40x40mm Direct Thermal Labels


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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.

Are these the wrong type of labels for you?

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

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21,000 Labels (12 Rolls)


Peelable, Permanent