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Polyimide (Kapton®) high temperature labels

Richard Booth - Monday, November 13, 2017

Polyimide labels are rated to withstand high process temperatures.
Although Polyimide labels are high temperature labels they are rated for 270°c for 5 minutes.
It would be more accurate to describe the polyimide labels as high temperature process labels as they are not designed to withstand high temperatures long term.

The main application for polyimide labels is for PCB barcode indentification, to be attached to the PCB before reflow.
High temperature labels are sometimes referred to as Kapton® labels.
Kapton® is a polyimide film developed by DuPont in the late 1960s, various high temperature products are made from Kapton®, Kapton® tape, Kapton® masking dots and Kapton® is sometimes used to insulate during processing or part of the design of a product.

Marking the PCB at the start of the process ensures traceability is possible for the whole manufacturing process, invaluable when using a reflow oven monitoring system such as the KIC RPI, as the PCB enters the reflow oven a barcode scanner reads the PCB barcode label, the KIC software registers the reflow oven temperature that the PCB experiences.

The PCB barcode label can be scanned at each stage of the manufacturing process if required, this can be linked to batches of components, solder paste and even operators.

This information can then be looked up at a later date for traceability purposes.

Can your labels stand the heat?

Richard Booth - Thursday, February 09, 2017




Do your labels cope with your production process?
Do you need a reliable and durable solution for your High Temperature Labels?

Link Hamson has earned a reputation for our expertise in supplying labels that can withstand the harshest of environments.

With our Expertise and our Labels & Printer Ribbons, most problems can be solved:

  • Labels deformed by heat
  • Print missing or blurred process
  • Unreadable barcodes
  • Labels become unstuck during/after process
  • Labels are effected by PCB Cleaning processes

So why use Link Hamson to supply your labels?

We have the ability to supply high temperature labels, name plates, packaging labels, overlays, removable labels in virtually any printable size required.

We can supply labels for almost any application including stock, pre-printed, blank and custom labels.

If you are a current customer or are considering becoming one soon, you can be assured that Link Hamson is the place for all your label needs. The most advanced equipment on the market is used to produce the labels using only the best materials for manufacturing.

Link Hamson have been supplying labels to the UK since 1991 and our customers can expect our work to be accurate and the service we provide to be of the highest quality.

We believe that a label is not "just a label" but part of an identification system which sets us apart from our competitors and offers our customers the assurance they are getting only the best service in finding the label that meets their needs.

You are buying more than labels from Link Hamson, we pride ourselves in providing a service, ensuring that your production continues as smoothly as possible, we want you to benefit from our years of experience supplying the UK electronics manufacturing industry.

We can support your production in many other ways, visit our website to learn more www.linkhamson.com

Photo, "is your production process too fierce", is a derivative of: USAG-Humphreys via VisualHunt / CC BY by S.Hailstone

Setting Up a Thermal Label Document with BarTender Software (Tutorial)

Richard Booth - Monday, October 31, 2016



Setting up a new thermal label document with Bartender label design software is easy.
This tutorial by Seagull Scientific shows you how to create your new thermal label document.

Seagull Scientific's Bartender thermal label design software has many features to create print and manage thermal transfer label printing.
The bartender thermal label design software enables you to create barcode labels with a large selection of barcode symbologies to select from.

Contact us if you need help selecting the best version of Bartender's thermal label design software to suit your needs.

Bartender Label Printing Software Comparison Chart

Richard Booth - Tuesday, August 26, 2014


EA   = Enterprise Automation
A   = Automation
PRO   = Professional
BSC   = Basic

  = 
Feature is fully supported
  = 
Partially supported
  = 
Supports shareable centralized databases
  = 
Supports local databases only
  = 
Supports all printers and print jobs on the network
  = 
Works for local and network printers (and print jobs) that have drivers installed on the local PC


EDITIONS:
  EA  
   A   
 PRO 
 BSC   


GENERAL

 

Licensed based on the number of printers used
   

Licensed based on the number of PCs used
   

Free phone and e-mail technical support for properly-registered users

HTML-based context-sensitive help

User interface translated into 20+ languages


COMPANION APPLICATIONS

 

Commander. (Controls BarTender in response to triggers from other programs)             
   

Security Center. (Provides security features for other applications in the suite,
such as user permissions and document encryption)

   

Printer Maestro. (Administers to printers and print queues on the network)
   

Librarian. (Controls access, manages workflow, and tracks revisions to
BarTender documents and other files within a secure database)

