To run a well-equipped business, you have to be able to determine which methods and applications are best suited to your needs while leaving room for maneuver to be able to optimize your processes. This also applies to your label and barcode printing needs.
This technique has an advantage in terms of price and the economical use of tape. With its advantageous total cost of ownership, a thermal transfer printing solution can be an easy-to-implement solution for organizations requiring on-demand monochrome printing. When this technique is used with Computype materials, the heat transfer provides a result that is resistant to chemicals and water exposure. In addition, there is no risk of burrs!
With the ability to switch to a printer-applicator, high-volume businesses can benefit from optimized yields and a rapid return on investment. With reduced downtime and easy-to-learn operation, this printing solution reduces risk while delivering efficient printing speed and impeccable image quality. In addition, with its optimized operational results and yields, it reduces operating costs relating to labeling.
One of the main reasons for choosing thermal transfer printing is the durability of the label material and the quality of the graphics. However, to achieve these results, it is imperative that the labels themselves and the tape are compatible. By working with an experienced solutions provider, you can be sure that you have the right materials, both in terms of labels and tapes, to make your labels stand up to the intended environment. If the thermal strips are properly maintained, printers can print up to 3 million linear inches
If you want color printing on demand, or if the labels you need to print are larger than thermal transfer printers, a color inkjet printer may be a viable solution. Color inkjet printing also helps optimize internal processes within an existing labeling system. Because it is possible to print variable texts, logos, graphics, photos, and product information in color, industrial inkjet printers are suitable for a variety of uses.
Overall, color inkjet printers have low initial costs and a relatively low total cost of ownership. Ink cartridges can be purchased individually (CMYK) and are easily loaded into the printer. Because users can buy and replace cartridges according to their needs, they save time and money while reducing overall waste. Characterized by their high printing speed, inkjet printers are synonymous with high yields and improved performance.
Just as not all ribbons are compatible with all labels when it comes to thermal transfer printing, not all labels react the same to inkjet printers. There are various materials in paper, polyester, and polypropylene capable of providing a tough and durable result with inkjet printing. As always, your best bet is to verify that your solution provider has the skills to determine the correct labels and inks.
In situations where there are no budgetary constraints and where color printing and the impeccable quality of the result are the priority, one can consider laser printing, which is an extremely versatile technique. With a more aesthetic rendering than that of other technologies, but often at a higher cost than inkjet printing, the laser offers the best results in terms of image quality and the widest width.
Often, the initial investment is exponentially higher than for other technologies available on the market. Consumables and after-sales service also tend to be more expensive. Add to this the fact that this level of print quality is often superfluous for basic labeling and tracking applications,