Barcode printers have many advantages. For example, 4-inch printers are relatively less expensive and easy to print simple labels. Also, since the unit price of ribbons is fare, there is no great burden on the consumables cost, when the quantity of labels needed is small. However, if you need to print many labels in a high-speed barcode market, the cost of label print will rise skyrocket.
The table below is a mathematical comparison of unit price, black & white print using bar code printer vs any-002, using ribbon vs toner.
<Attention. Since it’s a simple comparison, it may be different depending on the kind of ribbon, toner cost, usage environment, etc.>
Comparison between any-002 and bar-code printer
Thermal transfer ribbon price is lower than any-002, but there are lots of waste area when printing the label. (So, Barcode printer always use 100% coverage)
The cost per label of any-002 printing is 33% lower than the cost of Barcode printing.
When printing labels by using 10ea ribbons, any-002 needs only 1ea toner.
Even though the cost of purchasing a ribbon could be lower, but producing a lot of labels is consuming a lot of supplies, costs more in the end. And, while using one any-002 toner, about ten ribbons should be replaced. It takes time to replace the ribbon, which reduces your work efficiency.
I would like to remind you that this is simply a mathematical comparison of consumables costs (toner, ribbon) that occur when printing black & white labels.
If you are currently using a bar code printer and you concern about the cost of consumables, or if you are wondering about the above calculation method, please feel free to contact us at anytime.
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