Whether you are looking for high quality thermal labels for your Zebra desktop or mobile printer, we have a wide selection to meet your needs.
60 x 40mm Barcode Zebra Printer Direct Thermal Wholesale Stickers Price Paper Label In Roll
Hot Sell Size
500 Labels, 1000 Labels, 2000 Labels (Or As Your Request)
Direct Thermal Label (No Need Ribbon)
Thermal Transfer Label (Require Ribbon Printed)
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OEM Label Color
White/Yellow/Blue (Or Any Colors As Your Request)
Waterproof Shirink Wrap Packing, OEM Cartons
Which Thermal Printer is Right For You?
In the market, there are many types of thermal printers such as zebra zp450 thermal label barcode printer, zebra gc420t thermal barcode label printer, zebra lp2844 lp2844 thermal label barcode printer. Which Thermal Printer is Right For You?
Thermal Transfer vs. Direct Thermal
A barcode printer is a valuable investment for any business that relies on data collection. For consistent quality and performance, choose a thermal barcode label printer, because it’s purpose-built—unlike ink jet or laser printers that simply can’t deliver the quality and durability. Thermal printers use one of two types of printing technology: direct thermal or thermal transfer.These thermal printer options are the first step in ensuring your inventory is labeled properly.
Which printer is right for you?
The decision comes down to the application. What type of labels and tags will you produce and, more importantly, where will they be used? In order to choose between direct thermal and thermal transfer printers, you need to understand what they can deliver.
Direct Thermal Printer
A direct thermal printer uses a printhead that heats up and then contacts with chemically-treated media that reacts to this heat, causing a color change. Direct thermal media is very sensitive to light so if you need temporary labels or receipts, this printer is an economical choice, because it’s less expensive and doesn’t require the use of ink, toner, or a ribbon. With fewer parts, it’s easier to service than a thermal transfer printer. However, a direct thermal printhead, which is a costly part, has a shorter lifespan because it contacts directly with the media.
This two-step printing process applies the heat from the printhead to a ribbon, which then transfers the image to the media. The ribbons are available in three types: wax, resin, and wax/resin. A wax ribbon is suited for printing on a paper facestock, with little or no exposure to light, chemicals, or moisture. A resin ribbon is designed to print on synthetic materials to produce labels that comply with UL/cUL rating and stand up to harsh chemicals and abrasives. The wax/resin ribbon produces the most durable label, on synthetic media and with UL/cUL approval.
Thermal transfer printers require a ribbon, which is an extra cost, but provide a more lasting barcode image and label.