Not all labeling challenges can be solved by one single thermal transfer label material, nor can only one particular label meet all labeling application needs. Quality label suppliers address this issue through offering a wide range of high-performing labels and materials, which are uniquely designed to meet a variety of industry needs.
Key considerations in deciding upon the correct thermal transfer labeling solution include the environment and application. The label application and environment sway the decision-making process. Thermal transfer labels that will be in relatively stable environmental conditions may benefit from less durable and lower cost label materials such as paper or polypropylene, unlike more challenging environments that warrant longer-lasting and more durable materials. To achieve this desired durability, many manufacturers turn to rugged thermal transfer label materials such as polyimide and polyester.
"Industries require barcode labels that will not fade."
Industrial parts, automotive equipment, appliances and medical devices in particular all require labels that can remain durable when exposed to high temperatures, chemicals and wear. Polyester labels are shown to be an effective thermal transfer label material for these industries.
Meanwhile, Polyimide label labels are appropriate for for very high temperature applications, such as PCB manufacturing processes. No one polyester or polyimide label can solve every labeling requirement, which is why Stranco offers a range of high-performance polyester and polyimide label materials.
If you're unsure about what labeling material to choose, contact Stranco today to consult with one of our skilled professionals. Our excellent customer service sets us apart from others in our industry, as our team will work tirelessly to ensure our customers find the perfect label solution for their specific industry needs.