CP Printing provides pressure sensitive label stock compatible with both direct thermal and thermal transfer printers, with pre-print options available for invariable items such as logos or product descriptions.
Some of the most common uses for thermal printers include shipping labels, product identification labels, barcodes, and point of purchase labels.
Photo quality and high color saturation
Heat and cold resistant
Direct Thermal Pressure Sensitive Label Stock
Pressure sensitive label rolls compatible with your direct thermal printer.
Thermal Transfer Pressure Sensitive Label Stock
Pressure sensitive label rolls compatible with your thermal transfer printer.
Pressure Sensitive Label Stock
Pre-printed options for any invariable content or color details on your thermal labels.
WHAT IS THERMAL PRINTING?
Thermal printers provide an on-demand printing solution for your office, warehouse, or at-home business, printing variable data items and on-demand labels from a compact, affordable machine.
WHAT IS DIRECT THERMAL PRINTING?
Direct thermal printers use a thermal print-head to apply heat directly onto label material, which is chemically pretreated to darken where heat is applied. Since the application of heat alone creates the label image, there is no need for ink, toners, or printing ribbons. While the direct thermal printing method can only create black and white images, pre-print options are available, whether color or black and white, for any consistent label information. Direct thermal printers are generally more affordable and more compact than thermal transfer printers and can be easier to maintain with less moving parts.
WHEN TO USE DIRECT THERMAL PRINTING
This cost-effective solution for on-demand printing is a good option for low-contact and one time use labels. Common uses for thermal printing include shipping labels, barcodes, and point of purchase labels. Excessive light or heat can cause fading or overexposure on direct thermal labels, making them a more vulnerable option with short-term limitations.
WHAT IS THERMAL TRANSFER PRINTING?
Thermal transfer printers use a thermal print-head to apply heat to an ink-coated ribbon, transferring ink from the ribbon onto the label material. While the resin-based ribbons are commonly black, color options are also available to customize your label. Furthermore, pre-print options are available, whether color or black and white, for any consistent label information.
WHEN TO USE THERMAL TRANSFER PRINTING?
This on-demand printing solution creates fade-resistant, durable labels that will withstand exposure to extreme temperatures, liquids, and a variety of chemicals. Commons uses for thermal transfer printing include permanent applications such as product identification and inventory labels, shelf tags, and asset labeling. While thermal transfer printers are slightly larger and more costly when compared to direct thermal printers, the labels they produce are durable, long-lasting and offer color options.