x 1"
  • 3x5Core1@4x  90049
    1" Core3" x 5"300 Labels Per Roll3" x 5"
  • 3x4Core1@4x  05118
    1" Core3" x 4"375 Labels Per Roll3" x 4"
  • 3x3Core1@4x  99327
    1" Core3" x 3"500 Labels Per Roll3" x 3"
  • 3x2Core1@4x  33238
    1" Core3" x 2"730 Labels Per Roll3" x 2"
  • 3x1Core1@4x  54053
    1" Core3" x 1"1,375 Labels Per Roll3" x 1"
  • 2.5x1.5Core1@4x  86942
    1" Core2.5" x 1.5"950 Labels Per Roll2.5" x 1.5"
  • 2x6Core1@4x  61214
    1" Core2" x 6"250 Labels Per Roll2" x 6"
  • 2x1.5Core12UP@4x  69773
    1" Core2" x 1.5"1,920 Labels Per Roll2" x 1.5"
  • 2x1.5Core1@4x  35385
    1" Core2" x 1.5"950 Labels Per Roll2" x 1.5"
  • 2x1Core1@4x  40355
    1" Core2" x 1"1,375 Labels Per Roll2" x 1"
  • 1.5x1Core12UP@4x  98558
    1" Core1.5" x 1"2,750 Labels Per Roll1.5" x 1"
  • 1.5x1Core1@4x  92731
    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

4x3inchrolllabel core2  61129
Paul Kamil

2" core roll labels for inkjet

EJ4030PFE-HS

Everything worked out nicely. Never lost adhesion when frozen. Good job.

4x3inchrolllabel core2  79895
Yousif Salazar

Excellent Customer Service !!!

EJ4030PA-HS

Didn't know what we needed and called the toll-free number for some service, they helped our company figure things out. Bought a whole bunch of glossy rectangle roll labels and couldn't be happier.

4x4inchrolllabel core2  62887
Danny Monahan

Waterproof labels that rock

EJ4040PFE-HS

Waterproof roll labels are used for our various hot sauces and we're sticklers for price and quality - weren't disappointed.

4x4inchrolllabel core2  50176
Manon Tang

Square Roll Labels with Gloss

EJ4040PA-HS

Finding great square gloss roll labels for inkjet is easy but finding high quality that competes with Avery and Uline at a lower cost isn't, but Altro does! Our office will only buy from them moving forward!

4x5inchrolllabel core2  02786
Dennis Estelle

Labels that stand the cold.

EJ4050PFE-HS

Great for beautifully branded labels on frozen foods. Happy to have found Altro