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Monthly Archives: May 2020

  1. COMPARISON OF THE EPSON TMC3500, C6010, C6510 and TMC7500 COLOUR LABEL PRINTERS

    The entry-level TM-C3500 is rated at around 500 labels per day, with relatively low print resolution compared to the other printers. The TMC3500's typical print cycle would be less than 5 print jobs at a time.

    The CW-C6500 (C6510A / C6510P) and CW-C6000 (C6010A & C6010P) series printers are basically the same print engine, just that the former is 8” wide versus the latter which is 4”. These are very high-resolution printers with daily print cycles in the order of around 2,000 labels per day. And a typical print run would be in the order of 100 labels.

    The TM-C7500 is also a high-resolution printer but is the substantially higher speed at 300mm/sec, and is rated at 5,000 labels per day. Typical print runs would range anywhere from a few hundred (on the low side) to several thousand at a time.

    Please note that the above labels per day figure is an indication of capability and not a limitation. Many people are printing more than 500 labels per day on the C3500, but it takes more time and effort to get them printed out.

    It is not possible to give a Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for each of the models, as it all depends on the material and the colours used, but in general, the more expensive the printer, the lower the TCO will be. POS99 is able to do a print cost simulator that can provide precise ink costs and label yields per colour cartridge - Please email us your artwork in TIF or PDF format ( at least 300dpi resolution) and we can put it through the simulator.

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  2. Which model replaces my Zebra Desktop Label Printer?

    Zebra has released so many new label printers in 2019 and 2029, which is a bit confusing to many people when deciding which printer model to order as a replacement for their existing Zebra label printer.

    We have identified the replacement models for the well-know Zebra label printers used in Australia:

    The Zebra ZD220D Direct Thermal Label Printer replaces the Zebra GC Series 4" GC420D. The ZD220D is perfect for printing low to medium volume shipping labels and retail labels and uses the direct thermal printing method (no ribbons required).

    The Zebra ZD220T Thermal Transfer Label Printer replaces the Zebra GC Series 4" GC420T.  The ZD220T uses ribbons and is perfect for printing low to medium volume shipping labels and retail labels where the label needs to last a very long time and uses ribbons to print on plain paper or synthetic labels, or you can just print shipping labels using the direct thermal method without any ribbons.

    The Zebra ZD420D Direct Thermal Label Printer replaces the Zebra GC Series 4" GK420D. The ZD420D is perfect for printing medium to high volume shipping labels and retail labels and uses the direct thermal printing method (no ribbons required).


    The Zebra ZD420T Thermal Transfer Label Printer replaces the Zebra GC Series 4" GK420T. The ZD420T uses ribbons and is perfect for printing medium to high volume shipping labels and retail labels where the label needs to last a very long time and uses ribbons to print on plain paper or synthetic labels, or you can just print shipping labels using the direct thermal method without any ribbons.

    The Zebra ZD620D Direct Thermal Label Printer replaces the Zebra GC Series 4" GX420D.  The ZD620D is perfect for printing medium to high volume shipping labels and retail labels that require 300 dpi high-quality printing and uses the direct thermal printing method (no ribbons required).

    The Zebra ZD620T Thermal Transfer Label Printer replaces the Zebra GC Series 4" GX420D. The ZD620T uses ribbons and is perfect for printing medium to high volume shipping labels and retail labels where the label needs to last a very long time, and the label must be printed with 300 dpi high-quality printing. The printer uses ribbons to print on plain paper or synthetic labels, or you can just print shipping labels using the direct thermal method without any ribbons.

    Both the ZD420 and ZD620 Zebra label printers have an upgradable design, that allows you to change the interface, add a cutter or peeler, and self install many other accessories or upgrades. The ZD620 is faster than the ZD420, and also has a user-friendly LCD display, to help speed up the time it takes to print labels.

     

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