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Which Barcode Printer is the Best?

Choosing Your Barcode Printer for Streamline Inventory

Barcodes are a part of our lives. Scanning our groceries, checking in, purchasing and using tickets, it has become a critical part of a lot of businesses to offer services and products, track inventory and manage sales. Whether you’re a new business or find you are in need of a barcoding upgrade, there’s a lot of factors that help you make the right decision. Here are a few things you should consider when choosing barcode software and printers.


So how do businesses use their barcodes?

With large quantities of stock and variants in SKUs, managing warehouses and stock can be overwhelming. Human maintenance can slow things down and runs the risk of human error. Barcoding systems streamline the process of counting and identifying stock, tracking products when shipped and categorising products. If you sell a product or sell to a vendor, chances are you’ll need barcodes.


Making the most of your barcoding system – Barcode printers

It’s critical that you select a system and printer that works with your business, and different types have different benefits. Printers should be selected based on the type of stock you need to track, the quantity and the variants required to identify.


Which Barcode Printer is Best?

It’s important to recognise the types of scanners and forms of barcode systems for you to choose from, as they can have an impact on speed, flexibility and cost. When it comes to printing your barcodes, you’ll want to do the same. There is no perfect barcode system, but there are styles to suit your needs.  The barcoding printers that Barcode Labels offer are designed to suit a variety of needs. Here are a few that we offer.


High performance

If you need to print off barcodes in large quantities daily, a high-performance printer has the capacity to print thousands (5,000 to 10,000+) of barcodes every day. There are ideal for manufacturing environments and include scanners, scales and conveyors, and information can be accessed directly from the networked host.



A mid-range printer can print 2,000 to 7,000 barcodes in a day and is integrated for diagnostics and configuration. You can also connect to handheld devices like tablets and mobile scanners for worldwide support and configuration.



Commercial printers are smaller and can print 1,000 to 4,000 barcodes a day. Retail with larger stocktake can easily print out barcodes for their inventory. Ideal for despatch address labels and warehouse put away.


Desktop printers

Smaller warehouses and businesses can utilise this more affordable and compact printer. It can print up to 1,000 labels a day and includes USB to serial adaptor and USB to parallel adaptor interfaces.


Get your barcodes printed with Barcode Labels

With each solution, we work with our clients to deliver the ideal product to streamline their inventory tracking and stocktake. We stock some of the highest quality and state-of-the-art scanners and printers, delivered to clients across a variety of industries. If you’re looking for Australia’s leaders in barcoding, get in touch today. 1300 369 513