Epson tm-c7500 labels Printers are an integral part of many business applications. A label printer is basically a computerized printer which prints on card-board and/or self-adhesive label paper. A label printer that is designed for standalone usage is known as a single-use printer. These printers are available with either USB 2.0 or parallel port connections and can be used to print either text or graphics. Many modern printers also include a palette control, which allows users to customize printing configurations according to a specific application.
A majority of label printers are compatible with desktop computers and can be used to create thermal labels, direct thermal labels or thermal transfer labels. The most common application for label printers is the printing of barcodes, price tags, tracking systems, address labels and other standard desktop applications. In addition, label making applications are rapidly increasing and can be found in many organizations. Industrial label makers are used by engineering firms to manufacture temporary bar code labels used in inventory control, quality control, and manufacturing process applications. Other types of industrial labels are used in production settings, to track products, parts, and assemblies. Some label makers are even capable of printing full color graphics.
One example of a very popular label printer which is being used in most production settings is the SendCloud label maker. This software enables users to print barcodes, price tags, tracking numbers, product labels and more from their computers at the office or from home. Users simply download and install the SendCloud software and then connect it to their Internet-connected printer to start printing. The SendCloud printer connects to the web to access the URL where it can access its own server and upload files. After the file is uploaded it is then printed right then and there.
Many small to mid-sized companies in particular still prefer the traditional thermal label printers and paper trimmers because they are efficient, they produce high quality results, and they are also relatively low maintenance. However, because so many small businesses are switching to online orders and ecommerce, businesses that require traditional direct printing methods are now being left behind. It is not uncommon for an entire building, for instance, to be completely switched over to an electronic order fulfillment system (EFS) such as eGenie or ePay.
As technology continues to advance, there is likely to be additional pressure to utilize on-demand label printers for both standard and high volume products. These printers will likely continue to perform better than standard versions due to the increased speed and capabilities. Standard on-demand label printers use an imaging print head which is connected to a computer via a USB port. The computer then combines the data which is to be put on the label with electrical signals which are converted into an electronic signal which is printed on the label. This is a rather slow process which usually requires more than one run of the printing process. If more than one run is required, it is necessary to wait until all of the data has been transferred into the electronic format which requires another copy of the data and additional runs.
High volume on-demand label printers using on-demand print speed will provide businesses with a significant cost savings since they do not need to print out identical product labels every time they need them. Because this type of printing is faster, it allows the company to use more of their current capital resources to handle other aspects of their business. The increased efficiency is reflected in overall print speed, which is often in excess of 30 times faster than traditional label production methods. There are no more excuses for companies to ignore the importance of ensuring that they have the best possible barcode equipment and systems in place for capturing, encoding, and delivering the data which is vital for each and every product they sell!