Barcode Printers

A thermal printer in Singapore is one that uses heat to create prints on the paper.  It has been increasingly popular because of its print quality, efficiency, and streamlined nature, and is mostly employed in the airport, financial institutions, retail stores, and pharmaceutical industries. 

Thermal printer, unlike many other types of printers, does not utilise ink or toner to produce images, instead relying on thermal sheets. They are also rather common in label printing due to their speed.  Thermal printers eliminate the need for cartridges or ribbons, allowing businesses to save money. It’s also easier to use because there are less devices and software to deal with when using thermal printers.

Meanwhile, a barcode printer is a device that prints barcode labels. Small firms and a variety of industries put these labels on a variety of products for various purposes. Zebra printers, a good brand of barcode printers, offers a variety of styles and functions for different industry applications. Barcodes are often required if your business is product-based. It is usually preferable to own a barcode printer rather than rely on a third party to print the labels.

Choosing the appropriate barcode and thermal printer for your company can save you money and make your operations easier. Should you need Zebra barcode printers or thermal printers in Singapore? Talk to us today so we can assist you with your specific requirements.

considerations when selecting a printer

Direct Thermal vs Thermal Transfer Printing

Direct Thermal printers do not require a ribbon thus lowering your long term overall cost. They are not suitable if your labels are exposed to heat and sunlight. With exposure, the printout will fade and barcodes may not be readable. Consider using Direct Thermal for applications that do not need a long shelf life, for example receipts and shipping labels.

Thermal Transfer printers require a ribbon and is recommended if a label is required to be of higher print quality (barcode, graphic, text) and is expected to last, Common applications are product labels.Although the supply cost is higher due to the use of ribbons, thermal transfer printheads last longer than direct thermal printheads.

Direct Thermal printers do not require a ribbon thus lowering your long term overall cost. They are not suitable if your labels are exposed to heat and sunlight. With exposure, the printout will fade and barcodes may not be readable. Consider using a Direct Thermal Printer in Singapore for applications that do not need a long shelf life, for example receipts and shipping labels.

Thermal Transfer printers require a ribbon and are recommended if a label is required to be of higher print quality (barcode, graphic, text) and is expected to last, Common applications for these Zebra printers are product labels. Although the supply cost is higher due to the use of ribbons, thermal transfer print heads last longer than direct thermal printheads.

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Print Resolution (DPI)

The smaller the text and images, the higher the dpi required to read and scan the barcode. Determining whether to print on 203, 300 or 600 dpi depends on 3 factors that are interrelated. 

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Thermal Transfer Cartridge vs Thermal Transfer Ribbon

ZD420c – The new Thermal Transfer Cartridge model.

If you are using a thermal transfer printer you know the frustration with changing ribbons. For operators in healthcare or cleanroom manufacturing, changing a ribbon is an undesirable task as they often stain their hands. The ZD420c is the first and only ribbon cartridge printer in the market. Unlike traditional ribbon rolls, the printer alerts you when the ribbon needs replacement and with the cartridge, this can be done in a matter of seconds without contacting the ribbon. Watch the following videos to find out how.

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Dispenser (Peeler) Option

The dispenser option is used to automatically separate the labels from the liner material. It automatically peels and dispenses a new label once one has been taken off. This option is sometimes referred to as the peel option. Installing a dispenser dispenser can help you achieve greater productivity and efficiency with minimal investment. 

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Battery for Desktop Printer

Some operations require mobility with thermal transfer printing, for example when placed on a mobile trolley together with a laptop. With the Printer Battery Accessory, it allows the ZD-Series desktop printers to be used in battery mode. Supports ZD410d, ZD420c, ZD420t, ZD420d, ZD620t, ZD620d.

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