Flamingo Label is your number one choice for custom thermal and direct thermal labels. We can help with both low volume custom labels for special projects and also with large high volume orders for your large industrial customers. Some of the custom features we can provide are special tint colors, custom slits or perforations, different core sizes, unique roll sizes and special adhesives. We also offer blanket orders and stocking programs for ongoing programs.
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Thermal transfer printing uses a heated print head and a ribbon to create a high quality printed image.
Direct Thermal uses a print head to print an image directly on to a chemically treated, heat sensitive label material. Direct thermal does not use ribbons.
The battle between Thermal Transfer and Direct Thermal labels can often be answered by asking one question: how long does the label need to last? Thermal Transfer labels use a ribbon that transfers ink to the surface creating an image that crisp and clear and will last a very long time. Direct Thermal printed labels are best for short term use labels that have a shorter shelf life like shipping labels, pricing labels or inventory labels.