Zebra 3003070 Z-Perform 1000D (75.4mm x Continuous - 21M), with 20 rolls per box. Sold per box.
These are Direct Thermal labels - No ribbon is used in direct thermal printing, which creates the image directly on the printed material.
Direct thermal printing uses chemically treated, heat-sensitive media that blackens when it passes under the thermal printhead. Direct thermal printers have no ink, toner, or ribbon.
Their simple design makes thermal printers durable and easy to use. Because there is no ribbon, direct thermal printers cost less to operate than inkjet, laser, impact, and thermal transfer printers. Most mobile printers use direct thermal technology.
Thermal media images may fade over time. If the label is overexposed to heat, light, or other catalysts, the material will darken and make the text or bar code unreadable. For these reasons, direct thermal printing is not used for lifetime identification applications. The readability of direct thermal labels, wristbands, and receipt papers varies greatly, depending on the usage conditions, but the technology provides ample lifespan for many common bar code printing applications including shipping labels, patient and visitor identification, receipts, and ticket printing.
For example, direct thermal labels can easily remain scannable after spending six months in storage in a distribution center, and direct thermal patient wristbands have a special coating that makes them water- and chemical-resistant. Common thermal printing applications include: shipping labels, including compliance labels; receipts; pick tickets; coupons; event tickets; citations and parking tickets; name tags; visitor passes; and more.
A direct thermal uncoated paper label with permanent acrylic adhesive. Designed for optimal balance of performance and price. Suitable for use in a wide range of applications including packaging, shipping and box labels. Not recommended for applications involving exposure to sunlight or extreme heat. BPA free.