Color pre-printing on direct thermal labels

Discussion in 'Print Community General Printing Discussion' started by labeldude, May 17, 2009.

  1. labeldude

    labeldude New Member

    May 2009

    Let me just start by saying that I'm completely unfamilar with this marketplace and the printing technologies so I'm not even sure which forum to post this in.

    What I need to do is to take an existing roll of white direct thermal labels, and pre-print them with full colour (eg. borders, logos etc), then re-roll them. They will then be fed through a direct thermal printer as normal at a later date.

    This would be fairly short runs (maybe around 20-50 rolls, with 300 labels per roll).

    Is there a printer that can do all this? without costing a stupid amount of money?

    Obviously the pre-printing process would need to not damage the thermal labels, and the colour print would need to survive the direct thermal printing process.