There is still hesitation for companies to transfer over to linerless technology.
One main barrier is pricing.
The cost of linerless media is equal to or slightly more than standard thermal labels. Linerless labels can only print in linerless printers, which on their own cost more than thermal label printers.
As well, the additional cost of new hardware investments included with linerless technology is also a deterring factor.
But the gains of using linerless are beneficial and, in the end, outweigh the objections.
Linerless labels offer solutions for businesses that standard thermal labels don’t. Simply eliminating the liner increases print and apply production, augments safety in work areas, saves costs, and overall reduces waste production with a biodegradable product.
Market drivers and trends will likely push a future increase in linerless labels as growing demand for sustainable products rises across the globe.
Customers want companies to take preserving natural resources more seriously, and more businesses are beginning to listen.