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Thermal Barcode Printers: What is Thermal Transfer Barcode Printing?

by ScanSource Technical Services September 14, 2010 Barcode Printing

Thermal Transfer: Uses a ribbon to transfer ink to label Crisper printing (important for barcode compliance) Long life span for printed labels Wide range of media material types Ribbon protects printhead, prolonging its usage Used when label is needed for longer period of time Used when label is required to be exposed to harsh environments […]

Thermal Barcode Printers: What is Direct Thermal Barcode Printing?

by ScanSource Technical Services September 10, 2010 Barcode Printing

Now that we have taken a look at our barcode printing options, let’s focus our attention on Thermal Barcode Printers. The first concept we are going to look at is the difference between the two primary printing methods: Direct Thermal and Thermal Transfer. Both technologies have their advantages and disadvantages. Which one you chose is […]

Thermal Barcode Printers: Key Components

by ScanSource Technical Services September 9, 2010 Barcode Printing

Key components of a Thermal Barcode Printer The basic functionality of all thermal barcode printers is pretty much the same. Because of that there are some key features inherent to all thermal barcode printers. Printhead The thermal printhead is made up of a series of heating elements. Each individual element is called a dot. As […]

Thermal Barcode Printers: Why Use a Thermal Barcode Printer?

by ScanSource Technical Services September 9, 2010 Barcode Printing

Why do I need a special printer just to print barcode labels? Customers often have existing printers they feel they should be able to use for their labeling needs. To understand the advantages of Thermal Barcode Printers, lets start by taking a look a couple of alternative printing options. Dot Matrix: Poor quality Can’t print […]