Barcode printer is the printer, which is used to print the barcode. Barcode is a machine readable information, that is used on products or items in order to know information about them, like price and type of product and features of product. Barcode scanner is a scanner, that is used to scan the barcodes. Barcode printers print the barcode labels which are later affixed on physical things such as retail or shopping products.
Lightweight and portable printers are more convenient for any business to print the barcode labels. If you take the thermal printers, which is one of the technologies used, then you need to use the thermal paper for printing the barcodes. You can find this type of technology in Zebra printers. Where, heat is generated by the printhead, which causes a reaction in the thermal paper, then the thermal printing process starts. Paper turns black in special areas to create barcode in this process.
Another commonly used barcode printer is the thermal transfer printer. This also uses heat, but differently. The heat melts a special substance onto a ribbon, which moves smoothly over the label instead of causing reaction on the paper. In thermal thermal transfer printers, the ink is transferred by the heat onto the paper.
According to the requirements, the barcode printers are designed.Different businesses require different barcode printers. Price of the printer depend on the model, performance and warranty and more.
When you want to purchase the barcode printer you need to search for right printer which suits your requirement.