If you need to print barcode labels for shipping, tracking, and identification, a thermal printer might be what you need.
Thermal printing is a widespread method of printing because is easy, fast, and efficient. When compared to other printer technologies, it is the cheapest option. Thermal printers produce high-quality images and text with clean definitions, and are popularly used for printing shipping labels and barcodes. They are able to produce large volumes of labels in a short amount of time.
There are two different varieties of thermal printers: direct thermal and thermal transfer. Each printing technology has different requirements and strengths, so it is important to know the variations between the two.
Check out our information on direct thermal and thermal transfer printers below.