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5 Tips to Select the Right Thermal Labels/Papers for Your Application

Selecting the right direct-thermal continuous receipt paper, such as compatible Dymo 30270 labels is critical. We know that most documents or labels look fine when they come out of the printer. But, their true test is how long they can hold their print throughout their lifespan. If content becomes unreadable on the label, it results in various issues, such as problems with returns, service, warranties, and compliance.

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There are several considerations that must be examined before choosing a continuous receipt label, for instance, potential exposure to moisture and heat, durability, intended lifespan, and so on. Keeping an eye on the following areas will ensure that you are buying the right receipt label material.

  1. Heat 

If you suspect that your product or packaging will be exposed to heat, it is best to buy the material that is resistant to heat. Documents and files that are often left inside vehicles, where temperature can rise over 150 degree F during summer, can turn black and unreadable as chemicals start reacting with the paper. If you intend to use receipt labels in such an environment, it is best to look for materials that are exclusively formulated to withstand higher temperatures.

  1. Moisture

In case your receipt paper will be subjected to an environment with high moisture content or exposed to a wet or humid area, look for a continuous receipt paper with additional moisture resistance or synthetic material that will prevent it from degrading or becoming unreadable.

  1. Thickness

It is obvious that thicker material tend to remain intact for more time and be durable. Plus, thicker material is also considered linked with higher quality. However, the thicker the paper will be, the less paper per roll will be used. It might result in fewer labels that can be printed before the roll needs to be changed.

  1. Archivability

Here, archivability refers to the intended lifespan. The longer the documents need to be referenced and stored, the more durable your label or logo material should be and the more protection they will need against heat, humidity, and other environmental factors. Since document storage is an important part, you must never overlook the importance of label’s life in this regard.

Make sure that label you choose fulfills your archival requirements. For instance, compatible Dymo 30270 labels supplied by recognized label manufacturers are ideal for archival purposes, especially for small businesses.

  1. Top Coating

All thermal papers come with a base coating and a thermal coating but not all of them come with top coating. If you need to store your documents in an environment with specific environmental exposure, it is best that you buy labels that come with a topcoat. Non-top coated labels are ideal for applications that require limited resistance properties.

So, always invest in label material that meets your application’s requirements.