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Learn about Barcode Thermal Labels and Printing

A barcode thermal label consists of a group of code printed as sharp as possible with different patterned bars and spaces, and can also have numerals. This area of the label is designed to be scanned and read into computer memory storing the information and identifying the product being labeled.

Thermal Barcode labels can come in all sizes, materials and colors. They are a type of label that uses a heat transfer or a direct heat applied onto a surface which will change the color of the surface rendering readable text. Usually a barcode and addresses is on the label which can be scanned to retrieve information.

Here you will find a comprehensive list of articles, tutorials, howtos, White Papers and resources on thermal barcode labels and how to print them. Useful tips for the user, specialty information for the 3PL industry, Food and healthcare industries and more!.We will provide in depth reviews of software for barcode printing, generators available to create barcodes. Thermal Printer testing and reviews as well has a run down on software to make your thermal barcoding life easy and more. Labelsontime also has The Thermal Label Barcode blog bringing you upto date industry news, printing tips,  tutorials and lots more to make your labeling experience more productive.

- About Barcodes, history, uses and more

- Barcode Labeling Basics 


YOUR THERMAL BARCODE LABELS - There are all kinds of situations and environments; finding the right label can be challenging. Labels can be needed for short term tracking to long term storage facing large fluctuations of temperature. Following are some articles which should help you lead to the right labeling solution. We also have a Technical department ready to work on a solution for your specific labeling requirement utilizing all types of thermal printable substrates and adhesives.

- Thermal Transfer Printing VS Direct Thermal, which is better for you

- The benefit of moving from roll labels to fanfold stacks

- Which Wax Ribbon To Use

- The Advantages Of Thermal Transfer Printing

- How Direct Thermal Labels Is A Benefit

- The Right Adhesive Will Make Labels Stick


BARCODES AND USING THEM - there are several types of barcodes and it can get perplexing. Our team will explain the basics, how to get started with your barcodes and small business and more.

- The right barcode for your business

- Barcode labeling for your small eCommerce biz

- Barcode label software for all business sizes

- Creating Barcodes with free software


THERMAL LABEL PRINTER MANUFACTURERS - There are several major thermal label printer manufacturers. Referring to the printer manual when one has a problem with the printer.

Read about maintaining your thermal printer for optimum performance

Zebra | Home Page | Support Center

Datamax | Home Page | Support Center

Sato | Home Page | Support Center

Epson | Home Page | Support Center



Loftware: labeling software offers integration with SAP, Oracle & other enterprise applications

Bartender: Automate your label and barcode printing process with BarTender-

NiceLabel: Barcode label printing software for small businesses and enterprise users

WaspBarcode: Barcode software solutions which range from barcode labeling to advanced ... Design & print custom labels



- BarcodesInc: Use the CGI form below to generate a printable and scan-able barcode in Interleaved 2 of 5, Code 39, Code 128 A, B, or C symbologies

- Online Barcode: Create all major barcode symbologies in EPS, PDF, PNG and SVG format. Quickly and Easily.

- QRCode Generator: Free for everyone (commercial and print usage allowed). QR codes on business cards-


INDUSTRY RESOURCES, ASSOCIATIONS: Logistics, Supply Management and Distribution, regulations and trade associations

Apics.org - APICS is the leading provider of supply chain, operations and logistics management research, publications, and education and certification programs.

Cscmp.org- Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals

Iwla.com - International Warehouse Logistics Association are specialized companies who provide a wide range of warehouse–based third-party logistics operations and value-added services

Werc.org- the Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC) WERC is the only professional organization focused on logistics management and its role in the supply chain.

Naw.org- Leading wholesaler-distributors depend on NAW Institute for Distribution Excellence groundbreaking research studies because they help solve real-world business challenges

Transportation.gov- Serve the United States by ensuring a fast, safe, efficient, accessible and convenient transportation system