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Getting Good Print Results with Direct Thermal

PROBLEM: Barcodes printed on Direct Thermal label material are not supposed to look at bright and vivid as those printed with ribbons on Thermal Transfer media. If they do, then more than likely you are applying too much heat to give them the super dark look you like. Unfortunately, by cranking up the heat, the […]

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Proper Care of Your Printhead

If you use appropriate care and do routine maintenance, the life of your printheads (for direct thermal or thermal transfer printers) can be greatly extended. It is important to think of printheads as replaceable consumables, just like your labels and printing ribbons. However, a printhead is actually the most important part of your printer. It […]

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TSC vs. Zebra: A Rivalry in Excellence

When you hear the word Zebra, it’s logical to bring up an image of a black and white striped horse-like creature. But in the barcode and labeling industry, when one refers to Zebra, they are talking about Zebra Technologies, an industry leader in label printing equipment. Zebra Technologies has been in the barcode and labeling […]

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