Kiwi Labels offer thermal labelling solutions that have proved an efficient and affordable way to print labels for a large variety of industries and products. Thermal printing is quick, reliable and ideal for printing large volumes of high quality, high resolution labels. Many of our customers request this method for logistical labels and for any label or tag that needs specific information to be printed, on demand with variable data - such as batch numbers, lot numbers or barcodes.
Our state-of-the-art machinery and equipment dedicated to logistical and thermal labelling means we can offer very competitive rates to our customers. Our thermal labels cover a huge range of products and we've supplied millions of labels into many diverse industries, where they have been tested and proven in some of the harshest environments in the world. Thermal transfer labels are the ideal solution for when data accuracy, high quality images and longevity are required, and there's no room for failure (such as scuffing, ripping, peeling or bubbling).
Thermal Transfer vs. Direct Thermal Labels
Thermal labels are typically used for printing high volumes of variable information onto labels, such as for logistical packaging, warehousing, nutritional or weight information or barcode labels. There are two types of thermal labels:
1. Direct Thermal Labels: These labels use treated paper and stock that reacts with the heat generated by the printer to create an image. Direct thermal is normally used for labels design to have a shorter shelf life where the package won't be exposed to direct heat or sun.
Ideal for: Barcodes, company tags, receipts, ticket printing.
2. Thermal Transfer Labels: These use untreated papers and films that rely on heat being transferred from the printer onto a thermal transfer ribbon and then onto the face stock to create the image. Thermal transfer labels are a better solution for longer shelf life, particularly where temperature changes and sunlight exposure can occur.
Ideal for: Shipping labels, chilled or frozen products, certification labels, outdoor applications.
If you are not sure what is the best fit regarding thermal transfer labels or direct thermal labels, feel free to download our Thermal Transfer vs. Direct Thermal PDF resource to learn about the features and benefits of both.
Kiwi Labels provides expert advice, solutions, and state-of-the-art technology and materials that ensure your thermal label printing is easy, high quality and long lasting. Just contact us today to chat about how we can help your business.