Thermal Transfer Paper

Ribbons Required to Print

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.
 

Paper Label (TT)

  • A premium bright white, coated facestock designed for high speed printing
  • Smooth, smudge resistant face stock
  • Permanent adhesive with aggressive initial tack, excellent adhesion and mandrel hold
  • Considered to be latex glove friendly
  • Applications: used for barcode, product labels, information labels that require a longer shelf life than a direct thermal product
  • Print using Wax or “PGR+” Wax/Resin Ribbons
  • 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 

Removable Adhesive Paper Label (TT-R)

  • A premium bright white, coated facestcok, smooth and smudge resistant stock with a removable adhesive designed for high-speed thermal transfer printing
  • General-purpose acrylic based removable adhesive with long term removability from many surfaces
  • Pretest removable adhesives end-use application for suitability
  • Not recommended for mandrel applications
  • Applications: pricing labels, product information labels in woodworking, glass/window and other manufacturing industries
  • Print using Wax or “PGR+” Wax/Resin Ribbons
  • Min. Application Temp. +32°F, Service Temp. Ranges –40°F to 200°F
  • Shelf Life: One year when stored at +72°F and 50% relative humidity 

Ultra-Removable Paper Label (TT-UR)

  • A bright white, ultra-smooth coated facestock for high quality thermal transfer printing
  • High degree of smudge resistance
  • Suitable for both slow- to high-speed printers
  • Equipped with ultra-removable adhesive featuring a consistent level of adhesion
  • Long term removability and ability to be repositioned across a wide variety of substrates
  • Should be tested for suitability on curved surfaces
  • Applications: high quality barcode labels, great for wood-working, cabinet, glass and window industries
  • Print using Wax or “PGR+” Wax/Resin Ribbons
  • Min. Application Temp. +20°F on most surfaces, Service Temp. Ranges –40°F to +160°F
  • Shelf Life: One year when stored at +72°F and 50% relative humidity 

Piggyback Label (TT-PB)

  • A premium bright white, coated facestock in a piggyback construction providing a transferable label when needed
  • Smooth and smudge resistant offers great high-speed thermal transfer printing
  • Permanent acrylic adhesive with aggressive initial tack are used on both face and middle liner, excellent ultimate adhesion and mandrel hold
  • Applications: office label and forms, direct mailers, inventory labels, pharmaceutical and medical applications
  • Print using Wax or “PGR+” Wax/Resin Ribbons
  • 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 

Opaque or Black Out Label (TT-OPQ)

  • An ultra-smooth coated facestock with a black, opaque barrier coating for use as a correction or cover-up label
  • Optimized smudge resistance
  • Equipped with an all-temperature adhesive to provide good room temperature as well as excellent cold temperature performance
  • Suitable for printing with high and medium speed printers
  • Caution is recommended with contact scanners
  • Applications: general purpose indoor labeling applications in shipping, manufacturing, and retail industries
  • Print using Wax or “PGR+” Wax/Resin Ribbons
  • Min. Application Temp. –20°F, Service Temp. Ranges –65°F to +200°F
  • Shelf Life: One year when stored at +72°F and 50% relative humidity

Kraft Block Out Label (TT-KRAFT)

  • A label material utilizes a brown natural Kraft facestock with a tackified acrylic general purpose permanent adhesive
  • Excellent choice to use as correction labeling on corrugated containers
  • Very good adhesion to many substrates
  • Applications: correction labels, craft projects
  • Limited printability using Wax or “PGR+” Wax/Resin Ribbons
  • Min. Application Temp. +35°F, Service Temp. Ranges –65°F to +200°F
  • Shelf Life: One year when stored at +73°F and 50% relative humidity