Thermal Labels

Midco supply a selection of different style of Labels but the most commonly used are Thermal Transfer and Direct.

Direct Thermal

These labels use a thermal print head that applies heat to the surface of the face material causing the area to turn black creating the desired print. These can be supplied:

  • Thermal Economy: Affordability, used for short life span labels
  • Thermal Top Coated: Offers protection against smudging and limited protection to moisture

Thermal Transfer

This Labels requires a print head that applies heat to a ribbon which transfers the ink onto the surface material creating the desired print. Thermal Transfer labels are more durable and long lasting in comparison to the Direct Thermal Labels which is more sensitive to light, heat and abrasion.

Suitable Materials for Thermal Transfer:

  • Vellum
  • Semi-Gloss papers
  • Polypropylenes, Polyesters , Chemical Resistant
  • Card
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