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Select the Best Barcode Label in 5 Simple Steps

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Do you struggle to select the best barcode label for your assets and inventory? With so many applications, environments, materials, sizes, adhesives, and printers, it can sometimes be difficult to find the perfect fit. Our friends at Zebra Technologies have come up with a clever acronym (PRESS) to help customers select the right label, which we’ve turned into five simple ... Read More »

Zebra ZT410 Makes Fast Work of 4-Inch Labels

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The Zebra ZT410 keeps light industrial businesses running efficiently, thanks to quick print speeds and advanced options in a rugged, long-lasting package. Manufactured by Zebra Technologies, the ZT410 prints on labels up to 4 inches wide at speeds of up to 14 inches per second. Offering both thermal transfer and direct thermal printing capabilities, this industrial label printer comes standard ... Read More »

Best Barcode Labels for Manufacturing

Best Barcode Labels for Manufacturing

We are often asked, “What are the best barcode labels for my manufacturing operations?” Before our label experts recommend the right labels, we ask questions about how the labels will be used, where the labeled items will be stored, to which surface they will be attached, and the size of the labeling area. As you know, every environment has different ... Read More »

Flexible Wasp WPL304 Desktop Barcode Printer Offers 4 Ways to Connect, 2 Print Technologies

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With the Wasp WPL304 desktop barcode printer, the watchword is “flexibility.” Users can choose from: Direct thermal or thermal transfer print technology Four connectivity options, including Ethernet, USB, serial, and parallel Wasp media or other major ribbon media offerings This flexibility all fits in a compact package. Even though the desktop barcode printer creates 4-inch labels, its small footprint works ... Read More »

Zebra P4T Mobile Printer Creates Rugged, Long-Lasting Labels on the Fly

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With the Zebra P4T mobile printer, thermal transfer printing never looked so stylish. That’s because users can wear the P4T like a small satchel, or simply carry it wherever the organization’s printing needs take them. Plus, the Zebra P4T mobile printer is the first on the market with the capability for RFID printing and encoding. Extra-durable labeling for harsh, outdoor applications ... Read More »

Thermal Transfer vs Direct Thermal Printing: Which is Best?

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The battle of thermal transfer vs direct thermal printing is most often won by answering a simple question: Do you require long-lasting barcodes to identify products and tag assets, or do you need to print items with shorter shelf lives, such as shipping labels, receipts, or tickets? Most organizations with dedicated barcode systems use either thermal transfer or direct thermal ... Read More »

Direct Thermal Printing Costs Less, Best for Short-Term Use

Zebra RW420PS Mobile Printer

Direct thermal printing is broadly used by a number of industries to create barcode labels for multiple applications. Like thermal transfer printing, it uses heat generated from a print head to create an image. However, direct thermal printing differs from thermal transfer in that it doesn’t use ribbons, ink, or toner to print images on labels. How does direct thermal ... Read More »

Intermec PM4i Stand Alone Label Printer a Smart Choice

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The programmable Intermec PM4i stand alone label printer accomplishes a feat few others in its class can match. It doesn’t need a PC to operate, making the wireless mid-range printer a smart choice for many organizations. The Intermec PM4i mid-range label printer can operate as a direct thermal and thermal transfer label, ticket, and tag printer. It can be optionally ... Read More »

Zebra G Series Desktop Label Printers Cover Small Footprint, Handle Big Challenges

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The Zebra G Series desktop label printer family answers a key question in the technology marketplace: How small can a high-quality label printer be? With their compact size, Zebra G Series label printers were designed with the desktop in mind. The printers can handle labels with widths of up to 4 inches in low-and mid-volume environments. They work effectively across a ... Read More »

Zebra Printer 170xi4 Mimimizes Downtime, Speeds Label Printing

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When downtime is not an option, the Zebra 170xi4 industrial label printer can drive up productivity in high-volume environments. It features faster print times, super-quick deployment, and diagnostic tools to head off repairs. The Zebra 170xi4 prints up to 40 percent faster, covering up to 12 inches per second at 203 dpi for thermal transfer or direct thermal printing. This ... Read More »