Thermal Transfer Labels and Printing

CILS thermal transfer labels are designed to achieve the highest performance in the harshest environments, and enable extremely durable labels to be printed in-house, on demand. Labels are compatible with all standard bench-top thermal transfer printers, and provide ultimate print resistance against chemicals, extreme temperatures, abrasion, weathering etc.

Labels feature a unique CILS surface coating, which produces excellent print quality and durability using a range of carefully matched thermal transfer ribbons. Thermal transfer label solutions are available in any shape or size, pre-printed or blank with no tooling charges, and a Label Technology Centre consultant can assist in choosing the most effective materials and adhesives for your application.



Thermal transfer printers are compatible with the widest range of materials, providing the greatest label durability. They are ideal for all print volumes, from one-at-a-time to tens of thousands, and provide print quality up to 600 dpi. Thermal transfer printing technology also ensures accurate print alignment for consistent print quality.

A CILS consultant will help you choose the most appropriate printer for your application and correct ribbon – essential for durable print performance.

    • Extreme temperatures (-196°C  to +388°C)
    • Harsh industrial processes (wave solder, infra-red ovens etc.)
    • Weathering/UV exposure, humidity, moisture
    • Abrasion / frequent handling
    • Industrial fluids (hydraulics, brakes, fuels and oils)
    • Methyl ethyl ketone (MEK)
    • Acetone
    • Isopropyl alcohol (IPA)
    • Dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO)
    • Tetrahydrofuran (THF)
    • Cryoprotectants
    • Autoclave and sterilisation cycles
    • Etc.
    • Permanent solvent acrylic 
    • High-tack solvent acrylic
    • Heavy-duty high-tack solvent acrylic
    • Removable
    • Ultra-removable
    • Void/tamper evident
    • Opaque
    • Water soluble
    • Repositionable
    • Compatible with your existing thermal transfer printer and PC
    • Can be printed 'on-demand' from one to thousands at a time
    • Offers the most durable labelling options
    • Professional, smooth results from 'lay-flat' liners
    • Printer technology ensures accurate print alignment, reducing the need for manual supervision
    • Good print quality (up to 600 dpi)
    • Thousands of material/adhesive combinations for every surface and application

For details about your specific application, please submit an enquiry and a consultant will be in touch.

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