High Tack Direct Thermal Labels


Paper based packaging with 100% recycled content and an uneven surface can be difficult for labels and stickers to adhere to. Each year, we hear from a handful of customers using 100% Recycled Padded mailers that they are having issues getting shipping labels to stick. This either leads them to cover their shipping labels with clear plastic tape (making the entire package far more difficult to recycle) or to transition their packaging strategy.

While only a small percentage of Padded Mailer users face these issues, we believe it is important to offer a shipping label that makes it feasible for this group to utilize their desired sustainable packaging solution.

With this goal in mind, we are pleased to offer High Tack Direct Thermal Labels.

Our High Tack Direct Thermal Labels feature our strongest adhesive. As are all our label adhesives, this one is also Recycle Compatible making it easy for recyclers and paper pulpers to process packages that use these labels.


Liner: Standard, silicone-coated paper not curbside recyclable
Label: White paper with no recycled content, fully recyclable
Size: 4x6" labels on rolls of 250 or 1000
Compatibility: Standard label printers

We recommend eco-minded companies test our our Zero Waste Shipping Labels (available as sheet labels and direct thermal), featuring a 100% recycled and curbside recyclable release liner, and only consider this high tack option if the zero waste labels have not been successful. 

Check out Zero Waste Shipping Labels Here.