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Direct Thermal Labels Make Things Easier

What Are Direct Thermal Labels?

Direct thermal labels are a sticker meant for a specific printing process to add text and images to the label. These words and images are formed on the labels because they are heat-sensitive. Direct thermal printers use the correct temperature heat to make the design on the sticker. There is no ink involved. For these stickers to work, all you need is a heat-sensitive label and a direct thermal printer.

When Would I Use These?

These are the types of labels that you would use when making stickers for barcodes, shipping labels, food for take-out or delivery, and so much more. Every time you go into Starbucks and your name gets put onto a sticker on your cup, that’s direct thermal printing on direct thermal labels! This printing method is extremely cost-effective which is why so many companies opt to use it. They can make large quantities of basic labels for very little money. They also don’t have to worry about ink, ribbons, or anything else. Stick the label into the printer and watch the magic! We can’t confirm that the labels work with every printer, but we are willing to send out a few test labels for you to try out!

Cons of Direct Thermal Labels

While direct thermal labels are cost-effective and great for producing in large quantities, they are not meant to be long-term labels. They fade quickly in the sun and don’t survive well in the heat. They must be used for short periods and not in harsh environments. That’s what makes them perfect for the side of a drink or a quick shipping label.

Do I Need A Special Direct Thermal Printer?

Because there is no ink used to make these labels, a direct thermal printer is necessary. For an explanation of what a direct thermal printer is and how to use it, check out this YouTube video on the ROLLO direct thermal printer.  This printer is extra fast, and works with a wide variety of direct thermal labels.

Who We Are At InStockLabels.com

Our company is in Salt Lake City, Utah. All of our products, including our direct thermal labels, are made in the U.S.A. If you order before 1 PM MST (Monday – Friday, excluding holidays), we do our best to ship out the same day. Contact us if you have any questions or would like a sample of this label to make sure it fits your needs. We also make custom labels if you can not find the perfect sticker for what you need.

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