LABEL MEDIA INFORMATION

The following fact sheets are designed to help our customers to decide which label best suits their needs. There are seven fact sheets for you to choose from.

Thermal Transfer Paper

Paper labels are the most common type, as well as the most economical label for your thermal transfer printer. At Able Label, we have permanent adhesive, removable adhesive, ultra-removable adhesive, piggyback, and opaque labels.  Thermal transfer paper labels will tear and require ribbons to print with.

Thermal Transfer Polyester

Our polyester label materials feature an excellent tear strength and offer premium durability. We have four types of polyester labels available which cover all your labeling needs. Ribbons are required to print with these materials.

Thermal Transfer Polypropylene

Polypropylene is also known by the brand name of Kimdura®. This material is resistant to tearing, dirt and grease, water resistant in most applications. Recommended for applications requiring durability. Thermal transfer polypropylene labels require ribbons to print with.

Circuit Board Label

Our circuit board labels are available in two types of material: polyester and polyimide; both are ideal for thermal transfer electronic labeling. These are both high-performance material for electronics barcoding, yet each with its own distinct features. Ribbons are required to print with these materials.

Thermal Transfer Vinyl

These matte topcoated, white flexible vinyl labels are durable and come with aggressive permanent acrylic adhesive. Designed for use in nameplate, durable equipment and drum and battery label applications. Ribbons are required to print with these materials.

Kraft Block Out

These labels are designed for block out labeling on corrugated cardboard and may be printed on by the use of a thermal transfer printer with limited print quality.

Direct Thermal (no ribbons required)

Direct thermal labels DO NOT require ribbons and are used primarily in applications in which the label life is short. The print will fade after a period of time and discoloration of the paper is common. Direct thermal labels should be used and stored away from heat or direct sunlight. At Able Label, we have permanent adhesive (topcoated and non-topcoated), removable adhesive, ultra-removable adhesive, piggyback, and polypropylene labels.