The application and environment influences to choose the right material.
The thermal materials are used in fast rotating product such as food and logistics. The principal of the thermal paper does not require any ribbons, instead the material itself reacts on heat which then creates the images on the labels.
Thermal materials can not be stored in direct sunlight or humid environments.
Thermal transfer materials
For these materials there are a lot variants in papers and synthetics. These materials are also very good for pre printing. Also the label printers can be used for these materials by using transfer ribbons in the printers.
The adhesive is an important part of the label. Adhesives are suitable for different applications such as deep freeze products. By using the right adhesive the application really works as it was planned.