We have a wide range in dimensions and types of thermal labels for all barcode printers: ZEBRA, GODEX, SATO, BIXOLON, TSC.

See our available dimensions here:
BLP CONNEXION label dimensions chart

However, the most commonly used tag categories are: 

Thermal labels Eco (thermal labels):

ECO thermal labels are an excellent solution for printing on products such as (barcode, text, logo) which are located indoors. No ink ribbon is used. This type of labels can be used in any thermal label printer. The lifespan which both the label and the print will remain unchanged is 6 months. They are also stable for products stored in refrigeration at 5°C for a period of 5 days.

Thermal transfer labels (transfer vellum labels):   

In this particular printing technology, ink ribbon is used. Our thermal transfer labels ensure a longer life, up to 60 months. Ideal solution for use on products, boxes, parcels, shelves, etc.


Thermal top labels:

They have a long shelf life, up to 24 months indoors and great resistance to low temperatures. Excellent solution for frozen products that are even at deep freeze temperature. Their printing technology is direct thermal, so no ink ribbon is required.


Plastic labels (PP/PE labels):

Plastic labels are printed using resin and wax/resin ink ribbon. They have a long lifespan and give a more beautiful appearance to the products. They also exhibit moisture and tear resistance. Material: (P.P.) polypropylene.


Removable thermal / thermal transfer labels:

The main feature of this category of labels is the special adhesive which makes it easy to peel and stick the labels. They can be either thermal or thermal transfer, depending on the type of paper. This special feature makes them ideal for temporary labeling, pharmacies or drug warehouses.

Below will be a detailed description of the different types of labels that exist and that you also can order at BLP CONNEXION.







✔️ Gap: the small gap that separates one label from another on the roll.

✔️ Core: the core is the diameter of the empty space in the center of the label roll. Depending on the type of printer, we choose the suitable core diameters. (e.g. φ20-φ40-φ76)

✔️ Label Height: the height of each label on the roll from top to bottom. The height of the label, of course, also determines the number of labels per a given length of roll.

✔️ Label Width: the distance from one side to the other. The capacity of each printer model also determines the allowable width of the roll and therefore also the label. 4 inch printers produce narrower labels (eg 108mm) than 6 inch printers (eg 168mm).

✔️ Roll Outer Diameter: it is the diameter of the entire body of the roll. Please note that some roll diameters may be too large for a particular type of printer. A fact that should draw our attention, when ordering label rolls.

✔️ Silicone paper: the labels touch the surface of the silicone paper, which is slightly wider than the label itself, for easy peeling



Barcode printing is a printing used in all services, industries and with many different materials and variations.

In addition, when we print a barcode in order to have the desired and effective recognition of it, we should have chosen the appropriate printing medium, have reliability of materials and have knowledge of the environment and the use of the product.
Depending on conditions and usage, failures such as material fading or smudging may occur.

Therefore, we have a barcode that cannot be read and is practically useless.

There are many factors that affect the quality of the barcode label and printing, and we must take into account various criteria before deciding on a barcode label for our business. 

What is the shelf life I need for the barcode stickers?

The range of products and services varies from industry to industry.

If the product is for fast consumption and sale, so we need a shelf life of less than 6 months. Direct thermal labels in that case are a good and reasonable choice. However, due to the fact that they are sensitive to heat, it is not recommended for use over 1 year.

In case, your products are stored for more than 6 months in the warehouse, then you need thermal transfer labels which are more durable.


What environments will the label be exposed to?


For indoor spaces, it is advisable to use the direct thermal label (Direct Thermal). The ECO label is sensitive to light and temperature, so it has a very short shelf life outdoors.
For indoor and/or outdoor Thermal Transfer labels offer the material reliability that barcode printing needs. Thermal Transfer Labels are more suitable for outdoor use than Direct Thermal.

However if the products are outdoors, exposed, with difficult environment and weather conditions then you need a label of extreme strength. In this case, we recommend not paper but propylene (P.P.) label which is the most suitable for harsh weather conditions.


Do you need a re-stickable label?

Each type of label roll can be made with your preferred adhesive.

Permanent : In the event that we want to permanently stick the label on the product, then we use permanent glue. Once applied, tags are very difficult to remove.

Removable: The second type of adhesive is removable. The labels, which have removable adhesive, can be removed and re-attached without leaving adhesive residue or damaging the label. Removable stickers can be easily reattached. A very useful feature when we want to update product information.


What is the texture of the surface to which the label will be applied?

Depending on the gluing surface, the corresponding glue or the corresponding material should be used. A surface can be rough, smooth, frozen or wet. Rough, uneven and wet bonding surfaces require the use of a stronger adhesive. In difficult weather conditions with exposed products, in addition to the correct choice of glue, it is preferable to use a polypropylene or polyester label rather than paper.


What temperature will your label be exposed to?

Each adhesive tends to behave differently, depending on its environment and according to its technical specifications. An adhesive may be designed to perform excellently in freezing conditions but not perform as desired in a warm environment and vice versa.