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If you need a small barcode printer for small tasks, a big barcode printer for a big job, or somewhere in between, we have many reliable, low-cost options for you, including a full line of Zebra barcode label printers.

A barcode system isn't complete without a printer. Make sure you select the correct one that fits your specific needs. For example, do you need a thermal transfer or a direct transfer printer? What size labels will you print? Do you require a cutter, rewinder, or peeler? And what about DPI and durability? + Show More

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Wasp WPL305

Wasp WPL305

Ideal for inventory control, asset tags, shipping/receiving, and healthcare.
Zebra TLP2844

Zebra TLP2844

Ideal for general office applications like retail product marking.
Zebra LP2844

Zebra LP2844

Ideal for light duty applications like warehouse shelf labeling.
Zebra ZM400

Zebra ZM400

Ideal for light industrial applications like work in process and shipping/receiving.
Zebra 110XI4

Zebra 110XI4

Rugged and ideal for 24/7 mission critical applications.
Zebra 105SL

Zebra 105SL

Ideal for light industrial 24/7 applications like inventory control and labeling.
Zebra GK420T

Zebra GK420T

Great value. Offers easy ribbon loading and performance in compact design.
Wasp WPL25

Wasp WPL25

Ideal for shipping labels, retail tags, and other temporary barcode labels.
Zebra GX420t

Zebra GX420t

Best-in-class. Easy ribbon loading, speed, and performance.
Zebra 140XI4

Zebra 140XI4

Rugged, high print quality, fast print speed, and unparalleled reliability.
Datamax H-6212X

Datamax H-6212X

Designed for high-volume mission critical applications.
Zebra 220XI4

Zebra 220XI4

Rugged printer ideal for high-volume or specialty labeling applications.
Zebra ZT220

Zebra ZT220

Space-saving design, effortless setup, easy operation, and low maintenance.
Datamax M-Class

Datamax M-Class

Ideal for inventory control, shipping, product labeling, and asset tracking.
Zebra S4M

Zebra S4M

Includes features to support many applications at an affordable price.
Zebra HC100

Zebra HC100

Easy-to-use cartridges containing the only antimicrobial wristbands on the market.
Zebra P4T

Zebra P4T

Advanced, ergonomic design stands up to demanding work environments.
Zebra MZ220

Zebra MZ220

Great first step for users looking to replace pen and paper documentation.
Zebra QLN Series

Zebra QLN Series

Ideal for inventory control, retail price labels, and bedside specimen labels.
Zebra RW420 Series

Zebra RW420 Series

Ideal for printing delivery receipts and invoices on the go.
Datamax RL4

Datamax RL4

Durable 4 inch direct thermal printer that's rugged and reliable.
Zebra ZXP Series 8

Zebra ZXP Series 8

Easy setup and fast deployment that saves time and costs.
Zebra TTP Series

Zebra TTP Series

Cost-effectively print tickets, receipts, and information unattended
Brother QL-500

Brother QL-500

Easy-to-use. Prints address and shipping labels up to 2.4" wide.
Brother QL-650

Brother QL-650

Fast, pro-quality output with ease of use and low maintenance.
Wasp WHC25

Wasp WHC25

Ideal for healthcare patient identification, hospitality, and event ticketing applications.

Barcode Printer Types


There are several categories of barcode printer, each with distinctive characteristics designed to meet the requirements of different applications.

Desktop barcode printers are ideal for applications where space and budget are limited. They have a compact design that fits neatly on your desk, countertop, or POS station. A desktop thermal barcode printer creates an image by applying heat directly to a direct thermal label or tag, or to a direct thermal/thermal transfer print mechanism, which can also use a ribbon to create a more durable image. Desktop barcode printers work best with paper labels and tags which are larger than 1.5" x 0.5". A barcode label printer is also the perfect choice for printing vinyl jewelry labels. A desktop barcode printer can print on other synthetic materials, but in limited quantities. If you need to print more than 150 labels per day, a tabletop barcode printer would probably better suit your needs.

A tabletop barcode printer is also called an "industrial barcode printer" or "midrange barcode printer." Tabletop barcode printers are designed to withstand harsh environments, such as a dusty warehouse, and higher print demands. They have a larger footprint to accommodate larger rolls of media, so you don't have to reload the labels or tags as often.A tabletop barcode printer can handle a wide variety of media sizes, from very small serial labels on cell phone components to very large chemical drum labels. They can also handle a wide variety of media types, from basic paper to synthetics that are flexible enough to wrap around a vial or durable enough to withstand extreme weather conditions outdoors. A tabletop barcode printer is designed to handle higher duty cycles as well with some printers able to run 24-hour duty cycles.

A mobile barcode printer (also known as a portable barcode printer) fits applications that require labels or receipts to be printed on-site, on-demand. They are small and lightweight enough to be clipped on a belt or hung on your shoulder with a strap. Most portable barcode label printers are direct thermal only. They are available with a number of features to make your printing on-the-go that much easier, such as models that can take linerless media, reducing the hassle and mess of the used label liner. Depending on the configuration of the portable barcode printer, you have several choices for how you want to send the label information to the portable barcode printer. You could send it wirelessly via an 802.11 or Bluetooth radio, or via the IrDA ports, or simply connect the printer to a portable data terminal with a cable.

ID card printers are used for printing driver licenses, employee badges, student ID cards, visitor badges, loyalty/membership cards, gift/discount cards, calling cards, etc. ID card printers are included in with the barcode printers because the cards are printed with a barcode most of the time. There are ID card printers that can also encode information in a magnetic stripe on a card. ID card printers come in models that can print monochrome only, full color on one side only, and full color on both sides. There is also a wide variety of media for ID card printers, from disposable, inexpensive paper cards for visitor badges to thick PVC cards with security chips built-in for employee access badges. Some ID card printers can also add a watermark for increased security. You can even use a special ribbon to create scratch off boxes on gift/discount or calling cards.

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