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The purpose of Thermal Label


Thermal labels are a type of label that is specifically designed for thermal printing. They are commonly used in industries such as retail, logistics, healthcare, and manufacturing for various purposes. The primary purpose of thermal labels is to provide clear and accurate printing in thermal printers without the need for ink or toner.

Thermal labels consist of a thermal-sensitive coating on the surface that reacts to heat. When the thermal printhead of a thermal printer applies heat to the label, the coating changes color, resulting in the desired print or image. There are two main types of thermal labels:

Direct thermal labels: These labels have a thermal coating that darkens when heat is applied. They are commonly used for short-term applications, such as shipping labels, receipts, tickets, and barcode labels. Direct thermal labels are sensitive to heat, light, and humidity, so they are not suitable for long-term or outdoor use.

Thermal transfer labels: These labels use a thermal transfer ribbon along with the heat from the printhead to transfer the ink onto the label surface. Thermal transfer labels offer more durability and resistance to fading, moisture, and harsh environmental conditions. They are widely used for product labeling, asset tracking, inventory management, and other applications that require long-lasting and high-quality prints.

The purpose of thermal labels is to provide efficient and reliable printing for various applications, including labeling products, tracking items, organizing inventory, and improving overall operational efficiency. They offer advantages such as cost-effectiveness, ease of use, fast printing speeds, and high-quality output.