Thermal label printers have long been used by the food industry to label fresh foods, meats, prepared foods, baked goods, condiments, and more. Not only are thermal printers easy to use, manufacturers like SATO have introduced models that make compliance with GS1 food safety standards and food labeling easier than ever.
For example, SATO’s FX3-LX thermal mobile label printer with NFC features an “application enabled” programming platform that allows you to customize the interface and 7-inch full color touchscreen prompts for your specific use case such as food labeling. Imagine your food service workers being able to quickly print a compliant labels simply by touching a corresponding image on the printer. You can even include custom videos that can be viewed directly on the label printer.
The SATO FX3-LX is a mobile thermal label printer that connects to scales, keyboards, and other input devices. USB and NFC are standard features. An Ethernet model is available as is an optional Wi-Fi / Bluetooth kit. The SATO FX3-LX includes a built-in handle and can be mounted if desired. An optional battery pack is available for even more portability. It is also water and impact resistant with an antimicrobial case, making it an excellent choice for commercial kitchens, food prep areas, butcher counters, restaurants, bars, and more.
Since the printer is portable, it can be placed within the work area - literally within arm’s reach. With just a tap, you can print GS1-compliant food labels and barcodes for each food item as it is prepared.
The SATO FX3-LX is a direct thermal label printer, which means it does not require a ribbon. It prints 3-inch wide labels at 305 dpi and 6 inches per second (4 inches per second on battery power).
Advantages of using the SATO FX3-LX mobile thermal printer for printing food labels include:
-Connectivity with Wi-Fi and external input devices
-Improves food labeling efficiency
The SATO FX3-LX thermal label and barcode printer is ideal for a variety of industries, not just the food industry, thanks to its customizable interface. DuraFast Label Company has a large inventory of thermal label printers including the SATO FX3-LX mobile thermal label printer, label media, thermal ribbons, and accessories.