Understanding the Convenience, Cost, and Quality Considerations for Laser, Inkjet, and Thermal Printers
This white paper provides a brief overview of the laser, inkjet, and thermal printing technologies from Honeywell. The Honeywell label printer guide explains the usage scenarios when each type of printer is most appropriate and highlights hidden cost and performance considerations for each print technology. The paper also provides data and guidance to help you determine which printer type is most cost-effective for your labeling operations, and explains the cost, convenience, and quality benefits that thermal printers provide.
There are several factors to consider when selecting the right label printing solution to meet specific needs:
- Printing frequency
- Print quality
- Barcoding requirements
- Ease of use
- The total cost of ownership (TCO)
Many offices, retail stores, hospitals, labs, factories, and other facilities have inefficient, overly expensive labeling processes because their needs changed over time but their printers did not.
Inkjet and laser document printers simply aren’t cost-effective for many labeling scenarios because of TCO and quality drawbacks that develop when they are regularly used to print adhesive labels. Purpose-built thermal label printers are more cost-effective, even at modest label printing volumes. They provide the added benefits of greater convenience, many more media options, more consistent print quality, and superior performance for barcode printing.