The advantages of using a direct thermal printer

What is direct thermal printing?

In the label industry, there are two thermal printing methods: direct thermal and thermal transfer. Both methods use a thermal printhead that applies heat to the surface being marked. Thermal transfer printing uses a heated ribbon to produce high-quality images on a wide variety of materials. On the other hand, direct thermal printing requires no ink or ribbons.

Who uses direct thermal printing?

Though many do not know about this printing technique, direct thermal printers can be found in almost every place where you make a purchase. It is what gives you your debit and credit card transaction receipts, it’s what usually prints your restaurant bill, and it’s been used in fax machines for decades. Commercial applications of thermal printers also include filling station pumps, information kiosks, point of sale systems, voucher printers in slot machines, print on demand labels for shipping and products, and for recording live rhythm strips on hospital cardiac monitors.

Why use direct thermal printing?

Dymo printers are the most popular printers for small and medium sized businesses and offices. They are smaller, faster, and print more quietly than dot matrix printers. Direct thermal printers are also lighter and consume less power. It is better to use a thermal printer because it doesn’t use ink and it doesn’t require a ribbon like a thermal transfer printer needs. So in the long run, for businesses that print labels on a daily basis, it saves money.

Doctor’s offices, veterinarians, churches, schools and even paint stores can save cost when using direct thermal technology, Wedge Labels offers thermal paper compatible with all Dymo, Seiko and Zebra printers. In a variety of colors, shapes and sizes, browse our product now and get labelling today!

Until next time,

Wedge Labels Team

  • Direct Thermal Roll
    Dymo & Zebra compatible VETERINARY
    1 ¹⁵/₁₆" x 3 ½" - VETERINARY DYMO/ZEBRA
    Wedge model:
    ZTH1.93.5-T30
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    1 ¹⁵/₁₆" x 3 ½" - VETERINARY DYMO/ZEBRA
    Wedge model:
    ZTH1.93.5-T30
    Width:
    1.938"
    Length:
    3.5"
    Color:
    White
    Type:
    Stock Blank
    Rolls:
    10 rolls per box
    Labels:
    400 labels per roll
    Rolls per pack:
    1
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  • Compatible Dymo Model # 30326
    1 ⅘" x 3 ¹/₁₀" - Veterinary Prescription Dymo Label (Butt Cut)
    Wedge model:
    W-30326B-T30
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    1 ⅘" x 3 ¹/₁₀" - Veterinary Prescription Dymo Label (Butt Cut)
    Wedge model:
    W-30326B-T30
    Width:
    1.8"
    Length:
    3.1"
    Color:
    White
    Type:
    Stock Blank
    Rolls:
    10 rolls per box
    Labels:
    500 labels per roll
    Rolls per pack:
    1
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  • DIRECT THERMAL LABEL
    DYMO & ZEBRA COMPATBLE
    VET WARNING & LOGO VETERINARY
    1¹⁵/₁₆” x 3 ½” - VETERINARY LABEL DYMO/ZEBRA
    Wedge model:
    ZTH1.93.5-WAR/LOGO-T30
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    1¹⁵/₁₆” x 3 ½” - VETERINARY LABEL DYMO/ZEBRA
    Wedge model:
    ZTH1.93.5-WAR/LOGO-T30
    Width:
    1.925"
    Length:
    3.5"
    Color:
    White
    Type:
    Stock Pre-Printed
    Rolls:
    10 rolls per box
    Labels:
    400 labels per roll
    Rolls per pack:
    1
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  • Compatible Dymo Model # 30258
    2 ⅛" x 2 ¾" - (Butt-cut) Dymo Veterinary prescription label
    Wedge model:
    W-30258B-T30
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    2 ⅛" x 2 ¾" - (Butt-cut) Dymo Veterinary prescription label
    Wedge model:
    W-30258B-T30
    Length:
    2.75"
    Color:
    White
    Type:
    Stock Blank
    Rolls:
    10 rolls per box
    Labels:
    500 labels per roll
    Rolls per pack:
    1
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  • Compatible Dymo Model # 30258
    2 ⅛" x 2 ¾" - Veterinary Prescription Dymo Label (Paw-print + Butt-cut)
    Wedge model:
    W-30258B-PAW-T30
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    2 ⅛" x 2 ¾" - Veterinary Prescription Dymo Label (Paw-print + Butt-cut)
    Wedge model:
    W-30258B-PAW-T30
    Width:
    2.125"
    Length:
    2.75"
    Color:
    White
    Type:
    Stock Pre-Printed
    Rolls:
    10 rolls per box
    Labels:
    500 labels per roll
    Rolls per pack:
    1
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  • Compatible Dymo Model # 30258
    2 ⅛" x 2 ¾" - Dymo Veterinary Label (Warning + LOGO + Butt-cut)
    Wedge model:
    W-30258B-WAR/LOGO-T30
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    2 ⅛" x 2 ¾" - Dymo Veterinary Label (Warning + LOGO + Butt-cut)
    Wedge model:
    W-30258B-WAR/LOGO-T30
    Length:
    2.75"
    Color:
    White
    Type:
    Stock Pre-Printed
    Rolls:
    10 rolls per box
    Labels:
    500 labels per roll
    Rolls per pack:
    1
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