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 Cutting is the process that uses dies to cut labels to a particular shape
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.
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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 are labels put together using a dry adhesive