     

History Explorer. (Views the logs stored in the BarTender System Database)
   

Reprint Console. (Reprints previously printed jobs)
   

Print Station. (Provides a simple "single-click" interface for
selecting and printing BarTender documents)


Batch Maker. (Defines and prints "batches" of multiple BarTender documents)
 


TEMPLATE DESIGN

 

True WYSIWYG template design

New Document Wizard ensures proper printer selection and allows
maximum printing speed


Two-sided (“duplex”) design and printing

Point and click creation of all objects, including text, barcodes, lines,
boxes, shapes, and graphic images


To simplify conversion from legacy systems, import and lighten photographs
of old labels, cards, or tags for use as a design aid

 

Unlimited undo / redo command

Resize and reposition objects using a choice of methods: Mouse,
arrow keys, typed in values


Functions for automatic alignment of multiple objects

Programmatically modify template objects during print jobs
   

One-tenth degree rotation of lines, shapes, text, and graphics

"Move to Front" and "Send to Back"

Group and Ungroup multiple objects

Live database view in objects in template design area
 

Export barcodes to other programs
 

Full color, pattern, and gradient support for all template objects

Optional automatic borders for text, barcodes and graphics

Combine multiple template objects into reusable components

Library of "ready-to-print" label, card, and tag templates

Thumbnail previews of saved BarTender documents,
viewable both in BarTender and Windows explorer


Metric and US measurements


LABEL STOCK AND OTHER MEDIA

 

Design templates up to 128 inches (3.25 m) long and/or wide
(subject to limits of printer and driver)


Any number of labels, cards, or tags, arranged in any number of rows
and/or columns per sheet


Page Setup Wizard assists with properly specifying media dimensions

Database of thousands of name brand label, card, and tag sizes

Rectangular, circular and elliptical media supported


TEXT

 

Versatile font support: OpenType, TrueType, Adobe, PostScript,
downloadable, and built-in printer fonts


On-screen text editing and sizing

Powerful Rich Text formatting using on-screen WYSIWYG editor
 

Stretch text horizontally or vertically

Automatic on-the-fly resizing of text to fit within predefined height and width
 

Paragraph Formatting: Multiple alignment methods, line spacing control,
indenting, and inter-paragraph spacing


Kerning and inter-character spacing control

Outline fonts

Arc and circular text
 

User-definable tab stops

White-on-black text printing (specified with a single mouse click)

Support for RTF, HTML, and XAML
 


BARCODES

 

Numerous 1 and 2 dimensional symbologies

Extensive library of industry-standard barcode formats

Option to display start / stop characters

Variable and unlimited width and height

Minimum width limited only by printer resolution

GS1 (formerly UCC/EAN) Application Identifier Data Source Wizard

Automatic check digit capability

Sequentially numbered barcodes

Place "human readable" text anywhere in relation to barcodes

Customizable "human readable" character template

Independently suppress or display characters from different sub-fields


GRAPHICS, IMAGES AND SYMBOLS

 

Draw lines, circles, ellipses, rectangles, rounded rectangles, triangles,
polygons, arrows, arcs, stars, and many other shapes


Multiple dashed line styles and compound line styles

Fill options for lines and shapes include solid color, multi-point
gradient, pattern, and bitmap


Import more than 70 graphic formats, including
BMP, DCX, DIB, DXF, EPS, GIF, IMG, JPG, PCX, PNG, TGA, TIF, WMF,
WPG, PDF, and more


Integrated, online clip-art search and import

TWAIN and WIA support for image scanners and cameras

Basic image processing: Adjust brightness, contrast, saturation,
hue, sharpness, smoothing, cropping and more

 

Industry-specific graphic symbol font libraries

Linked graphics allow external graphics to change dynamically
 

Specify background images and colors for templates


PRINTING

 

More than 3,000 industrial printers supported

True Windows drivers, can be used by other programs

Seagull drivers with status monitor display printer status in the
standard Windows spooler


Two-sided (“duplex”) design and printing

Multiple templates per document

Integrated job separator templates
 

Batch Maker defines and prints "batches" of multiple
BarTender documents

 

Print Station supports "single-click" document selection and printing

Conditional printing of templates
   

Export printer code templates to XML enabled printers
   

Advanced on-screen print preview

Advanced cutter control
 

Set starting position on pages of partially used labels, cards or tags

Supports printer-based barcodes, serial numbers,
time, date, and copies


Speed optimization reuses repeating data instead of resending it

Local and network printer support

Print quantity can be set from keyboard or data source
 


CARD PRINTING & ENCODING

 

