Direct Thermal vs Thermal Transfer

Trying to decide between whether direct thermal or thermal transfer printing is the correct solution for your operations? Scroll below to learn what will work best for you.

Direct Thermal

Incredibly easy to operate and little to no maintenance required, direct thermal printers are great for common barcode applications such as shipping labels and receipts. A paper or polypropylene is often used as your base material. Due to not requiring a ribbon, direct thermal printing is a cost effective solution for your business operations.

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Thermal Transfer

Thermal transfer printing is ideal for applications requiring durable and long-lasting labels, such as product labeling and outdoor exposure. A durable film such as polyester is often used as your label base. Thermal transfer printing can be effectively used with nearly any label making allowing it to be customizable to your unique needs.

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