Desktop Label Printer

Desktop Label Printer

Desktop label printers are designed to fit your space and budget needs. They are often compact, simple to operate, and can be more cost-effective than Industrial label printers. Desktop label applications include courier/shipping/logistics labelling, product/asset labels, barcode/retail price labels, wristband/fabric tags, and more.


Die is a device used for imparting or cutting a desired shape, form, or finish to a material. It is also used in label converting to cut only the face material or for punching out shapes from the label

Die Cut Label

Die-Cut Labels labels are custom-shaped labels but with the backing paper remaining. The labels are lightly cut, with the unused label material removed from the backing. This allows for the labels to be peeled off smoothly and easily. Normally die cut labels are supplied on rolls.

The difference between die cut labels and butt cut labels

Die Cutting

Die Cutting is a process used to cut custom shapes or sizes out of adhesive label materials. Die cutting involves the use of a specialized tool, called a die, that is designed to cut the label material into the desired shape.

Flexible die for die cutting on rotary, flexo or in-lineThe die cutting process begins with the creation of a custom die, which is typically made from steel or another durable material. The die is carefully designed to match the specific label shape or size required for the project. The label material is then fed into a die cutting machine, which presses the die onto the material with enough force to cut through the material and create the desired label shape.

Die cutting is used to create custom label shapes that cannot be achieved with standard rectangular or circular labels. Custom shapes can be used to enhance the aesthetic appeal of the label, reinforce branding efforts, or fit unique packaging designs. Die cutting can also be used to create labels with unique features such as perforations, slits, or other custom configurations.

Die cutting can be performed on a wide range of label materials, including paper, film, and foil. The process is highly precise, allowing for consistent and accurate cuts on both small and large label runs.

Overall, die cutting is an essential part of adhesive label printing, allowing for the creation of custom label shapes and configurations that can help brands stand out in a competitive marketplace.

Digital Printing

Digital Printing is a method of printing that creates graphics and texts electronically. It utilizes a print engine to automate printing

Direct Thermal (Thermal Direct)

Direct Thermal (Thermal Direct) is a printing method that reproduces texts or images directly on the material. It uses heat-sensitive paper that blackens as it passes the thermal printhead 

Direct thermal printing uses chemically treated, heat-sensitive material (e.g., a label or Eftpos receipt) that blackens when it passes through the printer.

To print direct thermal labels, you do not need a thermal ribbon (ink/toner). However, direct thermal labels are not suited if they will be exposed to heat, sunlight, or friction, as the print will deteriorate (fade). So, they tend to be used when the labels are not needed for very long such as shipping, logistics & courier labels. They work well as chiller or freezer labels, so long as the correct adhesive is being used (standard adhesive labels can peel and come off if frozen or refrigerated).

Many thermal printers can print both direct thermal and thermal transfer methods. However, some printers can only print using direct thermal method and not thermal transfer.

Accurate Labelling supply the highest quality printer brands including Zebra, Honeywell, TSC, and Epson.
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Direct Thermal Labels

Direct Thermal Labels are labels that have a heat-sensitive surface which allows printing without the need for thermal ribbons

DPI – label definitions

DPI stands for “dots per inch”, denotes the resolution of digital printing machines (e.g. laser printers, ink-jet printers, thermal printers)

Dry Peel

Dry Peel are labels put together using a dry adhesive