Barcode Label Printer

The Benefits of Having Your Own Barcode Label Printer & Barcode System

With barcodes being an essential part of modern commercial transactions, many businesses have chosen to purchase their own barcode label printer rather than outsource the work to others. This provides significant convenience as well as cost savings, but some business owners are still reluctant to obtain a barcode system of their own. Once you get one and learn how to use it, however, you’ll wonder what took you so long.

A barcode label printer is a high-resolution printer that is used in conjunction with barcode labeling systems to create and produce barcode labels. The barcode labeling software provides business owners and managers with the capability to customize their labels to suit their individual needs and preferences. Once used only in supermarkets, barcodes now have multiple uses, including:

  • Product inventory¬†
  • Distribution tracking
  • User tracking
  • Product identification

There are two main types of barcode label printers. Direct thermal printers use heat to cause a chemical reaction that turns the paper black. Thermal transfer printers also use heat, but as their name implies, they transfer the bar code onto the paper via an inked ribbon. Thermal transfer printers are less expensive than direct thermal printers, but the quality is often not as precise.

No matter which type you choose, you’ll definitely find that a barcode label printer is a good investment. Contact us for quotes, questions, or service regarding your barcode system.