Thermal Transfer Polyester

Polyester Materials 

Polyester Label materials feature an excellent tear strength, more moisture resistant than other thermal transfer materials and offer premium durability, the ideal choice for both indoor and outdoor applications.  We have a wide variety of Polyester Label materials, including Glossy White Polyester, Matte Silver (Chrome) Polyester, Flood Color with Clear Printable Polyester, Clear/Transparent Polyester, Platinum Silver Polyester with Heavy Coat Weight (HCW) Adhesive and OilTak Glossy White Polyester, covering all your labeling needs. Resin Ribbons are required to print with these materials.

Glossy White (TC-0)

  • A 2 mil white semi-gloss film facestock with excellent chemical resistance, heat resistance and outdoor durability
  • Industrial grade clear permanent acrylic adhesive with high initial tack to most high and medium surface energy substrates
  • Suitable for indoor and outdoor applications
  • Applications: product identification, property identification or asset tags, durable goods labeling, electronic component marketing and barcode applications requiring durability
  • Print using Resin Ribbons (Able Label SDR or SDR-5)
  • Min. Application Temp. +25°F, Service Temp. Ranges –40°F to +300°F
  • Shelf Life: One year when stored at +72°F and 50% relative humidity 
For a complete price list, please visit our Glossy White Polyester Labels page.

Matte Silver (TC-SIL)

  • 2 Mil Matte Chrome Polyester facestock
  • A matte finished metallic film with excellent tear strength, heat and chemical resistance
  • Equipped with an excellent general purpose industrial grade clear permanent acrylic adhesive
  • Very good thermal transfer printability
  • Suitable for both indoor and outdoor applications
  • Applications: barcode labels, work-in-process (WIP) labels, product/property identification or asset tags, and durable goods labeling
  • Print using Resin Ribbons (Able Label SDR or SDR-5)
  • Min. Application Temp. +25°F, Service Temp. Ranges –40°F to +300°F
  • Shelf Life: One year when stored at +72°F and 50% relative humidity 
For a complete price list, please visit our Matte Silver Polyester Labels page.

Flood Color w/ Overlam

  • Utilizing a 2 mil white semi-gloss Polyester, color coated with the highest quality water-based ink, complete with overlaminating using a Clear Printable Polyester film with topcoat designed to offer excellent thermal transfer print quality
  • Features high initial tack with an excellent general purpose industrial grade clear permanent acrylic adhesive.  Work well with most high and medium surface energy substrates
  • Suitable for indoor and outdoor applications
  • Applications: product identification, property identification or asset tags, durable goods labeling, electronic component marketing and barcode applications requiring durability
  • Print using Resin Ribbons (Able Label SDR or SDR-5)
  • Min. Application Temp. +25°F, Service Temp. Ranges –40°F to +300°F
  • Shelf Life: One year when stored at +72°F and 50% relative humidity 
For a complete price list, please visit our Flood Color with Overlam Labels page.

Clear/Transparent

  • A 2 mil Clear topcoated Polyester highly transparent film
  • Features excellent tear strength, heat and chemical resistance, and dimensional stability
  • Remarkable smear and scratch resistance
  • Great adhesion with high initial tack and low adhesive ooze
  • Suitable for indoor or outdoor use
  • Applications: asset labeling, serial number and barcode labeling, durable goods, and other applications require durability
  • Print using Resin Ribbons (Able Label SDR or SDR-5)
  • Min. Application Temp. +25°F, Service Temp. Ranges –40°F to +300°F
  • Shelf Life: One year when stored at +72°F and 50% relative humidity 
For a complete price list, please visit our Clear/Transparent Polyester Labels page.

Platinum Silver (TT-PLAT)

  • A 2 mil matte Platinum Gloss Polyester facestock topcoated for thermal transfer printing
  • Offers premium durability, moisture resistance and excellent chemical resistance
  • A universal adhesive that offers holding strength at high temperatures
  • Thick adhesive caliper provides for stronger bond on textured surfaces
  • Applications: barcode labels, property identification and asset labeling, warning, instruction and service labels for durable goods, use for both indoor and outdoor applications
  • Print using Resin Ribbons (Able Label SDR or SDR-5)
  • Min. Application Temp. +50°F, Service Temp. Ranges –40°F to +300°F
  • Shelf Life: Two years when stored at +72°F and 50% relative humidity 
For a complete price list, please visit our Platinum Silver Polyester Labels page.

OilTak Glossy White (TC-TAK)

  • A 2 mil, gloss-white topcoated polyester facestock that provides excellent tear strength, dimensional stability, heat resistance, extremely chemical and solvent resistant, and opacity
  • Equipped with hybrid, high tack permanent adhesive that resists oil, gasoline, moisture, sulfuric acid and salt spray
  • Applications:  primarily for harsh environment applications or applications that require labeling of dirt, grease or oil-contaminated surfaces.  Work well in manufacturing, automotive, machine tooling and industrial applications
  • Print using Resin Ribbons (Able Label SDR or SDR-5)
  • Min. Application Temp. >35°F, Service Temp. Ranges –20°F to +220°F
  • Shelf Life: One year when stored at +72°F and 50% relative humidity 
For a complete price list, please visit our OilTak Glossy White Polyester Labels page.

Not sure which ribbon to use, please visit our Ribbons page.

Due to the type of printers, variable printing content, application and environment conditions, customers are strongly encouraged to conduct thorough testing with all label products to ensure satisfaction. Able Label is glad to provide free samples.