Print-time image capture, supporting WIA and VFW webcams

Automatic face detection and cropping
     

Magnetic stripe encoding

Encoding of smart cards (both contact and non-contact)
     


SERIALIZATION

 

Basic serialization: Numeric (base 10), alphabetic (base 26), and
concatenated numeric and alphabetic sequences with
increment / decrement by any interval


Advanced serialization: Alphanumeric (base 36),
hexadecimal (base 16), and custom base serialization


Separate rollover / rollunder and value reset options

Preserve or expand field length when rolling over


DATA SOURCING

 

Design print-time data entry forms for keyboard and barcode scanner data

Data from weighing scales supported by data entry forms
   

Microsoft OLE DB and ODBC support, including drivers for:  Access,
AS/400, Btrieve, dBase, Excel, Informix, Interbase, MySQL,
Oracle database, Pervasive.SQL, PostgreSQL, Progress,
SQL Server, Sybase, and more

 

Read Excel files
 

Read ASCII & Unicode text files
(quote & comma, fixed width, and user-defined delimitation)

 

SAP-certified interface to AII (Auto ID Infrastructure) XML documents
     

Read data from SAP IDocs
   

Oracle-certified interface to XML print requests
     

Drag and drop data linking
 

Versatile multiple-table data access
 

Import variable graphics from databases
 

Data query wizard and custom SQL assistant
 

Individual record-picking at print time
 


DATA PROCESSING

 

Full-system Unicode support (field names, files,
servers, printers, etc.)


Visual Basic scripting for custom data processing
 

Visual Basic scripting for document open, close, save, and print-time events
   

Print-time search and replace function
 

User-definable min and max field lengths

Use and/or exclude select portions of database fields
 

Customizable data-entry filters and error checking
 

Custom configure the handling of individual messages and alerts
   

Multiple data sources concatenated per template object

Source data with keyboard, time and date (from PC or printer)

Easy entry of special and "unprintable" control characters

Shareable data fields

Data type support, including: text, date, time, number, currency,
percentage, and fraction



STANDARD INTEGRATION

 

Can be run as "background" application
   

Control from other programs using ActiveX
   

Control from other programs using command lines
   

Commander Integration Utility: senses incoming data,
then starts print jobs and logs results

   

Specify both the BarTender document and the data to print
from within other programs

   

Automated printer selection
   

Log to file: Errors and events
 

Log to database: Errors and events,
plus BarTender print job details

   

Custom error, event and status e-mails
   

Export printer code templates for SAPscript-ITF, keypads,
printers that accept XML, and more

   

SYSTEM ADMINISTRATION AND SECURITY
 

Security Center manages user permissions and encrypts documents
   

Security Center supports electronic signatures and logs permission requests
     

Lock down documents with passwords
 

Lock down BarTender into a password-protected "print-only" mode
 

History Explorer audits past print jobs and other events
   

Log images of all printed output
     

Log revision number and change descriptions into the document file
 

Librarian manages document publishing, revision tracking, and rollback
within a secure database

     


ADVANCED INTEGRATION

 

SAP Certified for AII
     

Read data from SAP IDocs
   

Oracle certified for WMS and MSCA
     

Oracle XML integration using a TCP/IP socket
     

Supports IBM WebSphere Sensor Events
     

Commander processes file, e-mail and serial port triggers
   

Enhanced version of Commander supports TCP/IP triggers
and data transmission

     

Commander optimized to receive, launch, and monitor new print jobs
without waiting for existing jobs to finish

     

Commander can return XML status response as a file or
through a TCP/IP port

     

Detailed print job status available to other programs using ActiveX
     

.NET SDK to control one BarTender at a time.
(C# & VB.NET examples included)

   

.NET SDK to control multiple instances of BarTender at once
     

.NET SDK for BarTender System Database allows automated
review and reprinting of past print jobs

   

.NET SDK for Librarian allows automated file add, remove,
rename, check in and out, etc.

