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Barcode Label Printers

A barcode printer allows you to easily print barcode labels or tags.  You can do it on the move with portable printers, or choose from our large range of barcode label printers for the office, warehouse or retail environment, including: industrial printers, desktop printers or receipt printers.

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Browse our barcode label printers below:

Portable Printers

Toshiba 2 inch Portable Printer

Our portable label printer range is available in 2 and 4 inch widths, and will give up to 600 “standard” labels per charge.

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Desktops

Our desktop barcode (clamshell) printers allow you to produce (up to 4 inch wide) very cheaply good quality labels and barcodes right where you need them.

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Mid-range Printers

Mid-range Printers

Midrange Barcode printers are designed to offer the same benefits as the desktop printers but for those requirements where you need to print up to 8,000 labels per 8 hour shift.

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Industrial Printers

Toshiba Industrial Printers

The Barcode Depots Industrial printer range covers the complete spectrum of requirements for printing in all industrial environments, including Industrial Barcode Printer and Industrial Label Printer products.

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Receipt Printers

Receipt Printers

Don't keep your customers waiting. Small and fast, our receipt printer products from Toshiba, with their tiny footprint, are designed to operate in all hospitality and retail environments.

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Rewinders

The Barcode depot offers a comprehensive range of stand alone label rewinders. These work either in conjunction with one of our industrial label printers or desktop barcode printers or can be used to rewind any roll of product that you wish.

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Choosing a Barcode Label Printer:

Thermal transfer barcode printerBarcode label printers are computer peripherals designed for printing barcode labels or tags that can be attached to physical objects. Barcode printers are used in lots of different industries. Industrial barcode printers are used in large warehouses and manufacturing facilities - these have capacity for a lot of paper and operate at lightening speed - they're also robust and long lasting.  By contrast, desktop barcode printers are suitable for retail and office environments.  The most common uses of barcode printers are labelling cartons before shipment and labelling retail items with UPCs or EANs.

Direct thermal and thermal transfer barcode printing:

Generally you'll choose a barcode printer that uses one of two types of printing technologies. The first type is direct thermal printing - these printers use a printhead to generate heat, causing a chemical reaction in specifically designed paper that results in the paper turning black.

thermal transfer barcode printerThe second type of barcode printer is a thermal transfer printer.  Thermal transfer printers also use heat, but rather than reacting to the paper, the heat melts a waxy substance on a ribbon that runs over the label or tag material. Then, the heat transfers ink from the ribbon to the paper.

So which is the best option for you?  Of the two options, you'll find that direct thermal printers are generally less expensive, but the trade off is that they produce labels that can become illegible if exposed to heat, direct sunlight, or chemical vapours.  So thermal transfer printers are the better option if you have the budget.

Summary:

  • Industrial barcode printers, ideal for: large warehouses, manufacturing facilities
  • Desktop barocde printers, ideal for: retail and office environments
  • Direct thermal printers: generally less expensive
  • Thermal transfer printers: produce better labels

To get fast, friendly expert advice on choosing your barcode printer, get in touch with our friendly team on 0845 271 0250.

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