TSC Printronix Auto ID: T8000, T6000, T4000, M4L2 Thermal Printers
SATO: CL-NX Plus, M84Pro Industrial, SG112-ex Wide
- WORKTABLE: CL4NX Plus, CL6NX Plus, M84PRO
- 11.8″ WIDE: SG112-ex
MicroPlex: GHS Two-Color and Mono Black Printers
- GHS 2-Color: TC8
- WORKTABLE: Solid T; LogiJet TM
- TRACTOR-FED: 45ET
cab Technology, Inc.: Thermal Printers
Ingenious, integrated options and applicators for mono and GHS Two-Color Thermal Printers
cab Technologies two-color GHS print and apply systems
cab Hermes C for GHS print and apply, and cab XC series for two-color GHS printing
Zebra: Industrial, Desktop, and Mobile
- INDUSTRIAL: Xi, 105SL, , ZT600, ZT500, ZT200
- DESKTOP: ZD500, ZD410, ZD420
- MOBILE: QLn, ZQ500, ZQ110, P4T
Thermal printers are favored for printing barcode labels due to their speed, accuracy, and durability. These printers use heat to transfer ink onto the label, resulting in a high-quality print resistant to smudging, fading, and water damage.
There are two types of thermal printers: direct thermal and thermal transfer. Direct thermal printers use heat to create an image directly on the label, making them ideal for printing short-term labels such as shipping labels or receipts. On the other hand, thermal transfer printers use a ribbon to transfer ink onto the label, making them ideal for printing long-lasting labels such as product labels or asset tags.
One of the critical benefits of thermal printers is their speed. They can print labels quickly and efficiently, making them ideal for use in high-volume distributed environments across warehouses or manufacturing facilities. Additionally, thermal printers are easy to operate and require minimal maintenance, making them a cost-effective choice for businesses of all sizes. Overall, thermal printers are reliable and efficient for printing barcode labels.