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Thermal Transfer Label Printers

Thermal Transfer Barcode Label Printers

DuraFast Label Company sells thermal transfer barcode label printers from leading brands like Zebra, SATO, Datamax, Intermec, Printronix, TSC, GoDEX, Toshiba, and Honeywell. Whether you’re looking for a convenient desktop thermal transfer barcode label printer for your small office or an industrial thermal transfer barcode printer for high volume barcode printing applications, we have reliable, high quality thermal transfer barcode label printers in stock and ready to ship.

Desktop Thermal Transfer Barcode Label Printers

Desktop thermal transfer barcode label printers are compact units intended for desktop label printing applications. They typically have plastic clamshell cases, 2-inch to 4-inch print widths, and print resolutions ranging from 203 to 600 dpi. Desktop thermal transfer barcode label printers are also extremely affordable to own and operate with prices starting well under $1,000.

As the name implies, desktop thermal transfer barcode label printers are typically used on the desktop alongside a computer. USB connections are common, though Bluetooth, serial, and Ethernet ports are often included or available as an option. Desktop thermal transfer barcode label printers are also commonly placed in mail rooms and shipping areas, stockrooms and warehouses, lobbies and reception areas, phlebotomy workstations, admissions desks, and other areas where barcodes and labels need to be printed on demand.

Whether placed on a desktop or a counter, the compact footprint of desktop thermal transfer barcode printers means they don’t take up a lot of space. Label and thermal transfer ribbon loading tends to be very easy with these units thanks to clamshell designs.

Industrial Thermal Transfer Barcode Label Printers

Industrial thermal transfer barcode label printers are more ruggedly constructed than their desktop counterparts and designed for higher volume barcode labeling applications. They tend to feature metal cases. Print widths and resolutions are comparable to those of desktop models, though some wider widths and higher resolutions are available on some industrial thermal transfer barcode label printers. Where desktop units may have a simple LED light and button interface, industrial units, which are larger, often have LCD displays or even touchscreen panels.

Because industrial thermal transfer barcode label printers are intended for higher volumes, they also have larger label roll and thermal ribbon capacities and faster print speeds. This means that they can print more labels and barcodes before needing to change label rolls or ribbons than their smaller counterparts.

Options for industrial thermal transfer barcode label printers include everything from advanced peel and present and auto cutters to RFID encoding.

Features vary from one brand to the next, and even from models within the same brand. Find exactly what you need by browsing our selection of desktop and industrial thermal label barcode printers from Zebra, SATO, GoDEX, Datamax, Intermec, Printronix, TSC, Toshiba, and Honeywell.

Thermal Transfer vs Direct Thermal Barcode Printing

Thermal transfer barcode label printers require the use of a ribbon to produce printed barcodes whereas direct thermal models do not. Thermal transfer ribbons are available with various properties and colors, allowing you to produce crisp labels and barcodes with or without color and with varying degrees of durability.

DuraFast Label Company carries a large selection of black and color wax, wax-resin, and resin thermal transfer ribbons compatible with Zebra, SATO, Datamax, Intermec, Printronix, TSC, GoDEX, Toshiba, Honeywell, and other popular brands of thermal transfer barcode printers. Check out our selection of thermal transfer ribbons here.

Thermal Transfer Labels

We also have a large selection of compatible thermal transfer labels for SATO, Zebra, TSC, GoDEX, Datamax, Intermec, Honeywell, Toshiba, and other brands.