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A typical barcode printer
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A barcode printer (or bar code printer) is a computer peripheral for printing barcode labels or tags that can be attached to physical objects. Barcode printers are commonly used to label cartons before shipment, or to label retail items with UPCs or EANs. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (800x638, 47 KB) A typical barcode printer (Photo by Argox Information Co. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (800x638, 47 KB) A typical barcode printer (Photo by Argox Information Co. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Computer hardware. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... UPC is a three letter acronym that can stand for: Uganda Peoples Congress Ultra Personal Computer Unified Parallel C Uniform Plumbing Code Union des Populations du Cameroun United Pan-Europe Communications United Pentecostal Church United Poultry Concerns United Presbyterian Church Universal Product Code Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya University... A typical EAN-13 barcode A European Article Number (EAN) is a barcoding standard which is a superset of the original 12-digit Universal Product Code (UPC) system developed in North America. ...


The most common barcode printers employ one of two different printing technologies. Direct thermal printers use a printhead to generate heat that causes a chemical reaction in specially designed paper that turns the paper black. Thermal transfer printers also use heat, but instead of reacting the paper, the heat melts a waxy or resin substance on a ribbon that runs over the label or tag material. The heat transfers ink from the ribbon to the paper. Direct thermal printers are generally less expensive, but they produce labels that can become illegible if exposed to heat, direct sunlight, or chemical vapors. A thermal printer (or direct thermal printer) produces a printed image by selectively heating coated thermochromic paper, or thermal paper as it is commonly known, when the paper passes over the thermal print head. ... Thermal transfer Barcode Printers Barcode Printers typically come in fixed sizes of 4 inches, 6 inches or 8 inches wide. ... candle wax This page is about the substance. ... A ribbon is a thin band of flexible material, typically cloth but also plastic or sometimes metal, used primarily for binding and tying. ... A label is any kind of tag attached with adhesive to something so as to identify the object or its contents. ...


Barcode printers are designed for different markets. Industrial barcode printers are used in large warehouses and manufacturing facilities. They have large paper capacities, operate faster and have a longer service life. For retail and office environments, desktop barcode printers are most common. Service life refers to the expected lifetime of a product. ...

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Barcode Printer Market

Barcode printers are used by factories, retailers, laboratories, hospitals, and other industries. Sales of consumable printer supplies are significant and include: ribbons, printheads, and label stock.


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Barcode Printer Manufacturers

Zebra Technologies (NASDAQ: ZBRA) is a manufacturer of thermal bar code label and receipt printers, RFID smart label printer/encoders, and card printers, based in Vernon Hills, Illinois. ... Intermec Technologies Corporation ([1]) is an Auto Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) company and is a subsidiary of UNOVA. A major owner of RFID patents underpinning the EPCglobal RFID standard. ... Datamax is a manufacturer of barcode label printers, used mostly in industrial and commercial applications. ... Satō (佐藤, characters for assistance and wisteria) is the most common Japanese surname. ... TSC may stand for: Technology Service Corps, a workforce development program for talented youth in the New York city area Technical Systems Consultants a microsomcputer softwre development firm begun by Purdue University graduates in West Lafayette, Indiana, moving to Chapel Hill, North Carolina about 1980; developers of Flex, mini-Flex... Seiko Corporation ) (TYO: 8050 ) is a Japanese watch company. ... The word citizen may refer to: A person with a citizenship Citizen Watch Co. ... A four colour Epson Stylus C45 inkjet printer Epson is one of the worlds largest manufacturers of inkjet, dot-matrix and laser printers, scanners, desktop computers, business, multimedia and home theatre projectors, point of sale docket printers and cash registers, laptops, integrated circuits, LCD components and other associated electronic... InfoSight is a manufacturer of industrial marking machines, metal tags, metal tag printers, barcode readers and custom machinery for manual and automatic identification applications worldwide. ...

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