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How to choose barcode label paper: thermal and thermal transfer?

June 22, 2022

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The common materials of barcode label paper are thermal paper and thermal transfer. Among them, thermal transfer is also divided into coated paper, synthetic paper and PET, etc. At the same time, they are also used with carbon ribbon. So which of these two barcode labels should be used? Then talk about the relevant knowledge and precautions when choosing these two barcode labels.



The characteristics of thermal paper barcode label material: that is, it does not need carbon tape, it will turn black when it is heated, and it is easy to fade after a long time of storage. It should not be used for long-term storage. Abrasion-resistant and chemical-resistant. It is suitable for sticking in a good environment and short-term storage. When choosing a thermal barcode label, pay attention to the use environment and whether it is suitable for use.


In the thermal transfer barcode label: the coated paper is ordinary paper, which is easy to tear into 2 halves. Synthetic paper adds firmness to paper and is not easy to tear. The material of PET is the best in the label paper, it will not be torn. When choosing, you should choose the appropriate barcode label according to your actual needs.


When it comes to how to choose a barcode label material, it is inseparable from its "close partner": the carbon ribbon is also called the ribbon. Because when a barcode printer uses thermal transfer consumables to print barcode labels, the two are indispensable, so they must be well coordinated to achieve better results. Sometimes, we already have the ribbon, how to choose the corresponding barcode label?


Let's introduce: Generally, there are 3 types of ribbons: wax-based, mixed-based and resin. Wax base: Generally, it should be matched with coated paper. The printed things are not wear-resistant and will fall off after a scratch. It is almost similar to thermal paper. It is suitable for sticking in a good environment and no friction. Of course, it also has its advantages. Cheap. Besides, the mixed base is generally combined into paper, and the things printed by their barcode printers can withstand a small amount of friction, and can be stored for a longer time than the wax base with coated paper. Resin and PET labels, they print something that can withstand friction and chemical corrosion. In total, when we choose barcode labels, we must pay attention to matching materials.


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