Every business should have a printer, as it’s definitely a huge convenience when there are a bunch of documents to fill out. After all, why waste time by running off to the nearest UPS store? With that said, do most businesses even know how to use a printer beyond the basics? After all, there’s more to having said device than knowing how to print off your documents. Here are some tips to improve your use.
First of all, when buying ink for your printer, know whether you want it colored or in black in white. Ink is expensive enough, and the colored version even more so. However, adding color to your documents really helps it to stand out, especially if you plan on faxing those documents to a professional company afterwards. Speaking of ink, always make sure to buy it for your printer ahead of time. When you notice it’s starting to get low, don’t wait until your cartridge is completely empty before purchasing a new one. As a final tip, always make sure to choose the right printer for your office. Many people are under the assumption that all they need to do is purchase any printer as long as it prints paper. However, between the cost, quality, and ink, always make sure to choose yours wisely.
Now many document printers can print labels as well. Label come in both sheeted formats for the standard document printer and in roll format for dedicated label printers. Avery type labels are the standard document printer labels and can usually be bought in packs of 100, 250 or cases of 1000 sheets. Depending on the size of the label, you can get many labels on a sheet. The drawback to this type of label is that if you need a quantity that is different than the quantity on the sheet, you run into waste. It is also very expensive to print labels with a laser or inkjet printer due to the high costs of toner and ink.
Thermal Transfer Printers
The alternative is using a printer made for labels, like the thermal transfer printers on the market today. These printers use an inexpensive ribbon to make the image onto the roll label materials. These printers can print at high speeds and you only use the label material that you need to print the labels, unlike laser and inkjet sheets where you have to print the quantity equal to the number of labels per sheet to avoid waste.
Thermal transfer printers are very basic and are extremely reliable. Unlike laser printers, there are no fusers, toners, drums, or belts that need to be replaced on an ongoing basis. The only other consumable on the thermal transfer printer is the printhead itself. But if properly maintained, they will last for years.
To optimize production when using a thermal transfer printer, a label rewinder is recommended. As the labels feed out of the printer, the rewinder will roll the labels back up on a roll for easy transfer and application.
Labels are one of the key ways to keep offices and warehouses organized. They can also help companies to market and brand their products. Lastly, they are excellent at helping companies to track packages. Firms go through labels rapidly and need to keep up with the latest devices and technology to make sure they are as efficient as possible. Label rewiders are also important. These devices have several key benefits and uses.
Label printers with rewinders are made to pre-print labels with the initial information. After examining the first run, they endure a fast, secure and tight rewind back into the printer. The second run of barcode or other data is then issued rapidly. Using this process, company owners can produce thousands of accurate labels quickly to be placed on packages or boxes. Any errors can be immediately fixed without requiring a new printing process.
The Labelmate® brand of label rewinders has particularly attractive features. They are rugged and rarely breakdown. These devices can process thousands of different labeling attempts without error if operated correctly. Some features include an adjustable paper guide and heavy duty versions. In addition, the cylinder guide of the label rewinder comes in many different diameters according to the printer size and the label size. These include Mini Cat-10, Mini Cat-11 and Mini Cat -3.
For more information about how to make the best of your printer and rewinders in the workplace, feel free to contact us today at Adazon Inc. Our business is targeting customers that need labels to brand their image, market their products, and also to label their warehouses. However, we also sell other printing material such as barcode and color printers.