One form of customized and industrialized labeling systems is known as thermal labels. Thermal labels are one of the many types of labels used in all manner of processes in everyday life, from the domestic kitchen to the large-scale surfaces of industrial work sites. Where the layman is on more familiar terms with custom industrial labels, he can start having a look round his kitchen and see what’s in store, if you will.
Food labeling is big business in every retailer and manufacturer’s books. The layman’s familiarity with these labels stems from being able to inform him on brands and its contents. Not always appreciated and seen by the layman’s naked eye are the industrial applications of labels, such as thermal labels, and what they are specifically designed to do. At this stage, he cannot be expected to know that in spite of its name, thermal labeling cannot be applied to industrial products.
In the supermarket, he may not know this, but the layman will be seeing thermal labeling on some of his fruit, vegetable and meat products. Apart from thermal conditions, retail and wholesale storage use for customized industrial labels also includes cold storage requirements. Thermal labeling applications are also made to clothing and textile products, and furniture. Thermal labeling is also given to electronic appliances and devices.
These small, portable devices generally have acceptable heating surfaces which thermal labels are able to withstand. But on the much larger industrial scale, it is generally accepted that thermal labeling cannot be applied to areas where there is a high volume of heat instances. There are two types of thermal labels. The direct thermal label and the thermal transfer label are customized to be applied under numerous conditions.