We often hear that the printer that prints barcodes are a bar code printer, also known as a sticker printer or a label printer.
But some friends have been entangled with whether there is a specific difference between a label printer and a barcode printer. Today, the editor will answer for you:
Barcode printers and label printers, barcode machines, and label machines are all the same thing, but they are called different things.
The barcode printer is a dedicated printer. The biggest difference between barcode printers and ordinary printers is that the printing of barcode printers is based on heat, using ribbon as the printing medium (or directly using thermal paper) to complete the printing.
The biggest advantage of this printing method over the ordinary printing method is that it can achieve continuous high-speed printing without being supervised. The content it prints is generally the company’s brand logo, serial number logo, packaging logo, barcode logo, envelope label, clothing tag, etc.
The barcode printer focuses on bar codes and QR codes. Of course, barcodes and two-dimensional codes are also printed on labels, but the label paper limit of barcode printers is relatively large, which is not as good as label printers. However, the printing function of barcodes and QR codes is relatively strong.
Label printers are also called barcode printers. The printer itself carries an input keyboard, built-in certain fonts, character libraries, and a considerable number of label template formats. The LCD screen of the body can directly enter the label content, edit, typesetting, and then Print the inputting printer directly.
The focus of label printers is to print labels, labels can be large or small, and a wide range of available labels. There are many early label printers that do not support barcodes and QR codes. But now that it has developed, most of them support barcodes and QR codes.