There are many different types of label printers available from many different vendors. Which one is right for your barcode label printing application? You can rely on the experts at General Data to help you choose the best label printer and technology for your business needs.
General Data is a premier business partner and integrator with the industry's leading suppliers of label printers for barcoding, including:
- Zebra Label Printers
- Cognitive Label Printers
- Datamax Label Printers
- Sato Label Printers
- Citizen Label Printers
- Epson Color Inkjet Printers
Thermal Label Printers, Mobile Printers, Industrial Printers & More
Choosing the right barcode label printers for your business needs, objectives and budget is essential. Thermal printers are either thermal transfer (requiring a printer ribbon) or direct thermal (prints directly on the surface of the label). Generally speaking, barcode label printers fall into the following classes:
Industrial Label Printers
High-performance industrial label printers are designed for high-volume mission-critical applications, usually in demanding applications and harsh environments. These label printers usually come with all-metal housings and other ruggedized components designed for high duty cycles.
Midrange Label Printers
Midrange label printers are designed for small to medium-size manufacturing, warehousing, and distribution organizations that require the ability to produce a moderate-volume of printed labels for a variety of applications including product labeling, shipping/receiving and compliance. These small to medium operations are often looking for economical, but rugged thermal printers for their day-to-day activities.
Desktop Label Printers
Desktop label printers are suited for a variety of low to medium volume printing applications in a variety of industries. These barcode label printers feature a smaller footprint, so they are ideal for applications where space is limited. They are easy to operate and feature a host of connectivity options.
Mobile printers enable employees to print barcode labels, receipts, tickets, etc. on-site and on-demand. Typically worn on a worker's belt, these mobile thermal printers improve efficiencies and productivity in applications such as warehouse, shipping/receiving, shelf pricing, merchandising, payment processing and field service.
Color Inkjet Printers
Adding on-demand color to labels is a significant benefit in applications where color-coding is essential. These specialized color inkjet printers utilize a special ink and label media combination to produce labels that stand up to exposure to water and other harsh environments.