We are one of the leading label companies in the Midlands and are able to supply your plain labels as direct thermal or thermal transfer labels. We can offer labels in a range of sizes and carry many common sizes of plain labels on a range of adhesives in stock for next day delivery.
If one of our stock items will not meet your requirements we can make your labels from scratch, they can be made up of any material, shape, size and adhesive to serve multiple purposes. Many of our customers often go from using plain labels to have pre-printed labels to make full use of advertising and branding opportunities.
Direct Thermal Labels
Thermal labels come in two material types – direct thermal and thermal transfer. Direct Thermal does in-house printing at a speedy, cost-effective rate without the expenses of ink, thermal ribbons or additional maintenance. Direct thermal labels have an invisible pigment printed on the surface of the material. This pigment reacts to heat in the thermal print head of the thermal label printer and turns black. Direct Thermal labels are are commonly used in weighing scales, desktop and industrial thermal printers and are used on short shelf life products - We do stock some desktop printers which can be viewed here.
Thermal Transfer Labels
Thermal transfer printer labels have no pigment and will not print without the use of a printer ribbon. Printer ribbons need to be suited to the material being used. Thermal Transfer labels are often either vellum (plain paper), a coated paper known as semi-gloss or polypropylene – a plastic. We do stock and are able to supply you with ribbons - click here to explore our Ribbons.
Direct thermal labels and thermal transfer labels are used in many industries such as:
Shipping & Address Labels
Barcodes & QR Barcodes
Data Printing (i.e ingredients, nutritional information, weights, batch codes, dates)
When it comes to direct thermal and thermal transfer labels there are many different grades of paper and adhesives to choose from. We are capable of providing labels in a huge assortment of shapes, sizes, colours and adhesives to suit every need. Contact us on our landline or via our using the form below to discuss your specific needs and we will contact you as soon as we can.