Rugged direct thermal labels for tough indoor and outdoor conditions
When you need a direct thermal label that will withstand the most demanding environments, Zebra’s ThermaLock 4100D delivers. This direct thermal label can handle it all — extreme heat and cold, direct sunlight, rain, snow and exposure to a wide range of chemicals. You get a unique combination of benefits — the simplicity of direct thermal printing, with great outdoor performance and lifecycle. The label remains crisp and highly legible with easy-to-scan barcodes for up to 12 months outdoors — and even longer in indoor and shaded areas. Compatibility with Zebra’s direct thermal mobile, desktop and industrial printers enables maximum application flexibility — use it in indoor and outdoor facilities, as well as out in the field. On-the-spot printing is exceptionally easy — there are no ribbons for workers to carry or change. And the new technology in this next generation of Zebra’s trusted and popular ThermaLock 4000D increases chemical and moisture resistance, making the ThermaLock 4100D Zebra’s most rugged direct thermal label yet.
While traditional direct thermal media are susceptible to UV light, heat and chemicals, the ThermaLock 4100D uses a unique print technology to produce an image that will last up to a year — even in the most demanding conditions. The labels are designed to withstand extreme temperatures — as low as -65°F/-54°C and up to 248°F/120°C — as well as exposure to sunlight, a wide range of chemicals, moisture and more. And the permanent acrylic adhesive keeps these labels in place, regardless of the environmental conditions when they were applied.
The ability to print labels with unique data at the point of application improves worker productivity and workflow efficiency. The need to travel back and forth to a centralized desktop printer to retrieve labels and the opportunity to inadvertently apply the label to the wrong asset are eliminated.
These BPA- and BPS-free labels protect the environment and the safety of everyone who comes in contact with them — from workers who load label stock into the printers and apply the labels to customers who purchase labeled goods.
This premium grade label is specially coated to provide optimal print performance at up to 4 inches per second (4 ips).
ThermaLock 4100D labels are ideal for: shipping containers in a port; inventory in outdoor areas — such as a warehouse yard, garden center or vehicles in an outdoor auction yard; work-in-process and raw materials in a manufacturing plant; no-fade citation labels that can be printed even in the rain or snow; smudge-free specimen labels in a laboratory; blood bags collected at local blood drives; plants at a farm or indoor growing facility and more.
The ThermaLock 4100D is compatible with Zebra’s direct thermal mobile, desktop and industrial printers, providing all the benefits of direct thermal printing — there’s no ribbon to stock, monitor and replenish.
ThermaLock 4100D — the rugged direct thermal label built for your most demanding indoor and outdoor environments.
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|Facestock||Glossy silver polypropylene film; 3.1 mils|
|Adhesive||Permanent acrylic adhesive|
|Total thickness +/- 10%||5.9 mils|
|Minimum Application Temperature1||25°F/-4°C|
|Service Temperature Range2||-65°F to 248°F/-54°C to 120°C|
|Printers||Direct thermal printer; use Zebra desktop, mid-range, and high-performance thermal printers for optimal performance|
|Corrugate||5 min: 15 oz./in.; 24 hr: 19 oz./in.|
|Steel||Attraction between adhesive and surface is so great that the facestock rips|
|Polycarbonate||Attraction between adhesive and surface is so great that the facestock rips|
|Polyethylene||5 min: 35 oz./in.; 24 hr: 35 oz./in.|
|Weak Chemicals||Blood, Body Fluid, Salt Water, Water, Window Cleaner: Test in your application|
|Moderate Chemicals||Alcohol, Ammonia, Bleach, IPA: Test in your application|
Gasoline: Test in your application
|Extreme Chemicals||Acetone, IR Reflow, MEK, TCE, Xylene: Test in your application|
|BPA, BPS and phenol-free|
Recommended storage conditions
|1 year duration when stored at 68º F to 77º F/20º C to 25º C at 40 to 50% RH|
|Expected life span in application3||Up to 12 months outdoor exposure|
1. When the label is applied, the environment and surface should be above this temperature.
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
Markets and Applications
- Labeling of packaging material including corrugate, plastic, glass and metal
- Lawn and garden centers
- Laboratory testing
- Work-in-process labels
- Citation labels
- Short term outdoor labeling
- Replacement of thermal transfer labeling applications
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