Thermal Transfer Labels: A thermal ribbon is required to print on these labels. When heat has been applied to the ribbon from the printhead, the ink is transferred onto the label. Thermal Transfer Labels are ideal for applications that need more temperature resistance and a longer shelf life than Direct Thermal products.
These Thermal Transfer Labels have a white polypropylene facestock with permanent adhesive. Polypropylene (BOPP) is more moisture resistant than paper thermal transfer materials and offers good strength and durability along with scratch and tear resistance. Recommended for applications that require more durability and environmental resistance.
A wax/resin ribbon is recommended for general purpose printing. For more scratch resistance, a resin ribbon may also be used. According to printer manufacturer specifications, the ribbon should always be slightly wider than the media on which you are printing.