Repacorp, a converter of labels and tags, RFID, shrink sleeves and flexible packaging has introduced a new product, Thermal ColorPrint, an on-demand color direct thermal imaging without the use of ink, ribbons or chemicals.
Thermal Color Print labels are custom flexographic labels, printed with a choice of up to eight colors. Using RevelPrint technology, blocks of color are transferred to the label to the customers’ art specifications with a white barrier overlay. When the heat is applied, the white barrier is eliminated, revealing the color beneath.
‘You can use the Thermal ColorPrint technology to highlight important information on a ticket, so that it is easily located,’ said Tony Heinl, president of Repacorp. ‘Color can be used to highlight storage condition alerts, and color code storage locations in warehouse and distribution markets. For the food and beverage industry, use color to call out food allergens, expiration dates, storage requirements and warning labels. The cannabis market uses color to highlight THC indicators and important information on proper storage conditions that could affect product quality.’
Thermal ColorPrint labels are chemical free, environmentally friendly technology that works with any barcode software and existing direct thermal printers. The image lasts for several years without degradation from UV light. Additionally, the facestock is water and alcohol tolerant, and can be written on it with a ballpoint pen.