Products

Labels and Ribbons

Labels - We have the equipment and technology that allows us to offer low cost and fast delivery on products such as bag seal labels, special pricing labels, informational labels, and other promotional roll labels. Comes with various colors, adhesives, paper types, and core sizes. Labels available for all makes of printer on rolls or fan folded.

Direct Thermal Labels
These are labels that DO NOT require the use of a thermal ribbon.  Direct Thermal labels are most suited for shipping applications where the label is not going to be exposed to extremely warm environments and normally has a life of 6 months or less.

Thermal Transfer
Thermal Transfer labels require the use of a thermal ribbon.  These are the most commonly used labels and will give permanent durability depending on which material substrate and thermal ribbon you are using.


TECH TIP!

Make sure when selecting a thermal ribbon that the width of the thermal ribbon is greater than the width of the label and THE LINER.  Under sizing the width of the ribbon can lead to premature printhead wear and possible failure.

TYPES OF LABELS:

Satin - An inexpensive, gloss white paper with a permanent acrylic adhesive backing.  An attractive solution to applications requiring a short-term-use label in a clean and dry environment.

Polyester - The polyester material does not easily tear and performs well in a wide range of temperatures. The material is popular for label applications where high durability is important or a waterproof label is required. This material is an excellent choice for asset tagging since it has a strong adhesive and is very durable.

White Removable / Repositionable Labels - Our standard white matte removable label material is a bright white material with our standard removable adhesive. The removable labels can be applied to most surfaces and easily removed without leaving any adhesive residue. The material prints excellent in both laser and ink jet printers. Most customers use the removable labels when clean and easy removability is important.

Synthetic - are used for special applications such as landscaping, lumber, and other outdoor applications.  Synthetic labels resist moisture, temperature, chemicals, oil, and dirt better than paper labels and are also more expensive.

Asset Labels / Tags - are used for marking fixed and non-fixed assets. They are usually tamper-evident, permanent or frangible and usually contain a barcode for electronic identification using readers. Carton tags   are commonly used for equipment labels, price tags, and in manufacturing in process tagging.

Pre-printed Labels And Sticker - Our media group also specializes in the manufacture of preprinted (pre-imaged) labels or tags. 

Piggyback labels - are made from combining two layers of adhesive substrate. The bottom layer forms the backing for the top. The label can be applied to any object as normal, the top layer can be a removable label that can be applied elsewhere, which may change the message or marking on the remaining label underneath. Often used on Express mail envelopes.

Matte –Its general purpose adhesive offers high initial tack and adhesion on corrugated packaging.

Vinyl - any of various plastics made from polymerized vinyl compounds or copolymers of vinyl and other resins, used in various molded or extruded products, coatings, adhesives, sizes, etc.

BOPP - (BIAXIALLY ORIENTED POLYPROPYLENE)

The three standard types of thermal ribbons are:

WAX RIBBON
•    Used for printing on paper labels such as chromo, TT2C, etc.
•    Very economical.
•    Require very low temperature for printing that increases life of the print head.
•    Can be used for general purpose labeling, shipping labels ,address labels, garment tags, price tickets, warehouse applications, compliance label printing, including shelf and bin labels, retail tag and label applications.
•    Do not have smudge & scratch resistance.
•    Not suitable for printing on polyester or film material.

WAX RESIN RIBBON
•    Combination of wax & resin substance coating. Resin percentage higher than wax.
•    Used for printing on paper labels such as chromo TT2C, garment tags, glossy smooth surfaces, synthetic materials.
•    Require a certain higher temperature for getting better printing results.
•    Labels printed by wax/resin ribbons have smudge & scratch resistance. So, most of the times used for labeling on export goods where handling & period of transit is more.

RESIN RIBBON
•    Resin ribbons contain the highest percentage of Resin substance.
•    Have a higher melting point. So, the require the highest temperature for printing with best results.
•    Used for printing on polyester, synthetic, taffeta, satin(specially for Garment labels), destructible vinyl, warranty void labels, which are exposed to harsh environment, liquids like isopropyl alcohol, spirits, etc.
•    The most expensive ribbons.

Brands: Zebra Genuine Ribbon, Intermec, BTS Generic Ribbon





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