Where do you use it?
Labels are Frustrating. Facestock choices are frustrating. Which type of face stock do you use? Where and how do you apply different types of facestock? In this blog, we will be discussing the proper application of paper facestock.
At Ganson, we understand your frustration and are excited to translate label data into information. In order to understand the difference between direct thermal and thermal transfer printing, we invite you to visit our thermal printing page.
With direct thermal printing, most types of media are susceptible to light, heat, abrasion and a shorter lifespan. In order to get the most return of investment for your money, utilize this printing method for shipping labels, receipts, visitor identification badges and common bar coding.
All labels come in various sizes, and the face stock comes in various colors. If you are shipping material in corregated cardboard boxes, paper facestock is best for you. Remember: Select the correct label size depending on the type of printer you are using. The face stock should be wider than your ribbon to prevent printhead damage.
Paper is low in costs and easy to use. Unless you are in a rugged or high temperature environment, paper facestock is the most cost effective facestock to utilize. Paper face stock, unfortunately, features the shortest life span of all facestock options. Paper facestock is best for those applications needing less than a year of survivability.
Paper Facestock is the most cost effective of all face stocks. Paper Facestock can only survive where this is little fluctuation in temperature and a nice flat surface (No Laminations) for application.
Call our Label Pros for more information on choosing the correct facestock for the correct application.
Your dollars, your choice, Ganson will deliver.