Trust is earned over time. Ricoh has been serving the direct thermal industry for over 40 years. Ricoh is a leader you can trust.

  • Test Tube Labels
  • Pathology Slide Labels

Patient safety is critical in all aspects of medical care, particularly in hospitals and laboratories. These applications need a product that can be relied upon…consistently.

Ricoh’s direct thermal products for laboratory, hospitals and clinics are specifically designed for barcode and variable printing labels. The labels are used for tests, files, test tubes, vials, specimen samples and inventory.

Ricoh’s industry leading RSolutions for Laboratory and Hospital applications are well-proven in the field and are highly desired by our customers. Contact your Ricoh sales representative for more information or send us an email at [email protected].

Direct Thermal Printing

The image is produced by selectively heating the thermal paper as it passes over the thermal print head. The specialized coating on the paper will turn dark where heat has been applied, thus producing an image.

Product Highlights

Performance Characteristics


Spec Sheet

Durable polypropylene direct thermal base film
High sensitivity
Face caliper: 2.6 mil (65µm)

High image sensitivity
High image preservation properties
High tear and water resistant


Spec Sheet

Durable polypropylene direct thermal base film
Medium sensitivity
Face caliper: 2.6 mil (65µm)

Moderate image preservation properties
Resistant to medical solutions
Durable polypropylene base film that is tear and water resistant