A เครื่องพิมพ์บาร์โค้ด (Barcode Printer) is a machine for printing barcode labels or tags that can be attached to or printed directly on physical objects. Barcode printers are an alternative to precut labels and are most commonly used to print UPC/EAN labels and shipping labels.
How barcode printer works
Barcode printers are computer accessories for printing barcode labels or tags that can be attached to physical objects. Barcode printers are commonly used in libraries, retail stores, factories, and warehouses. They may be either direct thermal or thermal transfer เครื่องพิมพ์บาร์โค้ด (Barcode Printer). Unlike conventional desktop printers, which use ink or laser technology to print directly on paper, most commercial barcode printers create an image on a material known as a “ribbon.” The ribbon is then heated and pressed onto the label material to create an image.
Barcode printers come in two types:
Direct thermal printer – prints the image by using heat to cause a chemical reaction that turns the paper black where it is heated. This is the simplest and least expensive type of barcode printer.
Thermal transfer printer – uses heat to fuse ink from a wax or resin substance found on a long plastic ribbon onto the label material. This type of printer will produce more durable labels than direct thermal printers and allow for printing on many different materials, including paper, synthetic paper, and polypropylene (plastic).
These printers commonly use heat to transfer ink from a wax or resin ribbon onto the label material. The ink is fused into the material to resist abrasion, heat, and some chemicals. Direct Thermal printers use heat-sensitive paper and do not use ribbons.