What’s the difference of Direct Thermal Labels and Thermal Transfer Labels?

Direct Thermal Label (DTL) has the same function as thermal paper rolls. It has a chemical on the surface that could change color when exposed to heat. For direct thermal label, just need a thermal printer. No need for Ribbon.

Advantage: Quick printing, cost saving.
Disadvantage: The image will fade away in the end.

We supply direct thermal labels with 3-level proofing. The 3-level proofing can protect the label from scratches/friction, normal heat, water and oil. Contact for the Waterproof, Oil Proof, Scratch Resistant Labels.

We supply direct thermal labels with 3-level proofing. The 3-level proofing can protect the label from scratches/friction, normal heat, water and oil.

Thermal Transfer Labels (TTL) is similar as bond/woodfree paper. It needs ribbon to create the image. When you buy thermal transfer labels, don’t forget to buy the corresponding ribbons to work together.

Advantage: Permanent printing
Disadvantage: need ribbon to work together.

thermal transfer labels

Application:

Labels have a wide application on packaging. It’s used as shipping label, price label, product description label, shelf label, barcode label, drug label, luggage label, supermarket label, etc.

Popular Sizes:

40×30, 38×25, 75×40, etc
100x150mm, 4″ x 6″, 1.5″ x 1″ Thermal Shipping Labels.

Direct Thermal Label 40x30x800

direct thermal label 40x30x800

Direct Thermal Label 50x38x800

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