environmentally friendly labels

Environmentally friendly labels are one more way companies are moving toward being green. RevealPrint is the only direct thermal label on the market that is chemical free and environmentally friendly.  This imaging technology works with and barcode software and existing direct thermal printers.

RevealPrint is produced with safe ingredients that are readily available and sourced in the US.

Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, RevealPrint also offers the most variety of colors of any direct thermal label option out there for less money. Why would you NOT use RevealPrint? It’s a really easy decision, actually.

Besides being the leading label for colors, RevealPrint also makes a white label with black print that will compete against any standard direct thermal label on the market, but chemical free!

RelatedPrint More Colors for Less Money with RevealPrint

Environmentally Friendly Labels Are The Way To Go

RevealPrint is:More Colors with RevealPrint by PaladinID

  • Chemical free – no leuco dye, BPA, BPS or other phenols
  • Environmentally friendly – during production, use and recycling
  • All materials are US sourced and readily available
  • Compatible with existing printers (Direct thermal, including protables)
  • Image lasts for years with no degradation from UV light
  • Water and alcohol tolerant
  • Ability to add color enabling color-on-demand at the point of printing
  • Writable – can write on it with a ballpoint pen
  • Made in America

Related: How does RevealPrint compare to the competitors?

What’s So Bad About Other Labels?

Other brands of Direct Thermal Labels use chemicals that are bad for the environment and hazardous to our health.  The following types of chemicals are NOT used in RevealPrint, but do exists in other brands:

BPS/BPS

Traditional direct thermal labels are produced using leuco dye and a developer (color former), which is often BPA/BPS.

Japan and Europe banned BPA in 2001 because of its potential negative health effects on humans, such as hormones, metabolism, and other bodily systems.

New York City is taking the necessary steps to ban paper receipts containing these harmful chemicals, click here to read the full article.

BPA/BPS are commonly found on coated receipt paper, as well as a lot of plastics including reusable water bottles and baby bottles. Costco Canada has committed to stop using BPA/BPS coated receipt paper.

California’s Prop 65 recommends that ALL thermal paper have no added BPA and ensure BPA content was below 20 ppm. It also requires that all products that do contain BPA be clearly labeled on the products to help keep water resources from being contaminated.

Pergafast® 201

Some other manufacturers offer phenol-free versions of direct thermal materials, but they are not all created equal.  Some contain Pergafast® 201. According to a report published by the EPA in 2015, Pergafast® is a moderate hazard to reproductive and developmental human health. It is also highly toxic to aquatic organisms and may cause long-term adverse effects in the aquatic environment. Any chemical that ships with the GHS pictogram of a dead fish on the side of the container is probably not a great option.

Environmentally Friendly Labels

Recycling Hazard

Other direct thermal receipts and labels should not be recycled. Due to the potential environmental and human health hazards, their chemicals may find their way into the water supply and can contaminate recycled paper products downstream.

Environmentally Friendly LabelsSolution: RevealPrint does not contain these chemicals and can easily be recycled.

Related: What makes RevealPrint different from traditional thermal labels?

Make the Switch Today to Environmentally Friendly Labels

RevealPrint is cheaper, providers more colors, and is environmentally friendly. Do you need more convincing? We’d love to help you make the switch.

The Advantages of RevealPrint™ over Zebra IQ

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Let’s discuss how RevealPrint color label technology can deliver operational savings, improve productivity, and make your organization more healthy.  Please contact Dana Ritchie via email or give him a call at 888.972.5234 today.  We look forward to discussing your label application and how you can save money and be more efficient via the benefits of RevealPrint.

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About PaladinID, LLC
PaladinID develops and supports high-performance bar code labeling applications. We work with our clients to “Make Your Mark” by providing the expertise and tools necessary to create an entire product label printing solution. Located in central New Hampshire, PaladinID has been serving Massachusetts, Vermont, Maine, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New England, and beyond for over 30 years, and in 2017, became an RFID-certified company. We look forward to working with you.


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