How to Choose the Right Desktop Thermal Barcode Label Printer

How to Choose the Right Desktop Thermal Barcode Label Printer

Desktop thermal barcode label printers have a lot of requirements to meet. They must be compact to fit limited space, durable to operate near frequent movement, and capable of supporting high print volumes, especially for applications such as medical offices or entertainment venues.

Finding the right mix of features in a desktop printer to meet your business needs can be challenging. We offer one of the largest selections of desktop printers on the market to make the choice easier. See which standout features our printers have to offer so you can choose the best desktop printer for your business from our extensive selection.

TX Series: High Resolution, High-Volume Printing

If you’re searching for a printer that can meet your needs for high resolution label printing, consider the TX Series 4-inch performance desktop printers. They feature up to 600 dots per inch (dpi) print resolution and up to 8 inches per second (ips) print speeds, making them ideal for applications such as product marking, graphics printing, as well as shipping and transportation label printing.

TX Series printers are also more durable than other thermal desktop printers on the market due to their double-wall design, so users can be confident that the printer and optional LCD screen can stand up to their needs.

TC Series: A Value-Leader with Fast and Reliable Results

If speed is a big requirement for your desktop printer, the 4-inch TC Series printers might be a match. They feature print speeds of up to 6 ips, making them some of the best value printers on the market at their price point. These durable, reliable, and fast printers can bring the speeds needed for several applications such as retail, healthcare, warehouse and fulfillment, and vinyl and custom signage applications.

DA Series: A Wide Range of Applications

Flexible technology like the DA Series printers can be invaluable for growing businesses. These 4-inch printers offer a user-friendly design to support operations such as product marking, point of sale, retail, small office needs, and shipping label printing. Users in hospitality and other industries that need quick receipt and label printing can also benefit from them.

With up to 300 dpi resolution, 6 ips printing speeds, and multiple connectivity options, DA Series printers are ready to fit your unique business needs now and in the future. They also offer ample memory space to support a wide range of fonts, international characters, and graphics.

TE Series: The Most Affordable Desktop Printer

For budget-friendly needs, our TE Series desktop printers might be the best option. These 4-inch printers are the most affordable in our desktop printer lineup, and they are ready to support applications in healthcare, transportation and logistics, warehouse and fulfillment, product and item labels, and shipping and logistics.

With TE Series printers, you can produce custom labels of your manufactured designs. You can also achieve two-sided printing, two-color on-demand printing, small label printing, and kiosk applications.

TDP Series: Rugged and Dependable

The TDP Series printers come in 2-inch and 4-inch varieties, both featuring a compact design and a high-performance print engine. TDP Series printers achieve up to 300 dpi resolution and up to 7 ips print speeds. They’re ideal for frequent use, and they can support users in industries such as healthcare (patient identification tickets), retail, entertainment (wristband and ticket printing), and more.

TDP Series printers feature the same rugged clamshell design that you’ll find with other printers in our desktop line, helping them to hold up in a variety of spaces. The 2-inch printers feature no loose parts, so you never have to worry about misplacing parts and slowing down your operations.

The 2-inch printers also include an optional LCD screen to make it easier to track print job status. In addition to multiple connectivity options, both printer sizes support the use of keyboards for printing in standalone or downtime situations.

TTP Series: Premium Performance at an Affordable Price

Like the TDP Series printers, these printers also offer 2-inch and 4-inch options. They’re great space savers for limited environments and are ideal for medical, retail, offices, manufacturing, and product, item, and shipping labels.

TTP Series printers have similar maximum resolutions and print speeds to the TDP Series printers. The 2-inch printers also have no loose parts, and they can print 2D barcodes, fine text, and small graphics labeling. Similarly to the TDP Series, the 2-inch printers can include a small LCD screen. The 4-inch printers are one of the most durable in their class, and both printer sizes come with low ownership costs making them great options to get started with.

Choosing the Right Desktop Printer

Each of our desktop printers offers a unique mix of features that make them a great fit for a variety of industries and applications. Choosing the right one will depend on several factors, such as the amount of space you have, which size labels you need, and the resolution and print speeds you need for your print volume and label type.

For a side-by-side comparison to help you choose the right one, take a look at our desktop printers on our website.