Paper thermal transfer barcode label are usually best for bin labeling, shipping and product labeling. Most direct thermal bar code label are paper and because of this they are environmentally sensitive and have limited and specific applications.
If your application requires a bar code label to withstand abrasion, moisture resistance, chemical resistance, weather resistance or must meet UL or CSA compliance standards, it is vital that you use a synthetic label. The materials in synthetic labels are designed to withstand the rigors of these special environmental conditions.
Adhesive choice will vary with the desired durability of the barcode label. Applications may call for temporary, no-residue adhesive, or semi-permanent adhesion.
Barcode label size is often a major factor in choosing ready stock or custom label. Ready stock barcode label come in the most common sizes, but your application may require a specific dimensional “footprint.” In this case, custom barcode label can be made to fit any need.