A direct thermal label is a type of label that is commonly used in thermal printing technology. Unlike other types of labels that require ink or toner to print, direct thermal labels use a special heat-sensitive paper that darkens when it comes into contact with a heated print head.
Direct thermal labels are popular in industries such as logistics, warehousing, and retail, where they are used to create barcodes, product labels, shipping labels, and other types of labels that require high-quality printing and durability.
One of the advantages of using direct thermal labels is that they are easy to use and require no ink or toner, which reduces costs and maintenance. However, direct thermal labels can fade over time, especially when exposed to heat, light, and moisture. Therefore, they are typically used for short-term applications where durability is not a primary concern.