What are Epson tm-c7500 labels ? A label printer is basically a computerized printer that prints directly onto the card-board or self-adhesive label materials. Usually, a label printer consists of a printer head which is generally connected to a computer via a USB port and a USB cable. A standalone label printer usually is not hooked up to a host computer and instead works independently.
Some label printers are digital printers. This means that the information that you write or type is printed directly onto the label and is then either transferred to a memory card or uploaded into the printer head where it is fed through a thermal roll printer to print out the label. Most label makers are ribbon printer models, although some inkjet and thermal printing machines are also available. The ribbon printer model is the oldest and most traditional style printer which uses a ribbon (or coated magnetic) paper to print the image onto. The latest thermal printing machines utilise heat to transfer the image onto the label. It may seem that this technique is slightly less durable than the previous method but the results are far superior in terms of quality and far more durable than the previous technique.
There are many label printers available to industrial and commercial users and there are even more available for use in the domestic industrial market. You can purchase either desktop label printers or standalone industrial ones. If you have an industrial printer for your own use, you will probably only need to buy the accessories for the printer itself such as the cartridges and the printing heads unless you require other hardware like the platen mount rack.
Many industrial label printers utilise the in-line process where one cartridge is loaded into the slot and each new batch is loaded into the next slot or the previous one. This can be either on-demand or on a continuous basis depending on how the machine is programmed. On-demand means the printer will switch over to the batch mode automatically when there is any printing to do. In batch mode, the labels can be printed only when they have been loaded into the appropriate slot and once complete, they can be manually switched to the off-site or stored offline.
All modern day thermal transfer printers utilise either ink-jet or thermal Transfer printing technology. Inkjet printers use a ribbon or wafer based liquid ink which transfers the design directly to the label through the use of a heat-tunneled needle. As the name suggests, thermal transfer printers use heat to transfer the design from the ribbon or wafer to the label. This technology is far more durable than the earlier ink jet technologies and much faster, with printouts being able to be processed within a fraction of a second. This makes thermal print outs far more suitable for use in high volume production environments such as packaging or cosmetic firms where a quick process of creating a product or service is required.
Thermal Transfer printers are available in two different types, namely, solid state and strip based printers. As the name suggests, solid state label printers use electronic circuitry to generate the design which is transferred onto the label, whereas strip based printers use an integrated circuit to create the label. Both require minimal maintenance and can operate in a range of operating temperatures. There are some additional advantages which may appeal to the business environment which include, ease of use and a simple process of using the printer to simply press in the required data. When choosing a thermal printer for printing labels, it is important to choose one that can handle both print runs and also has a fast and accurate transfer rate.