Get ready to drive up your operational efficiency with industry-leading quality Direct Thermal Labels from enKo Products. Our labels are mostly compatible with most direct thermal printers or Zebra label printers. Whether you’re looking to print shipping labels, event tickets, name tags, visitor passes, coupons, or receipts, these products are available in multiple sizes for various applications.
If your business needs to customize labels at a cheaper cost without sacrificing quality, then these types of labels are what you need. enKo Products is a manufacturer and supplier of direct thermal label products offering Dymo and Zebra compatible labels on a roll.
Whether you need an Amazon FBA label, UPC and barcode labels, address, postage, shipping and mailing labels, our product gives you the reliability you need. What’s more, we offer a 2-year, hassle-free warranty so you can relax knowing you get reliable products.
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Direct thermal labels offer outstanding quality, efficiency, and versatility for an extensive array of applications. These labels don't use ribbons, making them cheaper, faster, and more environmentally friendlier than numerous other media forms.
Through direct thermal printing technology, the labels create sharp, high-quality images directly on heat-sensitive label materials. It also doesn't require toner, ink, or ribbons. That means you'll never have to worry about printing supply issues interrupting your operations.
✅ Ribbon-less printing saves time, money, and the environment.
✅ Ideal for short-term applications
✅ Can work with various types of printers
✅ Excellent as shipping labels
✅ Print labels individually at faster speeds
❌ Short-term use (lifespan of less than a year)
❌ Not scratch-resistant
❌ Narrow color options
Shipping label printers are easily available online through common shops like Amazon, but it’s better to look at shops specializing in these, such as Zolemba or Rajapack.
We recommend going for the best quality that may be more expensive at first but more reliable in the long run. A cheap label printer may do the job but may cause errors or may not long last after some time of use. Also, take note that your online store will grow and will be printing more thermal prints! First, look at the keyboard if it’s user-friendly. Consider storage and opt for a printer that can store the labels that you will use frequently.
At enKo Products, you can choose from the following options:
We also feature direct thermal label rolls that feature a perforated design for convenient stick-and-peel action. You can shop for direct thermal roll labels in different sizes for various types of label printers, such as:
And lastly, direct thermal printed labels from our inventory also comes in various forms of adhesives for different applications, including:
When choosing the right labels, regardless of the brand or type, consider these key factors:
After labeling the item with thermal paper, you can expect the label image to maintain readability between 7 – 10 years. That is if the thermal labels are appropriately stored and used on recommended applications under normal labeling conditions.
You just need a few minutes to install and set up a label printer correctly. Once it’s all set, you can print shipping labels flawlessly.
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The main difference is that direct thermal transfer labels do not require a thermal ribbon as with the thermal transfers. This leads to reduced costs, quicker printing process. There is also less damage to the environment since there will be no ink or toner cartridges to dispose.
Another difference is that direct thermal labels are susceptible to damage from heat and friction. Thus, direct thermal labels are best for short term or single use labels like shipping packages and receipts.
Thermal Transfer requires ribbons and therefore, more costly, but the labels are resistant to heat, moisture, scratching and friction. These are used for long-term labels that can last for 1 year. Product labels, specifically for refrigerators, air conditioners, and other similar appliances where valuable information is indicated.
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Each product line has its pros and cons, and the answer depends on what type of print you need for your business.
It is always preferable to have a quicker, more efficiency process at less cost, but it would not give you what you need.
If you need your labels to last a long time, and not be prone to smearing, fading and smudging, then the enKo thermal transfer label is recommended. It is already the most efficient printing process that adequately fulfills the requirement of a long-lasting, resistant label.
If you only need temporary, short-term or single-use labels like receipts and shipping labels, then direct thermal label rolls are clearly the best option. The printing process is fast, efficient and economical with minimal disposal requirements since there are no ink or toners to purchase.
Direct thermal label products can last a maximum of six (6) months and are susceptible to heat, friction or humidity damage. Even under normal circumstances, the prints would be unreadable in six months.
Yes, thermal labels are particularly prone to heat and UV light. Thus, prolonged exposure to these kinds of elements will inevitably result in gradual fading. Oil and humidity can also contribute to fading on thermal label images.
Yes, thermal labels are waterproof. Printing is heavy-duty, making it resilient to water as well as abrasions and chemicals.
Application temperature is suggested at 75ºF (24ºC), while service temperature should be at -115ºF (-81ºC) to 215ºF (102ºC). Applying them to temperatures beyond this range will entail a thermal transfer solution. It will typically require a specialty adhesive to guarantee that the labels remain secure.
Application temperature pertains to actual temperature during label application. Service temperature relates to the range of temperatures during and after labeling.
For instance, you unpack a new glass container at room temperature. The temperature after labeling the item is the application temperature, which should be at 75ºF (24ºC). When you warm and sterilize the glass container with steam, the temperature being experienced by the productis is the service temperature, which should range between -115ºF (-81ºC) to 215ºF (102ºC).
Yes, it is. Direct thermal printing does not require ink, toner or disposable ribbons. It eliminates disposal costs and saves time with a more efficient printing process. Additionally, if you purchase your direct thermal label rolls from enKo Products, you get high-quality merchandise that does not break the bank.
For best results, thermo-sensitive labels should only be used in direct thermal printers. Running them through other machines may result in poor imaging quality.
Yes, they are compatible with standard direct thermal printers, including the most popular brands.
The earliest barcoding thermal papers used the plastic precursors BPA and BPS as developers. Both have weak hormonal (estrogen-like) effects. They have now been replaced by much safer substances. At enKo Products, we guarantee that our direct thermal labels are made of high-quality, non-toxic materials.