ThermalMark

Features

  • Thin, durable construction materials make it easy to use in most desktop thermal transfer printers.
  • Thermal transfer receptive topcoat allows for easy on-site label customization and printing.
  • Durable .002” polyester material easily conforms to uneven or radius surfaces
  • .001" thick adhesive provides excellent adhesion to low and high surface energy materials.

Metalcraft's ThermalMark polyester labels offer the best of both worlds, the durability of a pre-printed label with the flexibility to custom print information on-site as needed.

ThermalMark labels are sub-surface printed providing a durable layer of protection to the information pre-printed on the label. This unique process eliminates the need for a laminate; thereby eliminating additional cost as well as the possibility of delamination. The digital printing process used to produce these labels also ensures even the most detailed logo and text will look crisp and clean.

The thermal transfer receptive topcoat of the ThermalMark allows for labels to be easily customized with different text, barcodes, or serial numbers printed locally through a thermal transfer printer. This allows for easy on-demand printing of specific labels and gives flexibility for application specific printing demands.

The high grade .002 mil. polyester construction is pliable enough to conform to curved surfaces and tough enough to resist caustics, solvents and mild abrasion.

Specifications Data
Material .002" mil clear polyester with thermal transfer topcoat with .002" thick white polyester and 3.1 mil liner
Bar Code & Serialization Barcode and human-readable equivalent is digitally printed – providing excellent clarity and easy scanning. Code 39 is the standard symbology with a range of 2.7 to 9.4 CPI (characters per inch). Optional linear and 2D symbologies available. Although this product is primarily marketed as a bar code product, we can produce it with human-readable numbers only or unserialized.
Label Copy The label copy may include block type, stylized type, logos or other designs
Colors Standard colors include black, red, yellow, green, dark blue, orange, purple or blue. Custom spot colors are also available at no additional charge. Due to contrast needed for the bar code scanner, all bar codes are black.
Standard Adhesive High performance adhesive
Sizes 2" x 1"; 1.75" x .5"; 2" x .75"; 3" x 2"; 2.75" x 1.25"; 3" x 2.25"
Packaging Shipped on convenient rolls with scrap matrix removed for ease of removal. Cartons are clearly marked to indicate serial numbers of labels.
Shipment 6 business days

Asset Tracking

Audio Equipment

Computers

Hospital Equipment

Inventory Management

IT Assets

Laptops

Monitors

Office Equipment

Destructive Test Summary
Results below show before and after abrasion on the thermal transferred printed image using full resin ribbons. Samples with TT printed black bars subject to 20 revolutions with CS-10 wheels 500g per wheel on Taber 5130.
Destructive Test Data
K Density before KDensity before % change
1.79 1.54 13.97
Chemical Test Summary
Chemical Immersion Test: Labels were applied to a clean glass substrate and submerged in the following chemicals for 2, 24 and 48 hours. Focus was on the thermal transfer printed image as well as the condition of the label construction. Results were identical for both 170Xilll+ and Gx430t printers using full resin ribbons.
Chemical Test Data
Water Glass cleaner Bathroom cleaner Isopropyl alcohol Acetone NaOH pH 12 HN03 pH 12 HCI pH 12 Brake fluid Diesel Fuel
Thermal transfer rub test no effect BC wiped off after 48 hrs no effect BC wiped off after 2 hrs BC wiped off after 2 hrs no effect no effect no effect BC wiped off after 2 hrs ho effect
Label construction no effect adhesion loss after 48 hrs no effect Adhesion loss after 24 hrs., Tag Delamination after 48 hrs. Adhesion loss after 24 hrs., Tag Delamination after 48 hrs. no effect no effect no effect no effect Adhesive ooze after 2 hrs
Temperature Test Summary
Labels were applied to .020” aluminum panels and heated to the temperatures listed below for 15 minutes.
Temperature Test Data
Printer 200°F 300°F 400°f 500°F
ThermalMark - 170Xilll+ no effect no effect no effect label cracked/blistered, label face discolored
ThermalMark - Gx430t no effect no effect no effect label cracked/blistered