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How to Choose a Label Printer

November 11, 2016

While there are many advantages to purchasing printed labels from SheetLabels.com, we also sell blank sheet labels for home or office custom label printing needs.

At SheetLabels.com, we sell blank sheet labels in a variety of colors, materials, shapes, and sizes, but the tricky part is choosing a compatible printer that will get the job done correctly. After all, your reasons for purchasing blank sheet labels may be to save money upfront and print labels as often as you need them, so it’s important to choose a label printer that meets all of your needs.

Things to Consider

Before you choose a printer to meet your product label printing needs, there are a few things to consider. First, you’ll need to decide which aspect is most important to you. Are you most interested in a cost-effective printer that won’t break the bank? Is a high-quality printer most important to you? Do you need a printer that prints as quickly as possible?

Next, you need to decipher the differences between an inkjet and laser printer.  Once you decide which factor is most important, you can begin shopping around for the perfect label printer.

Quality Printers

Quality is an incredible part of the printing process. If your printing doesn’t turn out well, it makes for an unappealing product label. Unattractive labels may cause shoppers to look elsewhere.

To find a good quality printer, look for printers that print to the degree in which the printed item resembles the original image. The quality should reflect the original image as much as possible in terms of register, clarity, and color.

Cost-Effective Printers

Chances are, the reason you’re printing labels at home or in the office is because you or your company is trying to save money in the long-run. This is where it’s important to think about upfront costs versus long-term costs.

When you purchase an inexpensive printer that saves you money upfront, you may deal with poor quality printing and may end up replacing it regularly, resulting in more money spent down the road.

However, if you invest in a good-quality printer, you’ll print high-quality labels and you won’t waste money on purchasing replacement printers.

Printer Speed

Nobody wants to stand around waiting for their labels to print, especially when you’re in a rush. When you purchase a high-quality printer, you should notice speedy printing and quality print jobs.

Inkjet Versus Laser Printers

With quality, cost, and speed in mind, now you can decide if an inkjet or laser printer is for you.

Inkjet printers can print just about anything—from charts to gloss photos—inkjet printers can get the job done. However, they are often slower printers and they don’t print text as well as laser printers. Since they’re inexpensive, they’re great options for home use.

Laser printers are more common in the workplace since they can print larger volumes of text at rapid speeds. Color laser printers are also more affordable than they used to be, but the cost of color laser toner can be relatively high, making inkjet printers a better option for home use.

Are Your Labels Compatible?

Before purchasing a new printer, you may decide to choose your desired product label first.

At SheetLabels.com, we’ll tell you if a label is compatible with inkjet printers, label printers, or both. We’ll help you to ensure that your custom label printing needs are met.

Contact us today and we’d be happy to assist you with finding the perfect product labels for your brand. 

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