A label printer is a specially designed printer used for printing labels, tags & bar-codes on card stocks, self-adhesive labels, tear sheet stocks and rolled stocks. It typically interfaces with computers to process the print job or operates as a stand alone machine through its built-in operating system.
There are two kinds of label printers manufactured – direct thermal and thermal transfer label printers.
The direct thermal printers use heat for printing labels, barcides, graphics & texts by directly darkening the label materials and forms. The printouts are sensitive to light exposure and extreme heat and are best used for printing short shelf life monochromatic labels. Direct thermal label printers offer a low cost printing platform.
The thermal transfer label printers needs the use of carbon ribbons in either resin or wax grades. The mechanism of this kind of label printer is different from the direct thermal label printer as it uses heat for substrating & transferring prints onto the form. The printer produces high-density printouts, which may be in colour as well. In comparison to direct thermal label printers, the thermal transfer printers offer bright and crisp printouts and have a much longer shelf life. It even covers many applications such as product identification labels, signage, asset tags and others.
The label printers are available in three form factors to suit as well as deliver the requirements of various areas, which need label printing.
- The label printers for industrial form factor are generally built to withstand harsh environmental conditions of factories, distribution centers and warehouses. They can print high quality text, barcodes and graphics.
- The desktop label printer is generally used for light-tomedium duty office purpose. This kind of printer is inexpensive, quiet and offers quick print speeds & has high resolution prints.
- The portable label maker can either be built for personal, commercial or industrial use. These label printers are mainly designed for light to heavy-duty purpose. They are different from desktop and industrial models in a way that they are used on a particular location and any plug in or wireless connections are not needed.
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