Z-Select 2000T - Matt Coated - Thermal Transfer Paper Label - Permanent Adhesive - 51mm x 25mm - Labels per Roll: 2580 - Rolls per Box: 8 - Perforation between Labels - Printer Type: Desktop - Recommended Ribbon: 02300GS06407 - Rolls supplied on 25mm cores with maximum outer diameter 127mm
A thermal transfer premium, top-coated, white, ultra smooth paper label, with a permanent adhesive. This product produces excellent quality images, especially rotated bar codes, graphics and small characters, at print speeds up to 305mm per second. Recommended for a wide range of applications including shipping, tracking and healthcare.
Thermal transfer involves the thermal print head elements (dots) heating the backside of a thermal transfer ribbon to melt and transfer the compounds on the front side of the ribbon to the label. Print head life in direct thermal printing applications is significantly reduced when compared to thermal transfer printing applications. Generally speaking, a company should anticipate direct thermal print heads providing an expected lifetime of 25% - 50% of a thermal transfer print head. As an example, if a company is printing 10 million, six inch long labels per period with an expected thermal transfer print head life of 4 million inches, they would expect to replace the print head 15 times. If the same application were direct thermal, they would expect to replace the print head 30 – 60 times. Depending upon throughput volumes, the cost differential may be significant and has to be considered in any evaluation.