The short answer is no. The RevealPrint technology/chemistry is totally different than what is in use today. Typical direct thermal coatings have a 6 month shelf life. The RevealPrint labels can be used even after they have been on the shelf for 2-3 years. The technology does not break down over time. This alone provides a huge cost savings because you do not have to throw away unused dated labels. due to a short shelf life. This new technology allows the coatings to be stable over a long period of time. Looking to see RevealPrint for yourself? Send us an Email or give us a call at 888.972.5234 for samples and to discuss your label application.