Written by Tim

Advice on label printers

A label printer is useful for a lot of different situations. You can organize your desk, kitchen, or archives, but you can also create shipping labels, bar code labels, or name tags. Because not every label printer is suitable for every situation, we'll help you find the best label printer for your application with the questions below.

1. What type of labels do you want to print?

Label printers can be divided into two different types: office models (or desktop label printers) and mobile models. There is a clear correspondence between the type of label and the type of label printer. The mobile label printers can only print tape labels where the office models are mainly suitable for labels. There are only a few label printers that offer the possibility to print both tape labels and labels.

Tape labels

tape label printer
  • Max. width: 36mm
  • Available in different color combinations

Labels

printing labels
  • Max. width: 104mm
  • Available in different sizes

2. Office or mobile label printer?

Portable label printer

  • Using the keyboard on the device, you print anywhere
  • A mobile printer runs on battery and / or on batteries

Office label printers

  • After installation via a USB cable to your computer or laptop, you get started right away \ n * With an automatic cutting mechanism you can easily print several labels in a row

3. Connect the printer to your network

** Wired via your network (Ethernet) ** \ nWith a network connection, it is possible to connect the label printer to the network with the help of a UTP cable and thus share the label printer with multiple users within the same network. This is especially useful in an office, but can also be used at home. \ N \ n ** Wireless via Wi-Fi ** \ nWhen your label printer is wirelessly connected to the network via Wi-Fi, it is possible to print wirelessly. send from any device (laptop or PC) within the same network. This makes you and the label printer flexible. In addition, you can place the label printer wherever you want and pick up your labels whenever you want.

4. Handy accessories

Labels

You obviously do not have a label printer without tape labels or labels. These are there in different types, sizes and colors. Different situations also require different types of labels. We offer a wide range of labels per label printer from which you can make your choice.

Postal scales

Do you mainly print a lot of tape labels and / or labels to send mail or parcels? Then a postal scale is a handy accessory. Using a postal scale you calculate the correct weight of all your mail, from letters to (small) packages. So you always have the correct postage without having to go to the post office.

Adapters

Mobile label printers can be supplied with power using an adapter. This saves you on batteries and therefore on extra costs. This can be very useful if you want to use the mobile label printer in one location.

Tim
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