Barcode Printers

How do Barcode Printers work?

Well lets start off by saying they don’t ONLY print barcodes, you can print any line art or text you can fit onto your label, its up to you!

The most common barcode printers employ one of two different printing technologies. Direct thermal printers use a printhead to generate heat that causes a chemical reaction in specially designed paper that turns the paper black.

Thermal transfer printers also use heat, but instead of reacting the paper, the heat melts a waxy or resin substance on a ribbon that runs over the label or tag material. The heat transfers ink from the ribbon to the paper.

Direct thermal printers are generally less expensive, but they produce labels that can become illegible if exposed to heat, direct sunlight, or chemical vapors.

Barcode printers are designed for different markets. Industrial or high volume printers are used in large warehouses and manufacturing facilities. They have large paper capacities, operate faster and have a longer service life.

For retail and office environments, desktop or low volume printers are most common.

How ADE Labelling & Barcoding Can Help:

ADE are label printing specialists! We will help you configure a printing solution no matter what your industry is. We will deliver a complete system that fits the specific needs of your application and your budget. Our 30 years of experience delivering complex solutions across industries mean that you’ll get a comprehensive solution and a trouble-free implementation, guaranteed. Go on, give us a call and see!

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