THERMAL TRANSFER LABELS
Thermal Transfer printing is a digital printing process in which material is applied to paper (or some other material) by melting a coating of ribbon so that it stays glued to the material on which the print is applied. It contrasts with Direct Thermal where no ribbon is required.
DIRECT THERMAL LABELS
Direct Thermal printers utilize a chemically treated material that blackens when the thermal print-head applies heat to the surface of the material. This type of printer requires noink, toner or ribbon to apply print to the label surface. Direct Thermal printers are not able to print in color.