Cosmo Films (, a global leader in films for packaging, labeling and lamination applications now offers an extended range of direct thermal printable (DTP) products, including standard DTP films, top-coated DTP films, high-temperatures DTP films and DTP paper.

Direct thermal printing is generally used for tagging and labelling applications where elaborate printing is not required and printing is done only for critical information like barcodes.  Direct Thermal printing does not require an ink ribbon for printing, and the image/impression formation takes place simply when coated substrate comes in contact with the print head of the thermal printer.

The company has just launched a BOPP-based top-coated direct thermal printable film which is water and solvent resistant and can be used for tough weather labelling such as  deep freeze product labelling, industrial bar coding, track & trace and logistics. The film can endure temperatures of -20 to 70 degrees.  A high temperature resistance variety with endurance level as high as 130 degrees is also being offered. The product has been developed keeping meat packaging & carcass tagging applications in mind requiring relatively higher temperature process parameters.

The company would now also offer direct thermal printable paper in both top-coated and uncoated varieties. Top-coated variety would be well-suited for applications requiring water resistance.

“Direct thermal printing has been gaining significant prominence in recent times due to its ease of use, low total applied cost and optimum image density and we are glad that we can offer both paper and filmic solutions for a wide range of applications now being printed by this printing technology,” says Kapil Anand, head - speciality labeling exports, Cosmo Films.