53. My product needs to be labeled with barcode labels and product information. What type of labeler is suitable?
As product information and packaging methods getting more diversified, many manufacturers began to put the product information on the label to be printed instantly during production for data management. For this kind of needs, we suggest the thermal transfer printer pairs up with labeling machine to get the instant product informatization. There are two types of barcode printers can be used with the labeling machine, one is thermal transfer printer and the other is print & apply label system.
Thermal transfer printer
The thermal transfer printer can quickly print the barcode and the product information. It can connect with labeling machine and apply the label immediately on the product after the label is printed. This type of label will have the same product information on, and which is suitable for same product production. Additionally, the consumable part is the carbon ribbon which is relatively cheaper than the other one.
Print& apply label system
For the print& apply label system, the most special part is that it can print different product information on each label individually, so this barcode printer is suitable for different products. You can change the printed information according to the actual product. Since this type of barcode printer needs to receive the information provided by the front-end before it starts to print the label of the product information, it takes more time to print the label and can only print a single label at a time. The print& apply label system can be used with top tamp labeler, for the top tamp labeling machine can instantly stick the label with printed information on. However, the ink and label used on the print& apply label system are with special specifications so only can be changed with the ones from the same original equipment manufacturer for consumable parts replacement.
These both types of barcode printers can be connected to the labeling machines. After the label completes being printed, the labeling machine will then receive the signal to stick the label on the product and which saves more manual working time as well.