Thermal Label and Ribbon Printers

Which printer is right for your job?

Several factors should be considered before buying your own barcode labeling thermal printing system. The primary factor is quantity of thermal material printed - how many thermal labels will print in a given day. Other factors include the type of thermal label material used (rolls, fan-folded packs, or sheets), PC accessibility and thermal printer footprint size.

Thermal printing equipment is rated based on typical quantities (units = lineal inches of printed material):

  • Light duty desktop usage (up to 1,000 inches per day)
  • Light duty industrial usage (up to 25,000 inches per day)
  • Medium duty industrial usage (up to 100,000 inches per day)
  • Heavy duty industrial usage (up to 250,000 inches per day)

The typical printing system requires a dedicated PC computer (Windows XP or higher), which you supply.

Once you have your PC, Thermal Images offers several Printer Packages with everything else you need to get started -- including the printer, power cord/power supply, software, connecting cables and a "starter set" of premium wax ribbons and premium paper labels. All printer packages include free technical support for 90 days via phone, fax or email.

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Zebra GK420t Thermal Desktop Printer

$644.75

Small and affordable thermal desktop printer to get you started streamlining your processes. Ideal for printing small batches of shipping labels.

Printer GK420t
Duty Light Duty Desktop
Printing resolution 203 dpi (8 dots/mm)
Maximum Print Speed 5" (127 mm)/sec
Maximum Width 4.25" (108 mm)
Maximum Length 0.38" (9.7 mm) to 39" (991 mm)
Accessories Included 6ft USB Cable included
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Falcon 4 Printer Package -- Small / Medium Industrial

$2,575

No attached PC required! The Falcon 4 printer has a revolutionary design -- since the Falcon's internal memory is capable of storing up to 4 standard label formats, it eliminates the need for a dedicated computer to print labels. A PC is only required when the printer is initialized to set up the standard label formats.

This printer is ideal in factory environments that are not PC friendly. Software is loaded into a PC where label formats are created and stored. Once created, the label formats are then downloaded via USB, Parallel, or Serial connection into the printer "memory". Labels can be created with text, barcodes, graphics and "when printed" fields that allow for simple field changes at print time. A standard PC keyboard is used to access label formats and input information into the "when printed" fields. The Falcon 4 comes with a real time clock, a large backlit LCD and will print at 200 dpi, speeds up to 6 inches per second and holds full size ribbons and labels (diameters of rolls up to 8 inch).

Printer Falcon 4
Duty Light/Medium Duty Industrial
Printing resolution 200 dpi
Maximum Print Speed 6 inches/sec
Maximum Width 4.33 inches
Maximum Ribbon Length 1181 LF
Maximum Label Roll OD 8 inches
Warranty 1 year
Print Head Warranty 1 year / 1 million inches
Software BarTender, LabelView or Label Matrix -- your choice (text, barcode, graphics, database)
Accessories Included Printer power cord; PC/printer connecting cable, 3 premium wax ribbons (black, 4.33" x 1476 LF), 1 case of premium paper labels (you choose the size)
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TEC B-SX5 New Printer Package -- Medium / Heavy Industrial

$4,155

The TEC B-SX5 can print labels up to 5" wide. The B-SX5 is a printer work horse and features stainless steel construction, print resolution of 305 dpi and print speeds of up to 8 inches per second. Optional features include internet, email, FTP, XML and BCI printing. Connection options include serial, bi-directional, parallel expansion I/O, PCMCIA, Ethernet and USB.

Printer TEC B-SX5 (w/o cutter)
Duty Medium/Heavy Duty Industrial
Printing resolution 300 dpi
Maximum Print Speed 8 inches/sec
Maximum Width 5.1 inches
Maximum Ribbon Length 1968 LF
Maximum Label Roll OD 8 inches
Warranty 1 year
Print Head Warranty 1 year / 2 million inches
Software LabelView, Label Matrix or BarTender – your choice (text, barcode, graphics, database)
Accessories Included Printer power cord; PC/printer connecting cable, 3 premium wax ribbons (black, 4.33" x 1968 LF), 1 case of premium paper labels (you choose the size)
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TEC B572 "Refurbished" Barcode Printer

$1,595

The TEC B572 (shown with optional cutter) is our best value for an industrial printer, which can print labels up to 5" wide. The B572 is a printer work horse and features stainless steel construction, print resolution of 305 dpi and print speeds of up to 8 inches per second. Internal mechanisms have been "refurbished" and a new print head installed. The printer must be connected to a PC via serial connection.

Printer TEC B572 (w/o cutter)
Duty Medium/Heavy Duty Industrial
Printing resolution 305 dpi
Maximum Print Speed 8 inches/sec
Maximum Width 5.1 inches
Maximum Ribbon Length 1968 LF
Maximum Label Roll OD 8 inches
Warranty 90 Days
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Sales & Customer Service
Phone: 877-398-5558