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Zebra Expands Healthcare Solutions with New GK420 Desktop Printer

Posted August 1, 2014

Zebra GK420 PrinterEnsuring patient safety is one of the primary issues facing the healthcare industry:

  • Healthcare workers must keep all tools that come into contact with patients clean of any potential germs, blood or other infectious liquids to ensure patient safety.
  • Additionally, power supply units for medical electrical equipment used throughout healthcare facilities must be certified to meet IEC 60601-1 specifications. Complying with these standards can be complex and costly.

As part of an ongoing commitment to support the healthcare industry, Zebra is announcing the availability of the new GK420 Series Healthcare printer. Engineered for years of performance in demanding healthcare environments, the GK420 Healthcare product is an extension of Zebra’s popular GK420 printer, with new features exclusively designed to meet the needs of healthcare professionals: Continue reading »


Datamax-O’Neil Printer Comparison

Posted June 30, 2014

As one of the leading manufacturers of label printers, Datamax-O’Neil has a wide range of industrial, desktop, and mobile printers to meet the needs of any application.

Choosing the best printer for your specific business needs can be a challenge with just a list of model names and images. The charts below are a simple feature and specifications breakdown of the full Datamax-O’Neil printer line.

For additional assistance choosing the right printer, contact one of our printer specialists at BarcodesInc.

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Tech Tips: Sensor Error Fix for Sato CLe Series Printers

Posted June 23, 2014

SATO CL408e PrinterSensor Error – Common Causes/Solutions for the Sato CL408e and CL412e

Cause: Incorrect sensor type selected on the printer and/or in the software/driver settings.

Solution: Select the appropriate sensor type using DSW2-2 on the printer.

Cause: Dirty or obstructed sensor and/or media loaded improperly.

Solution: Make sure sensor is free from obstructions and blow out with compressed air, then refer to Label Routing diagrams on the printer to properly load media.

For assistance with any Sato product, contact us at BarcodesInc.


Sato’s New CL4NX Printer to Replace Legacy Models

Posted June 20, 2014

As a result of its superior and extraordinary feature set and the overwhelming acceptance by our customers of the new CL4NX, effective immediately, Sato will no longer manufacture the printer models listed below. There are limited numbers of units available from each series and orders will be fulfilled on a first come, first served basis:

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Printronix Expands their Mobile Printer Offering with the New M4L

Posted June 17, 2014

Printronix M4L Portable PrinterPrintronix has announced the launch of the M4L portable barcode printer. The M4L joins Printronix Print Cart in the line of mobile printing solutions, further extending a growing category within industrial printing. The M4L is designed to run at full-printing capacity for extended lengths of time – 30% longer than competitive models – to maximize warehouse efficiency so workers can print and apply labels at the point of application.

Easier Integration, Reliability You Can Trust

The M4L integrates seamlessly with factory-ready ZPL II & CPCL emulations, and secure Bluetooth and WiFi 802.11 b/g/n. The unit connects directly to legacy systems and devices which streamlines integration into diverse industrial environments.

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TSC Adds New TDP-324W Wristband and TDP-324 Label Desktop Printers

Posted June 6, 2014

2014-06-06_0917TSC has added two new high-resolution printers, the TDP-324W wristband printer and the TDP-324 desktop printer, to its growing line of direct-thermal desktop products.

TDP-324W Wristband Printer

The two-inch-format TDP-324W is engineered to print high-definition wristbands used for patient identification, entertainment ticketing and various government applications, including restricted-area access and visitor identification.

Standard features include a 300-dpi printhead, a large 6.5-inch-diameter media cabinet, and an easy-to-read LCD that displays printer status. The TDP-324W can be operated either as a standalone desktop or wall-mounted printer and supports USB 2.0 and Ethernet communications. It also features a USB-host port for connecting keyboards or scanners.

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Direct Thermal vs. Thermal Transfer

Posted June 3, 2014

thermal_transferFor those new to label printing, getting a handle on printing basics can be confusing especially with the new set of vocabulary you have to get familiar with.  One of the biggest concerns when choosing the right kind of media and printer for your application is deciding between what type of printing, Direct Thermal or Thermal Transfer, you’ll need.

Direct Thermal Media

Direct Thermal media uses a transparent heat-sensitive coating applied to its surface to image text and bar codes. When the heat from the printhead contacts the coating, it initiates a chemical reaction that turns the coating black. This method is ideal for temporary label uses like shipping labels, food packaging, or any other short term application. If your needs are are short term, Direct Thermal is the easiest and most cost effective solution.

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The New, Easy to Use Sato CL4NX Series

Posted May 1, 2014

The newest addition to the Sato line of label printers, the CL4NX, is also one of the easiest to use. Designed to be the most advanced while very user friendly printer on the market today, the CL4NX provides superior performance to first time as well as seasoned users.

This series of videos quickly illustrates the basic maintenance functions of the CL4NX and how easy it really is.

Changing the label roll

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Speed up Your Printer with Updated Seagull Scientific Barcode Label Printer Drivers

Posted April 24, 2014

2014-04-24_0957Getting the best performance out of your label printer can often come down to having the right printer driver installed on your PC.

Every barcode printer manufacturer provides a driver to use with their products but, sometimes they are not the most robust. Users may find that when printing labels with the default manufacturer drivers with variable and unique information per label, their printer will pause for a moment between each label. Other times, there may be issues with label formatting or communications to the printer.

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Bixolon’s New Desktop Label Printer – SLP-TX420

Posted April 18, 2014

product_img_slp-tx420_main_m_20140408165349Samsung-Bixolon has announced its new thermal transfer/ direct thermal desktop label printer, the SLP-TX430.

The Energy Star certified SLP-TX420 features a 74m printing ribbon and print speeds of up to 7ips (178mm/sec), 17% faster than comparable models found in the market. The increased speed is a key factor to increase effectiveness in the work place.

The SLP-TX420 is compatible with Mac-based PCs, Android-based tablet PCs, Windows, or LINUX. This model also supports USB dongle-typed WLAN wireless communication as well as basic wired communication. With the recent surge of smart devices in the printing industry, Bixolon’s versatile SLP-TX420 is certain to please its users. The overall design and use of the printer is made with convenience and ease for users at the forefront. Operators can easily remove and replace consumables, as well as easily adjust the label guide to accommodate different label sizes.

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