While polypropylene labels are great for many applications, they do not work for everything. Application, lifespan, and regulations might dictate that another material, such polyester or vinyl might be required.
Polyester labels are generally recommended for applications that require a larger lifespan, heat resistance and additional durability. These labels are usually a good fit for long term outdoor applications as they are waterproof. Finally, polyester labels are commonly printed with laser printers due to their inherent heat resistance.
Vinyl labels, while the most expensive of the three options, will provide the longest lifespan. These labels are extremely durable, produce high quality print, and are waterproof. These types of labels are also commonly printed with laser printers.
Finally, if your application doesn’t require a long lasting or durable label, paper thermal labels will be just fine. The standard paper label does great for short term applications such as shipping, case, and pallet identification labels. These are available in direct thermal, thermal transfer, and laser sheet labels.
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