We supply three main types of labels at FA Supplies.
Any of the following can be supplied from our extensive list of stock cutters; Thermal Transfer Labels, Direct Thermal Labels, and Inkjet Labels. For each type of label material, we supply a vast range of adhesives to suit both standard and specialist applications. Standard adhesives include Permanent, Removable or Deep Freeze.
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Thermal Transfer Labels
Thermal transfer is a digital printing method which involves applying heat to a ribbon to form an image on the face of a substrate.
This method is usually used when durability of print is required and can be used on many different substrates.
Standard papers supplied in Matt, Premium Matt Coated, Semi-Gloss and High-Gloss.
Synthetic materials supplied in Matt, Satin, Gloss and Clear.
Specialist materials include Dayglo, Metallics and tamper evident.
Direct Thermal Labels
Direct thermal is a similar process to thermal transfer but doesn’t require a ribbon to produce the image.
The material has a heat sensitive coating which turns black when heat is applied to produce the image. This process is ideal for general purpose labelling in warehouse and logistics environments where durability is not required. It can be used on many substrates.
Thermal Economy (Non-barrier Coated).
Semi Top Coated Thermal (Face Barrier Coated) – offers protection from scuffing.
Full Top Coated Thermal (Face and Reverse Coated) – offers protection from scuffing and moisture.
Thermal Coated Synthetics (Face Coated) – offers the most protection.
Inkjet printing is a process that creates a digital image by propelling droplets of ink onto the face material.
This process lends itself more to point of sale labelling as the printers are able to print in full colour. Our label materials are compatible with all major commercial and domestic inkjet brands including HP, Epson, Canon and Memjet technologies.
Matt Inkjet Paper.
Semi Gloss Inkjet Paper.
High Gloss (Photo Quality) Inkjet Paper.
White, Silver and Clear Inkjet Synthetics in Gloss and Matt.
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