Some barcode tracking information that can only be printed in-house, we can help you get started. We have years of experience working with the software, thermal transfer printers, ribbon and label stock to help you get started quickly. When you buy from Advanced Barcode & Label you can be assured that you are working with an organization built on years of variable data and barcode label experience.
What is Needed for an In-House Label Printing Station?
Thermal Transfer or Direct Thermal Printer
These printers apply heat through a print head to create the desired print. Thermal Transfer printers apply heat to the back of a ribbon that has been coated with ink. The combination of heat and pressure releases the ink onto the label material.
Direct Thermal uses a similar method except there is no ribbon and the heat is applied directly to a specially coated material that turns black when exposed to heat. More Information
Label Design Software
Label design software should allow you to quickly create label templates and add variable data fields so that you can transfer information from a spreadsheet to your label blanks. If done right a good template should be able be used for many labels of the same size. More Information
Most people know that stock paper blanks for thermal transfer printers are available but we can create custom blanks from an wide array of hard to find label stocks. Additionally, label blanks can be preprinted with colorful graphics that still allow for additional variable information from a thermal transfer or direct thermal printer. More Information
Thermal Transfer Ribbon
Thermal transfer ribbons need to work with the label material selected. There are 3 main types of ribbon, Resin, Wax/Resin and Wax but beyond those types there are slight differences between the different manufacturers. It’s important to pair the ribbon to the label stock. We can help by testing the ribbon/label combination prior to making the label blanks, this way the customer knows for sure that the combination of materials will work when it reaches their floor. More Information