Let’s Talk About (DuraReady) LABELS…

We have said it once and we will say it again. The black ribbon/film covering your labels is meant to be there!

Lately, we have had some questions arise regarding the black ribbon that we peel off of our labels. We get it, it may come as a surprise to our customers when they receive their purchase and see rolls of black. However, we LOVE these questions because it gives us the opportunity to talk about the durable and unique properties of our labels.

Here are DuraReady we create thermal transfer labels which use a resin ribbon to print stunning and durable text and designs. Keeping that in mind…Your labels are not black.

The resin ribbon that you may have mistaken for your printed label is actually what makes your label so great! These are known as thermal transfer labels and they are much more durable and bold than your common labels. With this solution the black ribbon is heated and melted to translate stunning images, designs, and text onto your label. Creating bold, long-lasting labels is key to many industries and thermal transfer labels are the #1 choice. 

Which brings us to our next point…

Why is there a price difference between our labels and the everyday labels you can find online?

With so many different types of labels available today, it is important to understand exactly what you are paying for. Thermal transfer labels not only require more material to be made, but they are of higher quality than any other type of label. The ribbon that is used to create your designs helps to ensure that your end result is not only more durable, but stands out more on your products. These labels also keep your LabelWriters in better shape because the ribbon used on thermal transfer labels actually protect your print head. This means less time and money spent on maintenance in the long run; who can complain about that? The initial costs may seem a bit surprising compared to the cheap rolls of labels that you can find online, but when it comes down to the longevity of your business you will often find that quality beats quantity.


Avoid the waste of pre-printed labels and ink and create your own on-demand labels with DuraReady’s wide range of thermal transfer labels. We carry labels in many different colors, shapes, sizes, and finishes…From paper and plastic to removable and permanent to shiny and matte we have got your labelling needs covered!


DuraReady Labels
Our durable and versatile labels will last for years to come.

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