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5 best printers for logistics labels

5 best printers for logistics labels

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Which device to choose for printing logistics labels?

 

The GS1 logistics label is the standard for identifying a logistics unit. It is clear to all participants in the supply chain. By using a large enough A5 or A4 label format, the identification and reading process can be carried out without unnecessary delay. How do you choose the right logistics label printer for your needs? Below you will find an overview of the best 6-inch or 8-inch wide printers on the market.

1. Citizen CL-S6621

Citizen CL-S6621na rynku biurkowa drukarka etykiet logistycznych

Citizen CL-S6621 is the only desktop printer for logistics labels on the market. The durable and precise printing mechanism allows you to print labels up to 178mm wide. The compact design fits even where space is limited. The Hi-Open™ enclosure guarantees the user free access to the media, significantly speeding up media changes. The 203 dpi printhead provides clear printing of barcodes and basic descriptions.

Technical data:

Model

Citizen CL-S6621

Printing technology  Direct thermal / thermal transfer
Resolution 203 dpi
Max. print width 168 mm
Max. print speed 150 mm/s
Ribbon length 360 m
Outer diameter of label roll 125 mm
Max. material width 178 mm

 

 

2. Printronix T8000 ODV

 

Printronix T8000 ODV

 

The Printronix T8000 series is undoubtedly one of the most advanced label printers on the market. A wide range of configurations and the possibility of equipping the printer with a barcode verifier makes it a device that has no competitors in its class. The T82X8 or T83X8 model (203 or 300 dpi respectively) allows the use of media with a maximum width of 222.20 mm. The laser verifier eliminates the risk of using a label that is unreadable for scanners, thus guaranteeing its functionality throughout the logistics process. Robust metal housing and a durable printing mechanism ensure uninterrupted operation 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

 

Model Printronix T82X8 Printronix T83X8
Printing technology Direct thermal / thermal transfer Direct thermal / thermal transfer
Resolution 203 dpi 300 dpi
Max. print width 216 mm 216 mm
Max. print speed 254 mm/s 203,2 mm/s
Ribbon length 625 m 625 m
Outer diameter of label roll 209 mm 209 mm
Max. material width 222,2 mm 222,2 mm

 

3. TSC TTP-286MT

 

The TTP-286MT Series printer

 

The TTP-286MT Series printer has the best price-performance ratio on the market. This industrial printer enables the use of media with a maximum width of 241.3 mm (9.5”’). The central paper path and 4-point adjustable head pressure ensure excellent print quality. The color touch screen display and large function keys make the operator’s work easy and intuitive. Optionally available standard or reinforced cutter becomes useful for printing non-adhesive labels on pallets.

 

Model TSC TTP-286MT TSC TTP-384MT
Printing technology Direct thermal / thermal transfer Direct thermal / thermal transfer
Resolution 203 dpi 300 dpi
Max. print width 216 mm 219,5 mm
Max. print speed 152 mm/s 102 mm/s
Ribbon length 600 m 600 m
Outer diameter of label roll 208,3 mm 208,3 mm
Max. material width 241,3 mm 241,3 mm

 

 

4. Zebra ZT620 RFID

 

Zebra ZT620 RFID

The ZT600 Series is the successor to the legendary Xi4 Series printers. The ZT620 is a printer with a maximum label width of 178 mm. The RFID encoder is an option for the most demanding users of RFID logistics labels. A wide range of interfaces (USB 2.0, serial port, RS232, Gigabit Ethernet, Bluetooth 4.0, 802.11ac) is an easy way to integrate the device in any working environment.

Model Zebra ZT620 Zebra ZT620
Printing technology Direct thermal / thermal transfer Direct thermal / thermal transfer
Resolution 203 dpi 300 dpi
Max. print width 168 mm 168 mm
Max. print speed 305 mm/s 305 mm/s
Ribbon length 450 m 450 m
Outer diameter of label roll 203 mm 203 mm
Max. material width 178 mm 178 mm

 

5. Zebra ZE500

 

 

Zebra ZE500

The Zebra ZE500 is the most popular printing module on the market for automatic label application systems. The use of the most advanced printing mechanisms is a guarantee of uninterrupted operation 24 hours a day. The ZE500-6 offers a maximum media width of 180mm. Printing speed up to 305 mm per second (using a 203 dpi printhead).

 

Model Zebra ZE500-6 Zebra ZE500-6
Printing technology Direct thermal / thermal transfer  Direct thermal / thermal transfer
Resolution 203 dpi 300 dpi
Max. print width 168 mm 168 mm
Max. print speed 305 mm/s 254 mm/s
Ribbon length 600 m 600 m
Outer diameter of the label roll
Max. material width 180 mm 180 mm

 

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Marek Gaweł Product manager in the field of automatic identification devices in the Product Development Department. He has several years of experience in the industry. Marek is a graduate from the University of Economics in Katowice. He is passionate about football and he likes riding a bike. He is interested in the history of his hometown Bytom.
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