First of all, choosing the right type of label, need to focus on the label material – will it be thermal label or thermal-transfer label.
There are two types of thermal labels – Thermal TOP and Thermal ECO:
The only difference between TOP and ECO labels is defensive layer. Thermal TOP is more resistant to deep frost and liquids. Defensive layer also helps to prevent labels from mechanical damage and dirt..
The printing process is carried through without any ribbons or cartridges. The glued layer is made in such way, that it can glue to many surfaces, including rough, shaggy and bended surfaces.
Thermal labels became so popular because of high quality-printing, practicality and low cost.
Are used for printing variable information:
1. At supermarkets, markets in automatic scales;
2. In food industry, product labeling
3. In construction industry, building materials labeling
Thermal-transfer labels unlike thermal labels are made without thermal-active layer.
More durable to erasure, and have longer storage life.
Usually are used for labeling long-life goods, as they are resistant to temperature changing an also to impact of external environment.
The printing process is carried through with ribbons that take additional charges.
Are used in:
1. Manufacturing long-life goods;
2. Logistics industry, package and load labeling;
3. Labeling low temperature goods;
How to find out the size of the label roll?
The name of label roll depends on its dimensions.
(A) 58mm – width of the label
(B) 43mm – height of the label
(C) 40mm – internal core diameter
(D) 700mm – number of labels in roll
(E) External roll diameter