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Today’s printer technologies have specific paper requirements depending on the print method. They are not interchangeable! Let us know the type of printer being used so we can get you the correct type of label for your printer. Whether your computer labels are blank or full color, we can produce custom labels for your printer.
Thermal Transfer Or Direct Thermal: Which One Should I use?
Labelsmith Inc., located in Sparks, NV has specialized label-printing equipment that allows for precise work on Thermal transfer labels while delivering high-quality graphical images to display your product, or mailing labels perfectly.
Thermal transfer printing uses a heat sensitive ribbon to produce the printed image. Typically used for longer duration applications, such as bar codes, bin labels in warehousing, and shipping labels. Lower in initial cost than direct thermal labels, but requires a ribbon to print. Direct thermal labels are used in disposable use applications, because over time, the label surface will fade. They will also turn black if exposed to extreme heat or UV rays.
Direct thermal is perfect for computer labels, shipping labels or inventory control labels that don’t need to last for a long time. The heat sensitive material is more expensive, but no ribbon is necessary. By using this digital printing process we ensure your mailing labels remains glued to your product when it is applied.
How Many Ribbons Do I Need To Print My Job Thermal Transfer Mailing Labels?
1. First determine the repeat of the label you are printing.
• REPEAT=LABEL HEIGHT + GAP BETWEEN LABELS
2. Next determine the number of feet you are printing.
• # OF FEET=REPEAT x # OF LABELS / 12
3. Lastly determine the number of ribbon you need.
1 to 1 ratio:
• # of feet you are printing=# of feet of ribbon
Example: 5000 4 x 6 labels with 1/8″ gap 5000 x 6.125″ ( 6″ + 0.125″ gap) /12=2552’ to print
A typical ribbon is 4.33″ x 1476′, so 2 rolls will print approximately 2950’ of labels. Be sure to have extra ribbon to account for waste factor, printing errors, calibrating, etc.
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