     

ASP.NET sample application for customizable web
browser printing

     

Automated conversion of different XML formats using
XSL style sheets

     

BarTender XML Command Scripts speed up
automation and simplify remote control

     


RFID SUPPORT

 

Full-featured native RFID objects
 

Encode EPC Gen2, EPC Class 1, ISO 18000-6b, ISO 15693, Tag-It,
I-CODE, TagSys, My-d, and Picotag tag types

 

Supports DoD, Wal-Mart, and other EPC data formats,
including SGTIN, SSCC, GIAI, GID, GRAI, SGLN

 

Support for many single and double-byte codepages,
including Asian languages, UTF-8 and UTF-16

 

Able to duplicate either the text or hexadecimal representation
of the RFID data in text and barcode form

 

Supports optional write protection
 

Segment and Start Block support, including writing to
multiple blocks

 

Able to configure printer's RFID options
(e.g., Transponder Offset and Maximum Retries)

 

Display antenna, chip, and substrate on label.
Select predefined or specify custom antenna bitmaps

 


ENTERPRISE PRINT MANAGEMENT

 

Optimized for high-volume label requests from numerous
network users to one or more servers

     

Browser-based network and internet printing
     

Windows Cluster Server supported
     

Reprint Console lets you search for and reprint previous jobs
   

Configure security, spooler and other selected driver settings
for multiple printers at once.

   

Printer Maestro displays status of all Windows
print jobs in one window

   

Printer Maestro tracks printer media usage and
inventory of printer parts. Generates custom alerts.

     

Log printer events for Windows print jobs other
than just those from BarTender

     

Specify custom alerts for printer events and low inventory levels
     

Thermal Transfer Ribbons – Application Guide

Richard Booth - Thursday, August 21, 2014

For any durable label application, both print quality and resistance of the printed image when exposed to chemicals and abrasion is essential.  In most cases the base label material is identified first as it needs to fulfil its key objective, e.g. a Polyimide material for PCB serial number labels, required to withstand the SMT reflow or direct wave processes.

The ribbon choice however is more complex and the range of thermal transfer ribbons is vast therefore in order to achieve the best printed label result it’s important to select an optimum thermal transfer ribbon suitable for the label material, the application and for the thermal transfer label printer itself. Given that a typical manufactured product could be using any or all the label types listed below we also need to consider ribbons that can provide flexibility by offering high quality printing across a wide range of materials and applications.

For this reason Link Hamson has selected some key performance ribbons ideal for the electronics manufacturing industry:-

For versatility our RHT40 is a clear winner and our most popular resin ribbon. It’s suitable for use with all our polyimide, polyester and vinyl label materials and offers good performance on our standard paper label materials. Available to suit all the major thermal transfer printers such as SATO, Zebra, Datamax and TEC it’s simply the most cost effective single ribbon solution for thermal transfer printing.

For maximum solvent resistance our 140 or 104 ribbons can be used with polyimide and polyester label materials for use through the PCB cleaning process even with high density barcodes, we recommend testing to find the best solution for you own application.

For high quality printing on polyester, rating and product labels use our high performance RR113.

For maximum durability our 181 ribbon combined with our high durability white or metallised polyester label materials offers an ultra-high durable label solution for very harsh environments.

 

Applications

Materials

Durability and Cost

Low

Med

High

V. High

Premium Wax

RR113

RHT40

104

140

181

PCB Serial, Barcode Label

Polyimide, Polyester

Component Label

Polyimide, Polyester

Rating Label

Polyester

Product Labelling

Polyester

Harsh Environment Label

High Durability Polyester

CSA Approval, UL/MIL also

Polyester

Tamper Evident Label

Vinyl

Cable Marking Label

Vinyl

Packing and Carton Label

Paper

Packing and Carton Label

Polypropylene

 
All our ribbons offer excellent print contrast against our thermal transfer label materials which makes them perfect for both standard barcode applications (e.g. Code39 or Code128) and also 2D barcodes (e.g. Data Matrix or Micro PDF417).

Thermal Transfer Printer Ribbon Guide

Richard Booth - Friday, July 19, 2013

 

 Thermal Transfer Ribbons – Application Guide

For any durable label application, both print quality and resistance of the printed image when exposed to chemicals and abrasion is essential.  In most cases the base label material is identified first as it needs to fulfil its key objective, e.g. a Polyimide material for PCB serial number labels, required to withstand the SMT reflow or direct wave processes.

The ribbon choice however is more complex and the range of thermal transfer ribbons is vast therefore in order to achieve the best printed label result it’s important to select an optimum thermal transfer ribbon suitable for the label material, the application and for the thermal transfer label printer itself. Given that a typical manufactured product could be using any or all the label types listed below we also need to consider ribbons that can provide flexibility by offering high quality printing across a wide range of materials and applications.

