At Label Line UK we have a selection of thermal and inkjet printers for commercial and industrial use. Our wide selection of products can be used for applications ranging from printing labels and barcodes, to printing warning text on plastic pipes and even concrete. We can supply printers from manufacturers including Codeology, Markem, and Motorola. What’s more, if you need help deciding which equipment is best, our friendly and knowledgeable team are on hand to answer any questions you have. We also offer training, installation, and maintenance services to further assist your business.
Label printing has viable and beneficial uses in many sectors. Our machines have been used in the packing areas of food manufacturing companies, date coding food and other perishable items, and we have a high success rate of fixing scanners, printers, and other label printing hardware.
Most of the printers that we stock are either inkjet or thermal printers:
- Inkjet Printers – Inkjet printers fire thousands of droplets of ink onto the print medium. They offer high resolution printing, although this depends on the Dots Per Inch (DPI) rating of the printer. They also tend to be cheaper than thermal printers, but the printed image or text is easy to smudge and is prone to fading and other discolouration when left in the sun or when the print comes into contact with direct sunlight, liquid, and other hazards. Inkjet printers may not be suitable for use in industrial settings because they utilise a lot of different moving parts.
- Thermal Printers – Thermal printers use small heating elements to activate and transfer dye pigments onto the print medium. Direct thermal printers use special paper that is chemically treated and that darkens when heated by the print head. These are often used when printing receipts and labels. Thermal transfer printers use a thermal print head to transfer ink from a ribbon onto the medium. Thermal printers produce longer lasting and more hardwearing labels than inkjet, but the machines do tend to be more expensive. However, despite their higher initial cost, they have fewer moving parts which means that they are less likely to break down.
Choosing the Right Label Printing Technology
Taking cost, as well as the quality and longevity of print jobs produced, buyers are advised to opt for inkjet printers for standard and short-term printing requirements. Where labels and other items need to be able to withstand cold, heat, and other extreme conditions, one of our range of thermal printers will prove the more reliable printer option. You should also consider the type of print medium on which you will print; inkjet printers are better suited to paper and labels, while thermal printers are available that can print on materials including plastic, metal, and even concrete.
Codeology i100 Inkjet Printer
The Codeology i100 inkjet printer is an entry level inkjet label printer. It is inexpensive, designed for ease of use, and is used for printing large character text on product line items like cardboard boxes and packaging boxes. The printer can work as a standalone printer, using the protected keypad, or it can be integrated into an existing labelling and packaging system. The printer only requires mains electrics and is quick and easy to install.
Codeology i100M Inkjet Printer
The Codeology i100m inkjet printer is another entry level label printer from Codeology. Quickly and easily print onto non-porous materials like stainless steel, metal, polythene, and extruded plastics. It has a separate remote controller, or it can be controlled via ethernet from a PC. The stainless-steel designs of Codeology printers means that they are corrosion resistant and can be used in challenging industrial settings.
Codeology i500 Inkjet Printer
The i500 inkjet printer is another large character inkjet printer. While the i100 range prints up to two lines of characters, the i500 can print up to 8 lines of text, logos, and simple images. It can print on a single or both sides of a product, and the built-in clock means that the printer can even be used to automatically calculate sell-by dates. The modular design of Codeology printers means that they are easy to install and construct and can be integrated into existing case taping machinery or other industrial machinery.
Codeology ip600 Inkjet Printer
Designed specifically for use in challenging environments, like wash rooms and cold stores, the Codeology ip600 prints up to eight lines of text characters on one or both sides of a product. The ip600 will print on materials including cardboard, cement, and plastic, and the built-in clock enables the Codeology label printer to automatically calculate sell-by dates and Julian dates. As with all Codeology printers, the ip600 is made using stainless steel and the IP65 rating means that this model is water resistant too.
Thermal printers offer longer lasting and more resilient label printing options. Although they have a higher initial cost, thermal printers have fewer moving parts which means that they are less likely to break down and have fewer maintenance and repair requirements. At Label Line we stock thermal printers from major manufacturers including Zebra, Toshiba, Cab, Sato, Intermec and Datamax, and we can help you choose the ideal model for your packaging requirements.
As well as supplying high quality label printers, including both thermal and inkjet printers, we also supply parts and replacement parts. At Label Line we not only help you choose the right printer option, and offer maintenance on your printers, but we can supply all printers to buy, to lease, and even on finance. Call us today to speak to a professional and experienced print engineer, and to discuss your acquisition and finance options.
Label Line UK
At Label Line UK we are always available to discuss your label printing requirements and help you to determine which is the best label printer for you. Our machinery is available to buy, to lease, and even on finance, so that you can choose the financing option that most closely matches your financial requirements.
We also offer support services, including the installation of your new equipment, maintenance and repair services, and ongoing technical support. Call us today to speak to one of our friendly and professional label printing team.