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Direct Thermal Label Printers

Direct Thermal Barcode Label Printers

DuraFast Label Company sells direct thermal barcode label printers from leading brands including SATO, Zebra, Honeywell, Datamax, Intermec, Printronix, Toshiba, TSC, and others.

The Benefits of Direct Thermal Barcode Label Printers

Direct thermal barcode label printers do not require the use of a ribbon in order to print labels and barcodes though some models incorporate both types of technologies. With a direct thermal barcode printer, the image is produced by selectively heating the thermal label material as it passes underneath the print head. When the label material is heated, it reacts, releasing the dye embedded within the paper and changing its color to black.

The primary advantage of using a direct thermal barcode label printer instead of a thermal transfer printer is the elimination of the thermal transfer ribbon, which is one less step your staff will need to deal with when printing labels and barcodes.

Popular Label Printing Applications

Because direct thermal barcode label printers print in black only, they’re ideally suited for certain applications such as:

-     Shipping labels

-     Logistics labels

-     Bills of lading

-     Carton box labels

-     Barcodes

-     Laboratory labels

-     Specimen labels

-     Point of sale labels and receipts

-     Inventory labels

-     Wholesale labels and barcodes

-     Manufacturing barcode labels

-     Retail barcode labels

-     Asset management labels

-     RFID barcode labels

Types of Direct Thermal Barcode Label Printers

We carry desktop and industrial direct thermal barcode label printers from Zebra, SATO, Datamax, Intermec, Printronix, TSC, GoDEX, Honeywell, Toshiba, and other brands.

Desktop models are an excellent choice for standalone barcode printing applications from the desktop, admissions desks, shipping and receiving cages, lobby areas, warehouses, mailrooms, and other areas where you need to quickly print labels and barcodes on demand. Compact and equipped with essential features, desktop direct thermal label printers are a user-friendly, budget-friendly option for businesses of all sizes.

Industrial direct thermal barcode label printers are often configured as part of a fleet of printers deployed across an organization, but they can also be used as standalone units. Industrial models feature more rugged construction and have a larger capacity than desktop direct thermal barcode label printers. Advanced options and accessories are also available.

Browse our selection of direct thermal barcode label printers below or filter by brand, label width, print resolution, or print speed.

Direct Thermal Labels

DuraFast Label Company has a large inventory of direct thermal labels engineered specifically for the thermal printing technologies used by Zebra, SATO, Intermec, Honeywell, Datamax, Printronix, TSC, GoDex, and Toshiba direct thermal label printers.

If you can’t find the exact size, shape, or label material you’re looking for, we can make custom direct thermal labels upon request. Get a custom thermal label quote here.

Not sure which type of direct thermal barcode label printer is best for your needs? Our thermal label printing specialists are happy to help. Contact us today to request label samples or get advice.