How do you print a barcode on a label? There are special label printers designed to print barcodes on labels. Barcodes can be directly printed on products or printed on a label for subsequent attachment to these.
Barcode printers usually come in the form of desktop printers. They have interfaces through which specific information can be supplied, such as batch numbers for a production run or other details from a database.
Most commonly used are direct thermal and thermal transfer printers. Ink ribbons are inserted in the printer and are used to melt the printing image onto the label. Zebra is a major manufacturer of barcode printers.
Barcode printers often have features that standard computer printers do not support. For example, barcode printers have automatic numerators that will ensure that a predefined higher or lower number in the required sequence is printed on each label. There is also a date offset option that is of particular use to the packaging industry. This automatically moves the date forward from the current date by a specified number of days during printing so that the best before date can be automatically printed.
Barcode printers are generally thermal printers and use ink ribbons. High temperature is used to melt the ink from the ribbon that is then used to print a barcode on a label.
If your business happens to deal with a multitude of products, purchasing a printer ideal for barcode production can be beneficial to the efficiency and administration of your workplace. From handheld devices to larger machines, industrial barcode printers can be used amongst assembly lines with the ability to prepare a significant amount of codes for products to be dispatched. Weber-marking.com offers various systems either with Inkjet- or thermal printing technology resulting in unique and accurate barcodes.
Inkjet printers are particularly suitable for marking more difficult materials like wood or metal. As seen by the Linx series, a wide range of industrial barcode printers can fulfill all necessary demands. Printers are created so ink dries immediately which guarantees well-defined and clear codes every time. Standard functions for every machine of the Linx series include continuous numbering, batch coding and an integrated real-time-watch with the ability of up to five lines being coded simultaneously in one step.
All models in the Linx series have qualities unique to your requirements. For instance, the Linx CJ400 is an all-round industrial barcode printer capable of marking more difficult surfaces, whereas the Linx 7900 range allows the marking of smaller objects like cables or slim hoses. Even the marking of food is possible as food safe ink is given with the Linx Food Grade Coder. Special printers for milk products or bottles are also offered by Weber Marking.
For more professional systems, complex coding can be achieved with the larger Drop-On-Demand Inkjet printers. Compared to more common Inkjet-technologies, Drop-On-Demand uses the exact amount of ink as necessary. Windows-based as well as high-speed and standard-systems are available for customers which allow marking objects of various materials in high frequencies and high quality.