It doesn’t matter where you work, whether it’s in a factory, office, or distribution centre, you’ve more than likely had to use a label printer at some stage.
These incredibly useful machines are great for managing stock, creating labels, and they can be used to manage documents and files. In today’s post, we are going to look at what a label printer is and what you need to consider when purchasing one for your business.
What Is a Label Printer and How Does it Work?
In today’s busy working environment a label printer has to be able to print on a variety of different materials. This can include plastic as well as thermosensitive paper. Both of these materials provide a better lifespan for labels and they can often withstand long-term storage and lots of travel. If your business requires the printing of RFID tags the label printer you choose will need to have more technological features including the ability to code the radio-frequency identification number as well as putting it into a database.
Which Label Printer Should You Choose?
There is a huge variety when it comes to label printers and understanding your business needs and the requirements of the label printer is a must. The first thing you need to do before buying any label printer is to decide on the standard of label printer required. This could be personal, commercial, or industrial. You also need to determine whether you need advanced features such as those that support RFID coding and printing.
If all you need is a personal label printer that lets you put in a barcode or text manually then a standard label printer found in many stationary shops will work fine. If you need a commercial or industrial standard label printer there are a number of questions that you must answer first. These questions are:
- Do you prefer thermal transfer or direct thermal printing?
- Does the printer support Ethernet and USB connectivity?
- Is it Bluetooth enabled?
- What software is it compatible with?
It is important to do your homework and spend time learning about the different programming languages supported by the printer as well as the level of technical support that is available with the label printer you choose.
Finding the Label Printer That’s Right For You
Once you consider the type of label printer you require along with all the printing technology and features necessary, you will be able to make a fully informed decision on the label printer that will suit your business requirements. Don’t forget to browse through our range of Zebra label printers to see the different models available. Our AIS experts are also available to answer any questions you might have about label printers and they can advise you on the model that will work best in your working environment. We also provide information on the different label printer accessories and how to ensure that the correct maintenance is applied so that you reduce your costs in the long term. For more information get in touch today or browse our website.