You may own a supermarket chain or a small Mom and Pop store, but no matter what the size of your business, you will need a barcode label printer to produce labels for your products. Many companies decide to outsource this work, but this is no longer necessary, given the advances in technology. You can find an efficient and affordable barcode label printer that will suit the needs of your company.
A basic barcode label printer has a high quality inkjet printer, label printing software, a power cable and a manual. A high quality barcode label printer will be able to deal with various kinds of barcodes, including linear bar codes, 2-D barcodes, Data matrix and Maxi codes. Most barcode label printers will print your codes on paper that will allow you to peel off or tear the label and stick it on to your products. Make sure that your barcode label printer has an easily replaceable head, and an inkjet, high resolution printer. Many printers can work quite fast, printing 3inches of labels per second, and you can print out hundreds of labels per day.
Your barcode label printer may come with software, but don’t feel that you need to stick with the software that you started out with. You can always upgrade, and the best software is compatible with your existing programs and equipment. Your software should allow you to add labels, as well as edit and align them before printing. The more hands-on the software, the more convenient it will be for you in the long run. Many barcode software comes with a 30 day trial, so it is worthwhile to experiment with several types of software to see which one fits the best with your barcode label printer. Your barcode label printer should come with a warranty and service information, because no one wants their barcode label printer to suddenly break down during a rush time.