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Thermal Labels

Clearly Communicate Key Information

Strike the right balance between label performance and operational efficiency. Optimize direct thermal labels and thermal transfer labels with proven label designs from an industry leader.

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Why Thermal Labels?

Identify, Catergorize and Tag

Easily sell, manage and distribute products and services throughout their lifecycle with thermal labels. From healthcare, food markets, transport and logistics, ticket industry, fashion market, furniture, automobile, electronics market and to the gas pump at your neighborhood station, companies use thermal labels to communicate important information. Some examples include:

  • Barcode labels
  • Shipping labels
  • Receipts
  • Vouchers
  • Pick tickets
  • Coupons
  • Wristbands
  • Event tickets
  • Parking tickets

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Types of Thermal Labels

Thermal Transfer vs Direct Thermal

Both direct thermal and thermal transfer (TT) labels use heat in the printing process. The differences between the two include initial cost, procurement and inventory, maintenance, printhead wear and environmental considerations.

Taylor Communications Labels Comparison Chart

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Vast Range of Programs

From Stock to Custom Solutions

For quick and easy replenishment of standard thermal label supplies shop our on-line store. It is easy to use and offers a wide variety of thermal labels, thermal ribbons and office supplies.

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Thermal Labels Product Descriptions

Thermal transfer labels
Thermal transfer labels use a thermal ribbon. A thermal printhead heats and melts the reverse side of the ribbon, causing material to melt and transfer to the label surface. These labels create permanent variable images that will not fade and are ideal for product ID, lab specimens, outdoor storage and more.

Direct thermal labels
Direct thermal labels do not use ink, toner or a ribbon. Instead thermal printheads make direct contact with a heat-sensitive label material to create a black image. These labels are less expensive but have a shorter life span as the image will fade with time and light exposure. Direct thermal labels are ideal for shipping labels, pharmaceuticals, retail receipts, and event tickets.

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Featured Types of Thermal Labels

Barcode Labels

Form-Label Combo

Combine labels and forms (pharmacy, retail, shipping, etc.) into one convenient document. Form-label combinations streamline the production, packaging and application of multiple documents into a single unit and facilitate multiple transactions with one document.
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Linerless labels

Linerless Labels

This unique construction eliminates the liner that is on most labels. Benefits include:
  • Takes half the storage space
  • Costs half the freight
  • No liner waste
  • No slick silicone liners littering the floor as slip hazards
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Specialty Labels

Specialty Labels

Discover the possibilities of thermal labels. New advancements are continually adding capabilities in this category.  Ask us about:

  • Cryogenic Thermal Labels
  • Thermal Roll Label Kits
  • Wristbands
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Driving the competitive advantage for manufacturers in a JIT world. Major manufacturers from all around the world have optimized complex networks of communications using our integrated, systematic solutions.
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Medical Device Manufacturers

A leading medical device manufacturer wanted to streamline the way instruction booklets were packaged and attached to each device before shipping. Learn more about how they saw a 60% reduction in application time and a 25% increase in overall production output, without increasing labor costs and while meeting FDA standards.
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Appliances have many different labels on them. All the labels must perform flawlessly. Each label must look good and represent the brand, not fall off, last for the life of the appliance and comply with numerous regulatory agencies.