For this reason Link Hamson has selected some key performance ribbons ideal for the electronics manufacturing industry:-

For versatility our RHT40 is a clear winner and our most popular resin ribbon. It’s suitable for use with all our polyimide labels, polyester labels and vinyl label materials and offers good performance on our standard paper label materials. Available to suit all the major thermal transfer printers such as SATO, Zebra, Datamax and TEC it’s simply the most cost effective single ribbon solution for thermal transfer printing.

For maximum solvent resistance our 140 ribbon can be used with polyimide and polyester label materials for use through the PCB cleaning process even with high density barcodes.

For maximum durability our 181 ribbon combined with our high durability white or metallised polyester label materials offers an ultra-high durable label solution for very harsh environments.

 

 

Applications Materials Durability and Cost
Low Med High V. High
Premium Wax RHT40 140 181
PCB Serial, Barcode Label Polyimide, Polyester
Component Label Polyimide, Polyester
Rating Label Polyester
Harsh Environment Label High Durability Polyester
CSA Approval, UL/MIL also Polyester
Tamper Evident Label Vinyl
Cable Marking Label Vinyl
Packing and Carton Label Paper
Packing and Carton Label Polypropylene
 

All our ribbons offer excellent print contrast against our thermal transfer label materials which makes them perfect for both standard barcode applications (e.g. Code39 or Code128) and also 2D barcodes (e.g. Data Matrix or Micro PDF417).

 

Component Identification Labels

Richard Booth - Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Component Identification Labels


Programmable memory devices such as NAND Flash are common place and used in all areas of electronics manufacturing however as the trend towards smaller packaging continues how can the information about the software version, date or batch be clearly marked for future reference i.e. once it’s in production or beyond in to the field.

Laser marking is common place for large programming centres where the sheer volume of programmed parts requires a certain level of automation and the high costs can be justified. Laser marking of small components is very simple but not so easy to read for the end-user as there’s often information already marked/printed on the device. The black/grey component body and the light grey laser marking provides a low contrast marking which is also hard to read manually and also for image readers.

 

Labelling is still the most common method for component identification and provides an excellent contrast of white background to black text that makes reading even miniature labels easy.
The labels need to survive all the manufacturing processes therefore  these will be a polyimide label, a high temperature label material designed for PCB and component marking applications.


 
2D Data Matrix or Micro QR codes can be printed on to device labels down to 4x4mm therefore reading of this data by automated barcode systems later is easily achievable. As with manual reading the contrast ratio between the white background and the black print provides a much better readability for the scanners and therefore a better solution for automated systems where an extremely high read yield is expected.

Printable Rating Labels

Richard Booth - Friday, May 03, 2013

Printable Rating Labels


Rating plates have been used for a long time to permanently mark electronic and industrial equipment. Originally made from sheet aluminum and riveted to the hardware, hence the name ‘plate’ these identifiers contained key equipment data for the end-user:

Voltage and power ratings
Model number
Serial number
Manufacturing date
Company details and even a logo
Approvals
Place of manufacture

Some of this information is crucial for the end-user during installation or in the case of service, to correctly identify the product.

Plates however were expensive to produce and slow to mark, often done with stamps or etching machines manually, and do not lend themselves well to modern high volume manufacturing.

For some time now metallised or silver polyester labels have been used to provide the same information in a format that’s much easier to apply to the product…even though they’re still often referred to as rating plates.

Example of a rating plate label on a Monitor

 

This example is a metallised polyester label showing product code, all power requirements, serial number, model number, build date and FCC ID number.

You can also see the relevant approval and compliance logos (CE, WEEE and other country specific approvals) as well as the company information and location of manufacture.

UL, CSA & MIL approved materials are available.

Print Head Cleaning

Richard Booth - Thursday, November 01, 2012

During the busy day the priority is to get the barcode labels printed and stuck on the products or boxes, stopping to clean the printhead each time the roll of labels is changed, as recommended by most Thermal Transfer Printer manufactures, is just not realist is it?

In the perfect world you would do just that, it is realistic to say that sometimes we just haven't got the time, the customer is demanding the urgent order or the boss needs productivity to be up.

But then do you maintain your printhead at all?
What are the benefits? How can the printhead get that dirty anyway?

The Thermal Transfer Printer applies the print by heating up area's of the printhead which then melts the printer ribbon onto the label material.
Over time this process can leave residue from the process on the printhead, which can then build up on the printhead, effecting the quality of the print.

