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Industrial Label Printer Buying Guide

By aisltd, Monday, 13th January 2020 | 0 comments
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Industrial barcode label printers are suited for companies that require them to be used for a number of hours every day. They are tougher than standard models and the heavy duty models we supply at AIS Ltd are best suited for factory and warehouse settings.

They are the best choice when lots of labels need to be printed. Our label printer guide covers everything you need to know about choosing and buying a barcode label printer and if you need any additional help or advice you can get in touch via our contact page.

What Are Label Printers Used For?

There are a number of common uses for industrial label printers and we have listed the most popular of these below:

  • Shipping labels
  • Address labels
  • Product labels
  • Compliance labels
  • Pallet labels
  • Tickets

Industrial Label Printers or Desktop Label Printers

Industrial models are tougher and larger than desktop label printers and are designed to be able to print a lot more labels on a daily basis. Both models have a 110mm print width but industrial label printers do come in wider print widths as well. They can be used in factory and warehouse settings and can also prove useful in busy office settings where a high volume of labels are required. They print faster than desktop label printers too. Because industrial label printers have a larger case they can take larger label rolls and ink so you don’t have to change them as often. They also have a lot of connection options so it’s easier to integrate them into existing networks.

Industrial label printers have optional extras too such as cutters and rewind add-ons that desktop models don’t. The thermal transfer ribbon rolls are longer for industrial models so you can print for longer. There is also a greater choice when it comes to coloured ribbons. This means that they don’t have to be changed as often and this results in a greater output in busy environments with less downtime.

All label printers can print non-stop and top of the range Zebra industrial label printers can print non-stop 24 hours a day. These printers can also be fitted with a choice of cutters, RFID encoders, and rewind units.

If you are considering purchasing an industrial barcode label printer, it is important to understand what these models are best suited to. Below are some of the most common uses:

  • Heavy use throughout the day
  • Quick label and ticket printing
  • Printing labels wider than 110mm
  • Harsher environments
  • Non-stop label and ticket printing

Here at AIS Ltd we are always on hand to offer expert help and advice as well as providing information on accessories, replacement parts, optional extras and more. You can get in touch with one of our experts via our contact page to find out more about industrial barcode label printers as well as information on desktop label printers and accessories. Be sure to take a look at our label printers page too where you will find detailed information on all the models we supply.


Automatic Identification Systems Ltd


Automatic Identification Systems Ltd
Unit 35 Eastgate Drive,
Little Island, Cork,  
T45 C925, Ireland

Phone: +353 (0)21 2355540


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Unit 6, Centenary Business Park
Coes Road Industrial Estate
Dundalk A91 HF95, Ireland

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5835 DS Beugen
The Netherlands

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