Thermal transfer labels are mostly used within the transport and logistics industry, but are also used for consumer durable labeling. Thermal transfer labels require a thermal transfer ribbon to print, but they offer a longer shelf life than direct thermal labels.
Thermal transfer labels are used for shipping labels, for inventory tracking and control, and for product identification and package identification. Color thermal transfer can be used for warehousing and lot separation. However, the markets and applications for thermal transfer are constantly expanding and are not restricted to what is mentioned above.