Thermalmark Labels


  • 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 durability of a pre-printed label with the flexibility to custom print information on-site as needed. The thermal transfer receptive topcoat of the Thermalmark allows labels to be easily customized with different text, barcodes, or serial numbers printed through a thermal transfer printer. 


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 11 business days
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
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Barcode Readability Test Data
Abrasion Test Data
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