In general, barcodes can be produced using various printing processes, such as inkjet, laser or thermal printing. The devices vary here in terms of handling or the range of materials. Thermal printers are used most and although the presentation of colours is less clear at the edges, the printing and material costs are low.
As a classic label printer, the thermal direct and thermal transfer printers are excellent for creating barcode labels. These ensure sharp edges, which allows barcodes to be read by a scanner with ease and without issue. The barcode is quick and easy to create. The thermal transfer label printer works with label creation software when producing and this software is equipped with barcode generators. The generators bring the bars and gaps into proportion with the resolution of the barcode to be printed, thereby making the creation of barcodes straight forward. With a wide range of labels and ink ribbon materials, it is possible to create labels in different shapes and sizes with the barcode printer. These robust barcode printers are frequently used in industry due to their smudge and scratch-proof labels.