Why use a special label printer for printing labels?
1. The printed content is not the same, the range of use is not the same
The difference between printing precision and printing method determines the production range of their application will be different. The contents printed by the barcode label printer include commodity packaging, carton outer packing, electrical appliances, brand identification, commodity identification, barcode identification, management, production, jewelry, clothing tag, ticket and other labels, barcode are printed by barcode printer.
2. Different printing methods, simply speaking, different working principles. This determines their scope of application
Barcode printers are printed on carbon tape or thermal paper. This type of printing allows it to run continuously at high speed, even when unattended. But regular printers can't do that.
3. Different paper
Bar code printer can print more materials, can print PET, copper paper, thermal paper sticker label, polyester, PVC and other synthetic materials and washing label cloth; The characters and graphics printed by thermal transfer have the effect of anti-scratch. The special carbon belt printing can also make the printed products waterproof, anti-fouling, anti-corrosion, resistance to high temperature and other characteristics; Common printer is the most common paper, such as A4 paper, notepaper, although can use bar code paper but its printing effect is not good, so generally will not do so, too wasteful.
4. Strong printing accuracy
The "black and white bar" (or "blank bar") in the bar code represents information according to their different width variations, so the accuracy of the "black and white bar" width has a great impact on bar code reading. Only accurate accuracy can ensure the identification and reading of the barcode. This accuracy is determined by the barcode software and the associated printer. Professional bar code printing software is based on the accuracy of the printer and user-designed bar code data to calculate the width of the black and white bar. During printing, control is made through the bar code production function of the printer to ensure the printed bar code is consistent with the designed bar code. An ordinary printer prints the barcode as a complete image on the label paper. So for the scan gun and so on input device read, a little bit more difficult.
5. Different printing speed and printing quantity
Under the correct operation and good maintenance, the bar code printer can work 24 hours a day, printing is not limited. Bar code printers print faster than ordinary printers. Support serial number (barcode variability) printing, can save the user pre-edited label format, or call the database data, batch, continuous printing. Bar code printer is a label (volume) for the unit for printing, the ordinary printer is a single for printing, so it can be seen that the difference between bar code printer and an ordinary printer is very big.