Internal coating in label is activated by print head temperature. Disadvantage is that image fades over time and coating can be activated  by external heat sources such as sunlight. Primarily for short lived labels.
Used with a wax or wax/resin thermal transfer ribbon. Used instead of direct thermal when long life is needed.  Does not fade or discolor over time. High quality bar codes, text and images.
Metalized acrylic-topped paper, usually silver or gold, with good print characteristics. Uses include serial number labels.
Papers
Synthetics
Uncoated paper  providing high quality print. Primarily for use in laser and desktop printers.
Top-coated polypropylene. Very durable with excellent bar code, text, and image printing. Outdoor exposure up to 1 year. Used for shelf marking and container labeling.
Excellent print and very high durability, especially when used with a full resin ribbon. Excellent for outdoor use. High resistance to weather and temperature extremes.
Clear film with high resistance to chemical solvents, abuse, and weather when used with a full resin ribbon. Excellent thermal transfer and laser print reception.
Static charged surface allows for easy sticking and repositioning on smooth surfaces without the use of adhesive. Commonly used for window advertising and decorations and oil change labels.  
Highly durable with excellent print quality. May be used in harsh environments because of its resistance to acids and alkalis. Good for outdoor use.
Highly durable and resistant to harsh solvents. Good printability and tear resistant.
A spun-bound polyolefin providing excellent durability with a smooth surface for enhanced printability, especially thermal transfer. Used in medical wristbands. Tear resistant.
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