Thermal Transfer Labels

Thermal Transfer Labels - Ribbon Required

Thermal Transfer Labels

Label Expert specializes in thermal transfer labels. We have labels specifically engineered for use with thermal transfer label printers and ribbons to produce crisp images. We offer a wide selection of continuous and pre-die-cut thermal transfer labels in various sizes, materials, and colors to meet your needs.

Our thermal transfer labels are compatible with most Zebra, SATO, GoDEX, TSC, Citizen, Toshiba, Brother, Datamax, Intermec, and other popular brands of thermal transfer label printers.

Understanding Thermal Transfer Technology

Thermal transfer labels are printed when heated wax or resin ribbons come into contact with the label surface and melts onto it. The application of heat (via the printer's heated printhead) activates the ink in the ribbon, which is then transferred to the label stock creating a clear, high-resolution image. This technology offers superior barcodes that provide sharper edges for easy scanning. It also allows for more durable results since the ink is bonded to the label material.

What Types of Thermal Transfer Labels Can I Print?

Label Expert offers a wide selection of thermal transfer labels, including pre-die-cut, fanfold, and continuous label rolls. Our standard materials include matte paper, polyester, polypropylene, valeron tags and more. We have white, flood-coated colors, and metallic thermal transfer labels as well as jewelry labels and tags. Sizes range from as small as 0.25" x 0.31.5" to 6" x 9". We can also make custom thermal transfer labels upon request.

Our industrial rolls have 3-inch cores and come in 8- outside diameters while our desktop rolls usually have 1- or 1.5-inch cores and 4- or 5-inch outside diameters. Our fanfolded labels are fanfolded in a carton for easy use with industrial or desktop printers.

Benefits of Thermal Transfer Labels

Thermal transfer labels offer a variety of advantages for businesses:

  • More durable than direct thermal label printing
  • Clear, crisp images and deep blacks
  • Outstanding resistance to water, UV light, heat, abrasions, chemicals, and more
  • Versatile; can be used for a variety of applications
  • Cost effective when using the right materials and ribbons
  • Perfect for barcode labels
  • Available in multiple sizes and materials
  • Easy to use with compatible desktop or industrial printers

For businesses looking for permanent labels that can withstand harsh conditions, thermal transfer labels are the perfect solution.

Thermal Transfer Ribbons

Thermal transfer labels require a thermal transfer ribbon (wax, wax/resin, resin) for proper printing. Label Expert carries compatible ribbons in various colors that work with our labels.

Ribbons come in three main types: wax, wax/resin, and resin. Wax ribbons are most commonly used for general-purpose printing while resin is a better choice for harsh environments. Wax-resin is a combination of both wax and resin ribbons, providing improved durability and superior results over wax ribbons.

Order Thermal Transfer Labels

Label Expert offers a variety of thermal transfer labels and ribbons to meet your needs. By purchasing thermal transfer labels and ribbons from Label Expert, you can be sure that your labels will look their best for their intended application. Contact us today for more information.