Thermal transfer labels have no special thermal coating. To produce an image using these labels you will need to use a thermal transfer ribbon with your label stock. They are called thermal transfer because as the name implies the image is transferred from the ribbon to the labels' surface. Thermal transfer labels are more durable than thermal direct labels and we recommend these labels for most label applications. We manufacture thermal transfer labels in many different materials. If you have a specialist application chances are we have the right solution for you.