Cardboard tags are produced from direct thermal or thermal transfer cardboard, depending on the application and customer’s requirements. Direct thermal cardboards can be Thermal Eco (without barrier coating), or Thermal Top (with additional barrier coating). According to the coating, thermal transfer cardboards are matt – suitable for thermal transfer printing, semi-gloss, or gloss - suitable for multi color flexo printing.
Cardboard tags are available in different thickness (from 80 to 250 gr./m2), single or double-side printable. For receiving a quality image, matt labels have to be printed with wax thermal transfer ribbon and labels with gloss coating – with wax-resin ribbon.
Cardboard tags, containing barcode and manufacturer’s details, are mainly used for marking products in retail trade: textiles, clothes, shoes, fruits and vegetables packed in nets, etc. They are suitable for making badges.
The attractively printed cardboard tags provide additional brand marketing.
Cardboard tags are also used for tickets and subscription cards. The permanent information (logo, address, phone, web site, etc) is pre-printed on the cardboard tags. The variable information, for example when selling tickets – production name, date, time, seat number, etc. – is printed directly when selling the ticket. Direct thermal label printer or thermal transfer label printer is used for this purpose.
Size, shape and perforation, as well as the colour flexo print are prepared according to the order. These tags are ready for the latter thermal transfer printing of barcodes, washing instructions, ingredient list, etc.