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POSMarket’s guide to buying the right barcode printer

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Barcode printers are used to print barcodes for a wide range of products such as tags, labels and tickets. As a result, POSMarket.com.au believe that selecting the correct printer to suit a business’s individual needs is paramount.

There are a multitude of factors to consider before purchasing a barcode printer. Here are a few features that POS Market believe are important:
  • Device driver
  • Relevant software
  • Required cables ;and
  • Environmental restrictions.
Typical requests from companies include labels that are durable, sturdy and sharp, and printouts that include colour and last for more than twelve months.

Different printing methods are suitable for each requirement. These methods include thermal transfer and direct thermal transfer.

Thermal transfer produces high quality, sharp prints outs that often last for a longer period than other methods.

Barcode printers that use the thermal transfer process rely on heat to transfer the carbon ribbon to the printing medium that is used. These printers typically use a larger quanity of supplies.

Direct thermal is ideal for the production of temporary print outs that require only black ink.

This method of barcode printing is usually more cost effective when compared to thermal transfer barcode printing.

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