Thermal Printing Labels
Thermal Printing Labels use heat to create an image. Thermal transfer uses a thermal ribbon where heat from the printhead releases the ribbon attaching it to the label surface. Direct thermal images are created when heat from the printhead causes components on the label surface to mix causing them to (usually) turn black.
They are often best used for labels required for short-term use, like a shipping label, and for those companies who prefer to print without a ribbon, like the healthcare industry. Examples of Direct Thermal Labels include receipts, shipping labels, name tags, barcodes, and passes