Label rolls: essential consumable for printing with a label printer

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After reading the article on "choosing between do-it-yourself or professional label printing", I decided to choose do-it-yourself printing.

But that's not all, you must first choose your label printer, for that I recommend you to read the following two articles: 

The 4 questions to ask yourself before buying a barcode label printer

How to choose the best label printer ?

These articles will help you choose the label printer best suited to your needs, so that you can save time on printing your barcode labels, for example. You can then create custom labels according to your needs.

Now that you know the printer you want, you need to find the essential consumable: the label rolls. 

Choosing a Blank Label Roll Compatible with Your Label Printer

In order to successfully print custom labels on a roll, you need to ask yourself the right questions about your printer and your adhesive labels.

For a blank label roll to be compatible with a printer, there are three crucial characteristics to check: label roll diameter

  • Printer-label roll core compatibility: The core is the cardboard roll on which the labels are wound. Printers are designed to support a maximum core. If the printer core is too small to accommodate the roll or ribbon core, it will not print. On most printers, the core adjusts and can accommodate different core diameters. All our labels are wound on 40mm cores. 

The adhesive label rolls we offer are compatible with some of our SATO and CAB label printers. These labels can be personalized by yourself with a thermal transfer label printer only. You need to find the label that fits the printer's core. 

  • The width of the labels: printers are also limited by the width of the labels to be printed. Indeed, the industrial printers tend to have a larger printing width. It should be noted that print width and label width are not the same thing. The print width refers to the printable area on the label and is less than the label width by about 3-4mm (to leave a border). 
  • Total roll diameter: Total roll diameter refers to the diameter of the core with the thickness of the rolled labels.  Printers accept a specific roll diameter, industrial printers are able to handle larger diameters than office printers, and can therefore print larger volumes of labels. 

Before purchasing your labels, it is essential to know these three key pieces of information in order to evaluate the compatibility with your printer. You can also turn the problem upside down: you know what label width you want and you need to find the right printer that will be able to print the sizes you want. 

What blank label rolls are available from SBE? 

At SBE direct, you can choose between our various adhesive labels on rolls dedicated to thermal transfer: rolls of polypropylene labels, polyester labels (metallic color or white labels), destructible labels and VOID labels. You will find small formats rather adapted to the labeling of products as well as large formats to create labels manufacturers. You can also choose between labels with white or metallic background. 

We only offer synthetic labels because they are more robust and resistant in different environments. 

At SBE Direct, we offer a wide range of label rolls that are compatible with some of our printers. We offer 5 different label materials: 

     1. polypropylene labels: these are identification labels suitable for smaller budgets. The permanent rubber adhesive of this powerful roll label is UV resistant and offers excellent hold, even outdoors, making this product a high quality professional self-adhesive label. It is a very good value for money and 3 sizes are available, different rolls (1 000, 3 000, 5 000). 

Here is the compatibility table with our printers: 

Format (mm)Number of labelsSATO CG2SATO WS4SATO CL4NX PlusSATO CT4-LXCAB E0S2CAB E0S5SQUIX 2CAB SQUIX 4CAB MACH 4S
40x151000XXXXXXXXX
40x153000XXXXXXXXX
40x155000XXXXXX
50x201000XXXXXXXXX
50x203000XXXXXXXXX
50x205000XXXXXX
60x251000XXXXXXXXX
60x253000XXXXXXXXX
60x255000XXXXX

   

2. Polyester labels: This double adhesive label is the ultimate in polyester roll labels. With twice the adhesive thickness of a conventional label, it holds up exceptionally well on all kinds of rough surfaces, whether indoors or out. It is also resistant to scratches, abrasion, chemicals, extreme temperatures, humidity, oils and cleaning products.

Here is the compatibility table with our printers: 

Format (mm)Number of labelsSATO CG2SATO WS4SATO CL4NX PlusSATO CT4-LXCAB E0S2CAB E0S5SQUIX 2CAB SQUIX 4CAB MACH 4S
40x15

1000XXXXXXXXX
3000XXXXXXXXX
5000XXXXXX
50x20

1000XXXXXXXXX
3000XXXXXXXXX
5000XXXXXX
60x25

1000XXXXXXXXX
3000XXXXXXXXX
5000XXXXX

       3. VOID Tags: VOID tags are ideal for identification and inventory of your fleet. By using the VOID tag as a seal on your items you can easily see if someone has forced it open, and if you use it as an inventory tag you can easily see if someone has tried to remove it, because of the immediately visible tear off, and can replace it quickly. This label is a real deterrent and can be used for warranty protection.

Here is the compatibility table with our printers: 

Format (mm)Number of labelsSATO CG2SATO WS4SATO CL4NX PlusSATO CT4-LXCAB E0S2CAB E0S5SQUIX 2CAB SQUIX 4CAB MACH 4S
40x15

1000XXXXXXXXX
3000XXXXXXXXX
5000XXXXXX
50x20

1000XXXXXXXXX
3000XXXXXXXXX
5000XXXXXX
60x25

1000XXXXXXXXX
3000XXXXXX
5000XXXXX

 4. Destructible labels: The use of this destructible label in roll is very simple: once the adhesive is discovered, you only have to apply it on the support you wish to inventory, the label in roll will follow the contours perfectly. The TTh label on a roll can also be a perfect security seal because of its total crumbling during tear-off attempts: it will mark the attempt to open your property directly. Truly intransferable, it is impossible to reattach the roll label on another surface.

Here is the compatibility table with our printers: 

Format (mm)Number of labelsSATO CG2SATO WS4SATO CL4NX PlusSATO CT4-LXCAB E0S2CAB E0S5SQUIX 2CAB SQUIX 4CAB MACH 4S
40x15

1000XXXXXXXXX
3000XXXXXXXXX
5000XXXXXX
50x20

1000XXXXXXXXX
3000XXXXXXXXX
5000XXXXX
60x25

1000XXXXXXXXX
3000XXXXXXXXX
5000XXXXX

     5. The manufacturer labels: made of metallized polyester, and a 3M double-layer adhesive that provides excellent resistance on many surfaces (especially rough ones). Manual removal of the manufacturer's label is therefore difficult. They are ideal for large formats to print more information on the label.

Here is the compatibility table with our printers: 

Format (mm)Numbers of labelsSATO CG2SATO WS4SATO CL4NX PlusSATO CT4-LXCAB E0S2CAB E0S5SQUIX 2CAB SQUIX 4CAB MACH 4S
100x1001000XXXXXXXXX
100x150m1000XXXXXX
100x50m1000XXXXXX
75x40m1000XXXXXX

Do not hesitate to read our  article about ink ribbons. 

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