If you’re shopping for a label printer for your business, you will be faced with a number of considerations. Not the least of which is the choice between thermal and inkjet label printers.

Thermal printers are printers that uses thermal heat to transfer ink pigments onto the label surface. They do, however, have their limitations. They are usually only able to print one color – black. When they are able to print colors, they are not very vibrant. Thermal ink tends to take longer to dry. Lastly, thermal printers can be expensive to repair.

Inkjet label printers, on the other hand, combine the speed and efficiency of a thermal printer with the vibrancy and full-color printing capabilities of a desktop inkjet printer. They provide numerous benefits that make them a smart choice for most businesses.

If you want to create product labels that are eye catching, or inventory labels that contain color-coded information, then inkjet label printers are the way to go. Inkjet label printers will not limit your design capabilities. Anything that you can print in a document, or even put on your website, can also be put on a label.

Inkjet label printers almost always work with roll labels. One of the benefits of roll labels over sheet labels is the ability to print on demand. No matter if you’re printing one label or five thousand, you aren’t printing any more than you need to. At the end of the day, you won’t waste any labels by leaving them blank. By printing in larger quantities on rolls, you naturally lower your price-per-label.

Thermal label printers can be considerably more expensive that inkjet label printers. Also, the specialty materials used in the thermal printing process are considerably more expensive than in inkjet printers. Inkjet printers require less startup time and use less energy.

Label materials available in roll format come in a variety of materials and finishes. Whether you’re looking for a strong adhesive, weatherproof cover stock, or glossy finish, there are multiple options to make sure your labels perform as expected.

Regardless of your printing project, inkjet roll printers can get the job done. Their wide range of uses has made them extremely popular with businesses large and small.

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