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Label Focus - Direct Thermal Label Materials

Direct Thermal Label Materials


Direct thermal materials comprise of a heat sensitive coating on paper or synthetic material, which when heated through a direct thermal printer, creates print by burning an image (text, images and barcodes) directly onto a label.

Paper Materials

Standard Direct Thermal 

Thermal material for short term use, very limited resistance to marking or smudging and contact should be avoided with moisture, oil and fats.

  • Labels 
    Direct thermal labels, ideal for short life retail and logistics applications and can be used to print price markdown labels, address, product, courier and postage labels.
  • Card Tags 
    Thermal card tags with up to 250 micron thickness and are best suited for indoor applications with moderate temperatures. Ideal for use in packaging inserts, food trays, shop floor tracking tickets and pallet tags.
  • Receipt Paper 
    Low cost receipt paper for short term use. Ideal for mobile receipt printing, delivery note printing and payment receipt printing. Long term archivable and high temperature resistant receipt paper available for mobile delivery notes, service recording, electronic citations, parking fines and invoice printing applications.

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Direct Thermal Top Coated 

Offers a protective surface coat on one side ensuring the labels are more resistant to marking, are more resistant to fading in sunlight and are smudge-proof, solvent and grease resistant.

  • Labels 
    Top coated direct thermal labels resistant to grease. Ideal applications include weight labels (meat packers, supermarkets), price marking labels (excellent print of EAN and UPC-codes) or frozen food labels with a freezer adhesive.
  • Card Tags 
    Thermal card tags with up to 250 micron thickness and are best suited for applications that require some resistance against scratching and sunlight. Ideal for visitor identification tags, pallet tags, shop floor tracking tickets and shelf edge tags.

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Synthetic Materials

  • Direct Thermal Polypropylene Thermal polypropylene labels that offer a short term solution to labelling packaging materials, patient and laboratory samples and tear-resistant shelf edge labels.


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