Blank Labels

Whether you are shipping a box, naming a sample or barcoding your inventory, labels are crucial for identifying, tracking and tracing.

insignia have a long history in blank label converting, thermal printers, barcodes and scanning and we manufacture over 70,000,000 blank labels each month. Choose from our extensive stock range or a custom-made labels and be assured first-rate value and quality.

Blank Label Options


Thermal Direct labels are manufactured from heat-sensitive label material which turns black when it comes into contact with the thermal printhead in the label printer. Direct thermal printing is cost-effective media option and ideal for printing sharp, clear barcodes. Typical applications include short-life transport labels and cold environment labelling. No Thermal Ribbon is required with direct thermal labels.

Since thermal direct labels react to heat, they are also sensitive to sunlight which can cause labels to blacken, as can scuffing or rubbing during transport. Also, the thermal image may fade after a length of time.

Thermal transfer printing uses a heat-sensitive ribbon which, when it comes into contact with the thermal printhead 'transfers' the ink onto the label material.

Thermal Transfer create a permanent, crisp print which is more durable when compared to thermal direct, making it ideal for long-life product labelling, and for products stored outdoors or in direct sunlight.

Your labels can be supplied as

  • Rolls of labels wound around cores. A range of core sizes are available to match your printer brand and model
  • Fanfold bundles. These are labels stacks with alternating folds, as opposed to being supplied on cores. Fanfold labels can be used where larger quantities are preferred to minimize the frequency of rolls changes.
  • A4 Sheet format which are cut so that each label or 'label-set' is on an individual sheet, and are often used when the labels are over-printed by a laser printer, rather than a thermal printer.

Need a tough label for a challenging outdoor environment? Applying your label in freezer conditions? Looking for extra-long rolls to suit print-and-apply automation? Interested in using colour labels as visual cues for your team? Don't want your label to stick, but need a tag instead?

insignia can custom match the label material, adhesive, size and finished format, ensuring you have right label for your job.


Blank Label Types

Direct Thermal

Click through to our online store for our extensive range of direct thermal labels.

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Thermal Transfer

Made with an ultra-smooth coating to create a permanent, scratch-resistant bond with ribbon and a matte surface for barcode readability.

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Thermal Ribbon

It is important to match your ribbon to your label material and printer settings. Our team can help you choose the best ribbon for your application.

Shop Thermal Ribbon

Freight & Logistics Labels

Labels for shipping parcels, cartons and pallets. Labels for StarTrack, Australia Post eParcel or Express Post and SSCC pallet labelling.

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Fresh Produce
Supply Chain

Labels and tags to suit Coles and Woolworths Returnable Plastic Crates (RPCs).

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Joinery Labels

A range of sizes, all with removable adhesive, for cabinet-makers and shopfitters.

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Colours & Shapes

Need something different to a plain white label? Check out our range of coloured plain labels and oval shapes.

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Non-Adhesive tags are ideal for a range of industrial and agricultural applications. See our tag range here.

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A4 Sheet Labels

Using a laser printer for labels? This range is compatible with major software packages.

Shop A4 Sheets

Custom Blank Labels

insignia stocks a wide range of blank labels, and we can also manufacture blank labels tailored to your particular need. Looking for a specific label size, need a special material, core size or roll length? Get in contact with our labels experts for a quote.

Overprint Labels

Versatile Overprint labels combine the flexibility of blank labels with the visual appeal of premium-quality colour labels. Your logo is pre-printed in full-colour, and a section of you label is left vacant to allow space for your variable information such as barcoding, sequential numbering, product descriptions, weight, package size and ingredients batching information.

Blank Label Buying Guide

Thermal printing technology has become widespread across the globe for printing labels, tags and tickets due to its ease, speed and efficient output. These labels and tags can be the vital link in getting your product to your customer, promoting your brand, identifying your assets, or labelling for compliance. Today there are many different types and grades of labels and label materials available, and each can offer a different benefit.

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