Many label customers may not have even heard of such a concept. Electronic Imaging was the first label company to come up with the idea of bundling labels, printing ribbon, label software and printers together into our QuickStart Barcode Label Printing Systems several years ago. Our goal was to make things simple for our customers. We found that many people want to jump into printing quickly but have no idea what the necessary pieces are and which ones to choose.
There are a lot of printers on the market, with different features and output capacities; many of them come packaged with basic start-up software. All of the printers we sell do and then it’s simply a matter of determining what you need for additional software features. There are also a few label suppliers that offer label “media kits” consisting of labels and printing ribbons.
We started by looking at our most popular label requests. Easing into this program, we introduced a limited range of label sizes and materials aimed at Asset, UPC, Laboratory and Warehouse label applications. We recently switched our QuickStart Systems to include the popular and more economical TSC printers and include BarTender® software options too, focusing on the theory that people new to printing may not need to print a lot of labels every day.
As time goes on, and with the flexibility of our new web store, we expect to add multiple variations of QuickStart printing system packages for start-up operations. We will also expand our media refill kit options to make it easier to buy different combinations of stock labels and ribbons in the right amounts. We are also considering the addition of barcode scanners to these bundles. We welcome your suggestions for other variations you would want to see and would love your feedback on this concept.