If remove periodically the printhead is maintained in good condition and this residue is easy to remove, if left and the print quality deteriorates, it maybe impossible to remove the residue, resulting in the need to replace the printhead prematurely, an expensive repair which could have been avoided with a good maintenance program.

So although cleaning the print head every time you change a roll of labels may not be achievable, creating a maintenance schedule which can be achieved,  say at the end of every day/shift or depending on the quantity of labels printed, every friday afternoon, will extend the life of your Thermal Transfer Printhead.

Print head Cleaning


Daily (if used constantly)
Wipe with a Printhead cleaning cloth

Periodically use a print head cleaning sheet the maintain the print head printing quality.
First, clean the print head  with a cleaning cloth to remove any surface debris.
The print head cleaning sheet will last for the normal life of a print head.


1. Turn the printer power off with the main switch.

2. Place the print head lock lever in the open position.

3. Remove label stock and ribbon from the area of the print head.

4. Place the Cleaning sheet ‘dull’ side up (towards the print head) between the print head and
        the platen roller, with approx 1 inch extending beyond the print head.

5. Place the print head lock lever in the closed position.

6. Firmly grasp the portion of the sheet extending beyond the print head with both hands and
        gently pull the sheet from the printer. Use a smooth, steady force. In severe cases, multiple
        passes of the cleaning sheet may be required.

7. Place the print head lock lever in the open position. Remove all remaining dust from the
        print head and platen roller.

8. Install a new thermal transfer ribbon and reload the label stock. The printer is now ready to use.



To remove a label jam


If a label becomes stuck to the Print head, remove as much of the label as possible first.

Only try to peel the label off, DO NOT try scratching the label off as this could damage the Print head.

Remove the remaining label by applying some label off to a cloth, then hold this over the remaining label.
Allow the label to soften the glue, a couple of minutes and/or applications may be required, the label and/or remaining glue should then be easily removed.


Once the label and label glue has largely been removed with the label off, clean the Print head with a Print head cleaning cloth, pass the Print head cleaning pen over the Print head a couple of times, then clean with the Print head wipe again.



Visual inspection and the resulting print will show if the procedure successfully removed the label.


Label Sensor Cleaning


A Printhead cleaning cloth can be used to clean the label sensor, first remove the adjustment handle by pulling it off the label sensor to the right and out of the printer. Refitting is simply a matter of sliding the adjuster back onto the sensor.



Now using a folded cleaning cloth, pass this in the label sensor slot, this is where the labels pass through during printing.
The upper and lower sensor needs to be cleaned.
If a label has become stuck on the sensor then remove the remaining label by applying some label off to the Print head cleaning  cloth, then hold this over the remaining label.
Allow the label to soften the glue, a couple of minutes and/or applications may be required, the label and/or remaining glue should then be easily removed.
Once the label and label glue has largely been removed with the label off, clean the label sensor with a new Print head cleaning wipe and dry carefully with a clean tissue.


Contact Us for details on our Printer Cleaning Products.


What is the best Label Printer?

Richard Booth - Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Sourcing a label printer probably seems like an easy task until you start searching, you then find there are so many type and prices!

 

For quality durable labels a Thermal Label Printer, is the most suitable.

Obviously labels can be printed off your bubble jet or laser printer, but for certain jobs, that style of printing is not suitable.
To print the odd address label or for files in the office, an A4 sheet of paper labels would be fine.

To print a despatch label for your product with barcode, a dedicated Thermal Transfer Label Printer would possibly be better.
This type of printer has a roll of labels a tear of strip and prints the label at high speed, whilst dispatching good, the product can be scanned and the appropriate label printed ready to be slapped on the box, goods out is always a rush at the end of the day!

A Thermal Transfer Label Printer can also handle the many other types of label materials such as Polyester Labels and High Temperature Polyimide Labels

So a standard office printer is fine for the odd paper label, but for more specialised label printing requiring accuracy and speed, a thermal transfer label printer is more suitable.

The type of label and the application mainly decides which is the best label printer to use.
For printing many different types of high quality labels at high speed an industrial label printer would be best.
To print an occasional individual product I.D label a desktop label printer would be best.

Our range of label printers are all from well known and proven manufacturers of label printers.
The best label printer from the range we supply is the most suitable to your application.

Click on the link below which more closely suits your application to see the best label printer for the job.
Or give us a call and we can help find the best label printer for you. 

PCB Barcode Labels
SATO CL4NX
Zebra ZT230
Zebra 110Xi4

Single packaging and product ID labels, low volume
Zebra GX420d
Zebra GX430t