40x40mm Direct Thermal Labels
40x40mm Direct Thermal Labels use chemically treated paper which when heat is applied to them draws the black image out of the paper. Direct thermal labels ‘do not’ require a thermal carbon ink ribbon and therefore it makes downtime a lot shorter as when the labels run out you simply need to replace the label roll.
It is worth noting that if you have a thermal transfer printer you can also remove the ribbon (or stop using them) and simply put Direct thermal labels in the printer. It will work fine! (You will probably have to tick the ‘Direct Thermal’ box in the printer settings so it knows it is not looking for a ribbon otherwise you will get a ‘ribbon out’ error message)
It is also important to note that Direct Thermal Labels are for products with a relatively short shelf life; certainly no more than 12-months. They tend to be used on short life food products like sandwiches and deli type foods. This is especially applicable if one is printing barcodes which may need to be scanned beyond one-year. The Direct thermal label material is detrimentally effected by heat and UV light and will lose its ‘whiteness’. This results in barcode scanners not being able to distinguish between the black of the barcode and the white of the label and therefore it may not scan when it is most needed.
Direct Thermal Labels will work in the following printer brands: Zebra – Sato – TSC – Toshiba Tec – Citizen – Datamax – Intermec – Printronix
If you are using Thermal Transfer labels you can purchase them by clicking here! – Thermal Transfer Labels
Thermal transfer ribbons suitable for your printer by clicking here – simply choose your printer brand.
The ribbon is positioned between the printhead and the label and as a secondary benefit it provides great protection to the printhead as it removes the distinct abrasion that is present when printing in direct thermal mode –this greatly saves wear and tear on printheads and is a potentially good cost saving by reducing the need for replacement printheads.
The main benefit regarding the finished label and therefore your application is that it is not subject to degradation by heat and light and so it can be used confidently for applications which call for labelling long life products.
There are quite a few ribbon types available today but generally the main ones come under the following four ribbon materials: Wax, Resin Enhanced Wax, Wax/Resin and Resin.
Should special ribbon grades be required then we can and do conduct tests of the material and ribbon to ensure that they are correct for your application prior to agreeing to supply the system.
Typical applications for thermal transfer labels are transportation and logistics, archiving, asset tracking and any other long-life application.
Discounts for larger orders on all labels – Please contact us to discuss your requirements.
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If you currently use a printer that does not use thermal transfer ribbons, please click here for Direct Thermal Labels.
Some of the Datamax printers our labels will work with:
Datamax-O'Neil E-4305P Mark III Datamax A-4212 Datamax Ovation 3 Datamax-O'Neil H-4212 Datamax A-4310 Datamax-O'Neil H-4212X Datamax A-4408 Datamax-O'Neil H-4310 Datamax A-4606 Datamax-O'Neil H-4310X Datamax A-6212 Datamax-O'Neil H-4408 Datamax A-6310 Datamax-O'Neil H-4606 Datamax Allegro Datamax-O'Neil H-4606X Datamax Allegro 2 Datamax-O'Neil H-6210 Datamax DMX 400 Datamax-O'Neil H-6212X Datamax DMX 430 Datamax-O'Neil H-6308 Datamax DMX 600 Datamax-O'Neil H-6310X Datamax DMX 800 Datamax-O'Neil H-8308p Datamax E-3202 Datamax-O'Neil H-8308X Datamax E-4203 Datamax-O'Neil I-4206 Datamax E-4204 Datamax-O'Neil I-4208 Datamax E-4205e Datamax ST-3210 Datamax-O'Neil I-4210 Datamax E-4304 Datamax ST-3306 Datamax-O'Neil I-4212 Datamax E-4304e Datamax SV-3210 Datamax-O'Neil I-4212e MarkII Datamax Ex2 Datamax-O'Neil I-4308 Datamax H-4212 Datamax-O'Neil I-4310e MarkII Datamax H-4212X Datamax W-6208 Datamax-O'Neil I-4406 Datamax H-4310 Datamax W-6308 Datamax-O'Neil I-4604 Datamax H-4310X Datamax W-8306 Datamax-O'Neil I-4606e MarkII Datamax H-4408 Datamax-O'Neil M-4206 Mark II Datamax H-4606 Datamax-O'Neil A-4212 Datamax-O'Neil M-4210 Mark II Datamax H-4606X Datamax-O'Neil A-4212 Mark II Datamax-O'Neil M-4308 Mark II Datamax H-6210 Datamax-O'Neil A-4310 Datamax H-6212X Datamax-O'Neil A-4310 Mark II Datamax H-6308 Datamax-O'Neil A-4408 Datamax H-6310X Datamax-O'Neil A-4408 Mark II Datamax H-8308X Datamax-O'Neil A-4606 Datamax I-4206 Datamax-O'Neil A-4606 Mark II Datamax I-4208 Datamax-O'Neil A-6212 Datamax I-4210 Datamax-O'Neil A-6212 Mark II Datamax I-4212 Datamax-O'Neil A-6310 Datamax I-4212e MarkII Datamax I-4308 Datamax I-4310e MarkII Datamax-O'Neil E-4204B Mark III Datamax I-4406 Datamax-O'Neil E-4205A Mark III MP Compact4 Mark II (203 dpi) Datamax I-4604 Datamax-O'Neil E-4205e Mark II MP Compact4 Mark II (300 dpi) Datamax I-4606e MarkII Datamax-O'Neil E-4206L Mark III Datamax M-4206 Datamax-O'Neil E-4206P Mark III Datamax M-4206 Mark II Datamax-O'Neil E-4304B Mark III Datamax M-4208 Datamax-O'Neil E-4304e Mark II Datamax M-4210 Mark II Datamax-O'Neil E-4305A Mark III Datamax M-4306 Datamax-O'Neil E-4305L Mark III