Desktop Barcode Printer
Desktop barcode printers offer compact printing, ideal for smaller product relabeling or low volume shipping. These economical printers might not be as durable as their industrial counterparts, but they are more than capable for most printing operations.
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The following models have been discontinued and are no longer carried by POSMicro.com. In some cases, accessories may still be available. We will try to list replacement models in the product description when available.CognitiveTPG | Advantage DLX | Advantage LX RFID | CI Series | Del Sol LX | EZ-LP
Datamax | E3202 | E4203 - E4204 | E4304 | Ex2
Datamax-O´Neil | E-Class Mark II
Intermec | 7421 | C4 | PC41
Monarch | 9414
SATO | CX400 Series | HT200e
TSC | TDP-225W
Zebra | 2746e | DA402 | HT146 | LP 2844Z | LP2722 | LP2742 | LP2844 | T402 | TLP 2844Z | TLP 3742 | TLP 3844Z | TLP2844 | TLP3842
More InformationWith the right desktop barcode printer, you have a versatile way to add product labels or print shipping labels at your business. These printers come in a variety of printing styles, each offering different durability, clarity, and color options.
Direct Thermal Label Printers
Direct thermal label printers offer the faster and more economical way to print labels at your business. The printer uses heat to activate a special emulsion in the label, cutting down on costs by only requiring label media. While these labels are affordable, they aren't able to withstand humid or hot environments, making them a better fit indoors than out. Zebra's GX420 series and CognitiveTPG's Advantage DLX are two fantastic direct thermal label printers.
Thermal Transfer Label Printers
Thermal transfer label printers use a wax or resin ribbon to transfer your content onto a label. These labels are much more resistant to the elements than a direct thermal label, allowing you to use them virtually anywhere. As an upside, most thermal transfer labels can be configured to run as a direct thermal printer, excellent for saving money on temporary labels. Zebra's TLP2844 and Datamax-O'Neil's E-Class Mark III are prime examples of great combination direct thermal and thermal transfer label printers.
Inkjet Label Printers
Inkjet label printers are fantastic for merchandise labeling, offering the crisp, vibrant, full-color printouts you get with a regular inkjet printer. The Epson SecurColor TM-C3400 is a great inkjet label printer, offering a great combination of Epson's consumer inkjet line with their industry leading TM printers.