Many types of labels are required in homes, offices, factories, warehouses, and shopping malls. For example, when buying clothes, you can easily find the tags on the clothes, train tickets, boarding passes, luggage tags, labels of goods in the store and so on. Since labels are generally small, it is not appropriate to print with a normal printer. In response to this situation, some printer manufacturers have designed label makers.
Label makers print tidy, readable labels for document folders, kitchen shelves, storage containers and boxes, and also somewhere else in your house or workplace where organization can be a plus. In fact, the best label makers today are tiny, hand-held computers that allow you to get creative.
Label printers use thermal transfer or thermal printing to print the labels we need. If you have a label maker, you may need to pay attention that the label paper used by different label makers is different. If you choose the wrong one, it may affect the life of the printer. Choose the right label paper to make sure they are fully functional. So what are the materials of our common label printing paper?
1. heat-sensitive label paper is sprayed with a layer of “thermal-sensitive color-changing paint” on the base paper. This kind of paper is very different. The side coated with paint will be relatively smooth. The characteristics of this kind of paper are thermal imaging. It is used in fax paper, POS printer paper, cash register slips, price tags, and has a wide range of applications with very low cost and high performance. However, it should be noted that the printed product or blank paper cannot be exposed to high temperature or sunlight for a long time, and the shelf life of heat-sensitive paper is short.
2. PET label paper, PET is a polymer material. It has good hardness and brittleness, can withstand certain high temperature, resist harsh environment, and prevent the corrosion of chemicals such as acid and alkali, meanwhile, it has good optical performance and weather resistance; Moreover, it has good electrical insulation properties; it can block gas and water excellent properties of oil; With smooth and shiny surface, good safety to human health; high transparency and gloss, can effectively block ultraviolet rays. Can be directly used in food packaging, electrical and electronic packaging, and the automotive industry.
3. PVC label paper is a polymer material composed of vinyl. It has good flexibility. Its main characteristics are waterproof, acid and alkali corrosion resistance, good heat resistance, good electrical insulation, but it has poor degradability in the natural environment and cannot be recycled.
4. Coated label paper, coated with a layer of white paint on the surface of the paper, is a type of label paper reprocessed, which is characterized by smooth surface, high whiteness, good color reducibility, and good ink absorption performance. It is often used in coding printers, and is mainly used in places with many labels such as assembly lines, inventory management, and clothing tags.
Different label papers have different application fields. When choosing the label printing paper for your own best label makers, don’t choose the wrong one to avoid damaging the printer and affecting the service life of the label maker.