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.
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.