Difference Between Barcode Printer And Laser Printer
Barcode printers are different from laser printers. The biggest difference between them is that the laser printer is a kind of printout device that combines laser scanning technology with electronic photography technology, while the printing of barcode printers is based on heat, with ribbon as the printing medium (or directly using thermal paper). The content a barcode printer prints are generally brand identification, serial number identification, packaging identification, barcode identification, clothing tag, etc.
Barcode printer has begun to be popularized gradually in all aspects of life. Almost all production units are equipped with a barcode printer, which is used in product identification and other aspects. And most companies also have barcode scanners(i.e. scanners) and barcode data collectors and other printer-affiliated equipment, forming an automated management mode of barcode management within the company. In addition to the printing function of laser printers, barcode printers also have the advantages below:
1.Rich application scenarios
Barcode printers can not only be used in offices but also in production lines, shops, restaurants, etc.
2.Various printing media
Barcode printer is not limited by printing materials and can print PET, copper paper, thermal paper self-adhesive labels, polyester, PVC, and other synthetic materials and fabric washing labels.
The text and graphics printed by thermal transfer have a scratch-proof effect, and the special carbon tape printing can also make the printing products waterproof, antifouling, corrosion-resistant, high temperature resistant, and so on.
4.Extremely fast printing
iDPRT iX4P 203dpi industrial barcode printer’s speed goes up to 12 inches per second.
Desktop barcode printers’ prices can definitely be much lower than laser printers in some restaurants’ use cases.
6.Easy to save and organize
Label paper is generally hundreds of meters long, which can reach thousands to tens of thousands of small labels; The label printer adopts a continuous printing mode, which is easier to save and sort out.
iDPRT supplies barcode printers from the low-cost entry-level to the high-end 600dpi industrial barcode printer. All printers are highly compatible with ZPL, TSPL, DPL, and EPL emulations, especially after the Datamax-ONeil printer is under EOL, many customers come to us to provide alternative printers to continue to support their customers.