Direct Thermal

Direct thermal labels DO NOT require ribbons and are used primarily in applications in which the label life is short. Depending on the environment, the print may fade and discoloration of the paper is common. Direct thermal labels should be used and stored away from heat or direct sunlight.
 

Top-Coated Paper Label

  • A medium sensitivity bright white direct thermal paper top-coated for optimum environmental resistance
  • Optimal wavelength range under 660nm
  • Considered to be latex glove friendly in most applications
  • Aggressive initial tack, excellent ultimate adhesion and mandrel hold with permanent acrylic adhesive
  • Applications: used for barcode and human readable labels in healthcare, retail and industrial markets
  • Recommended for use in standard speed thermal printers
  • Min. Application Temp. +25°F, Service Temp. Ranges –75°F to +200°F
  • Shelf Life: One year when stored at +72°F and 50% relative humidity

Non-Top Coated Paper Label

  • A medium sensitivity non-top coated direct thermal paper for short duration applications where the label is not exposed to extreme environmental conditions, solvents, water, oils, fats or other similar materials
  • Considered to be latex glove friendly in most applications
  • Equipped with an all temp non-tackified cold-temperature acrylic adhesive that works with a wide variety of packaging materials
  • Applications: used for barcode and human readable labels in shipping, retail and industrial markets
  • Recommended for use in standard speed thermal printers
  • Min. Application Temp. -20°F, Service Temp. Ranges –65°F to +180°F
  • Shelf Life: One year when stored at +72°F and 50% relative humidity

Removable Adhesive Paper Label (DT-R)

  • A medium sensitivity bright white direct thermal paper top-coated for optimum environmental resistance
  • Optimal wavelength range under 660nm
  • A general-purpose acrylic based removable adhesive with excellent removability from a wide variety of surfaces including corrugated substrates
  • Designed for most temporary labeling applications
  • Always pretest removable adhesives in each end use application for suitability
  • Not recommended for mandrel applications
  • Applications: used for barcode and human readable labels in packaging, shipping, retail and industrial markets
  • Recommended for use in standard speed thermal printers.
  • Min. Application Temp. +25°F, Service Temp. Ranges –40°F to +200°F
  • Shelf Life: One year when stored at +72°F and 50% relative humidity

Direct Thermal Ultra-Removable Paper Label (DT-UR)

  • A high sensitivity direct thermal paper coated for more demanding application and higher imaging speeds.
  • Non-toxic paper removable adhesive with good clean removal and multiple reposition properties
  • Applications: Excellent choice for business forms, pricing stickers, windows, glass and wood products
  • Recommended for use in standard speed thermal printers
  • Min. Application Temp. +20°F on most surfaces, Service Temp. Ranges –10°F to +120°F
  • Shelf Life: One year when stored at +72°F and 50% relative humidity  

Direct Thermal Piggyback Paper Label (DT-PB)

  • A medium sensitivity bright white direct thermal paper top-coated for optimum environmental resistance
  • Optimal wavelength range under 660nm
  • Piggyback construction providing a transferable label when required
  • Applications: used for barcode and human readable labels in retail industries, an ideal choice for the healthcare and pharmaceutical industry
  • Recommended for use in standard speed thermal printers
  • Min. Application Temp. +25°F, Service Temp. Ranges –75°F to +200°F
  • Shelf Life: One year when stored at +72°F and 50% relative humidity  

Direct Thermal Polypropylene Label (DTP)

  • A durable high sensitivity direct thermal polypropylene film
  • Synthetic substrate exhibits good environmental resistance
  • Applications: used for barcode and human readable labels in retail, industrial and healthcare markets where a film face and tear resistance is required
  • Recommended for use in standard speed thermal printers
  • Min. Application Temp. +25°F, Service Temp. Ranges –75°F to +200°F
  • Shelf Life: One year when stored at +72°F and 50% relative humidity