Direct Thermal ( Usually used for short term labelling! This material is activated through the use of heat, and is printed using a direct thermal label printer.
There are two common thermal materials. Namely, thermal economy and Thermal Top coat.
· Thermal Economy: Short term marking, best for cold store environments, will fade and scuff easily
· Thermal Top-coat: Short to medium term marking has a good resistance to heat, but will scuff if handled roughly and will fade in time.