3 Popular Label Materials for Direct Thermal Label Printers
When it comes to direct thermal label printers, most of us immediately think of shipping label printing for couriers or price tag printing in supermarkets. Paired with thermal paper rolls or fanfold paper, these printers can swiftly produce the content we need. However, with technological advancements and continuous innovation in thermal label materials, the compatibility of thermal printers with various materials is expanding, along with their application fields. Next, let’s discuss the various label materials suitable for direct thermal printers and their applications.
Thermal Synthetic Labels
Thermal Synthetic Labels boast a robust construction, featuring a synthetic face material such as polyester or polypropylene, which is resistant to water and oil.
Below this layer lies a thermal coating that reacts to heat, enabling direct printing. This is complemented by an adhesive layer resistant to moisture and oil, ensuring a strong bond. The design is completed with a backing paper that safeguards the adhesive until the label is applied, providing resilience against a variety of environmental factors.
Thermal synthetic labels are an advanced alternative to traditional thermal paper labels, withstanding water, oils, and chemicals. Their durability makes them ideal for demanding environments.
Highly demanding international trade clients often choose these labels for printing durable shipping labels and logistics tags. Additionally, they are widely used in industries such as healthcare for labeling medications and patient specimens, as well as in retail and agriculture for robust product labeling and tracking barcodes.
Thermal wristbands are a specialized product, integral in healthcare. They are often made from durable synthetic materials.
In many healthcare settings, medical professionals choose the HPRT Gamma 2-inch direct thermal label printer for creating these critical patient ID wristbands. This wristband printer stands out for its precision in positioning and rapid printing capabilities. Featuring a 3.5-inch color LCD display, its user-friendly interface and easy-loading paper design significantly streamline the production process, enabling staff to efficiently generate wristbands on demand.
The printed wristbands have clear QR codes, for accurate patient identification. Additionally, they aid healthcare professionals in safely administering medications and making precise diagnoses, enhancing patient care through efficient information access.
Direct Thermal BOPP Labels
BOPP (Biaxially Oriented Polypropylene) labels are renowned for their strength and versatility, resistant to moisture, oil, and abrasion. Often transparent, these labels provide a sleek, professional appearance, allowing for clear visibility of the underlying product.
Thermal BOPP labels are exceptionally suited for the food, beverage and cosmetics industry in product branding and packaging. For example, when used on personal care products, BOPP labels adeptly preserve critical information such as ingredients and expiration dates, even under humid conditions.
Currently, numerous small businesses are turning to HPRT direct thermal printers for custom printing these transparent labels. These thermal labels are elegantly applied to handmade gifts, homemade skincare products, and small electrical appliances, offering a simple yet sophisticated aesthetic that elevates the product’s appeal.
The choice of label material in direct thermal printing significantly impacts operational efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and customer satisfaction. HPRT offers a variety of thermal label printers, including portable, desktop, and industrial models. Compatible with various materials like paper, film, and plastic, these thermal printers are ideal for both small and large-scale printing needs.
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