Business label printers are used for many purposes and come in a huge number of different styles. Find small handheld label printers that print text you enter onto a small keyboard, which work well for inventory, or desktop units that print many types of labels using specialized software. Pick the type of label printer that prints on labels designed to stick to the surface you intend to use them on.
There are more color label makers available than ever before. Use a CD label maker to print colorful labels for CDs and DVDs or print right onto the disk itself. Print labels with your corporate logo on them for added brand recognition.
The most common types of label printers include:
1. A personal or portable label printer, both color label printers and those that print in black and white
2. A desktop label printer, which connects to your computer
3. Commercial or industrial label printers, including RFID label printers
Print labels on the move with a portable label printerYou can find a portable label maker for any application. Print color-coded filing labels or make captions for photos in several size fonts using the DYMO ExecuLabel LP250. Create special labels to identify electrical and other cables with the K-Sun LabelShop Bee3 Labeler.
Add graphics and logos with a desktop label printerDesktop label printers also come in variety of options. Choose a compact label printer like the Seiko Smart Label Printer 450, which prints business card sized labels with graphics and text, if you work with limited office space. Desktop label printers also allow you to print barcodes with barcode printers.
Buy special label printers for industrial and commercial usesIndustrial labels used for safety and warnings are often printed on material that withstands exposure to heat or chemicals. RFID technology creates a barcode that an RFID reader can read without a line of sight. The RFID reader reads multiple labels at once. Use RFID technology for product tracking.
- Look for a portable label printer that connects to your computer, if you need both kinds of label printers. The computer connection allows you to access graphics and mailing lists from your computer without hindering the portability.