Direct thermal labels offer high-quality barcode printing for numerous applications. Unlike thermal transfer printing, direct thermal printing does not require a thermal ribbon. Instead, the process uses heat to start a chemical reaction within the label itself. This reaction creates the printed image.
Thermal transfer labels offer world-class barcode printing for all applications. In thermal transfer printing, a hot print head melts a wax ribbon onto the blank printing label. The result is a rugged, permanent print that can take a beating in shipping.