Ensure effective identification for any workplace with Brady Thermal Transfer Labels

The wrong label could ruin your identification tasks, leading to wasted time in rework, errors in your processes, and dissatisfied customers. Therefore finding the correct thermal labels is crucial to the success of your design process and your business.

Fortunately, Brady offers printers and materials built to meet specific application needs, including polyimide, polyester, polypropylene, polyolefin, vinyl, vinyl cloth, weather resistant, temperature indicating, raised panel labels, and more.

How thermal transfer label printers work

A thermal labels printer uses a wax- or resin-coated ribbon to transfer ink onto labels when heated. This printing method relies on a ribbon sandwiched between the printhead and the label. When the printhead passes over the ribbon, it heats its coating, transferring it to the label to create an image.

For long-term applications, thermal transfer printers are an excellent choice for:

  • Unmatched for printing quality and durability.
  • Crisp, accurate, high-definition text, graphics, and barcodes (1D and 2D).
  • Resistant to chemicals, UV light, abrasions, moisture, and extreme temperatures.

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Label Material Matters

Selecting the wrong type of label could prove disastrous in terms of identification and overall processes.

  • Ensure crisp, legible text with the right label using durable ink formulas with protective coating options to negate smearing or fading.
  • The right topcoat is essential for protecting your label surface from elements like temperature, chemical exposure, or other environmental factors.
  • Without the proper heat-resistant film, your label is at risk for shrinking, discoloration or even disintegration.
  • Essential to proper identification, selecting an improper adhesive could lead to shifting, lifting and residue. The right adhesive ensures durable identification labeling.

Good to Know: Thermal Transfer vs Direct Transfer

Thermal Transfer: Engineered to deliver optimal quality and durability suitable for long-term applications, thermal transfer printers ensure crisp, high-definition text, graphics and barcodes. Built to withstand harsh elemental factors including abrasions, moisture, chemical exposure and temperature extremes.

Direct Transfer: Ideal for short-term applications or single-use applications, direct transfer printers use labels that darken when heated to produce sharp-quality images best for use indoors and in controlled temperature settings. Over time, direct transfer labels will darken, or text will fade.

Hisco has the right labels for thermal printers for your identification needs. Contact us today!

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