When printing your own labels, should you select Inkjet or Laser?
Follow the simple steps below to ensure the best results:
First, Select The Best Printer
Do you know which type of printer you’re using? While both types of printers are extremely effective in their tasks, there is a major difference between Inkjet and laser printers. Inkjet printers are usually known for their ability to produce rich, vivid hues and photographic-quality images. Laser printers are usually best at handling tasks that involve high-volume, speed, and efficiency. Laser printers are also great for printing crisp, dark images in black-and-white.
So how do you tell which one you have? Most printer types can be identified by their model name, which can often be found on the printer itself.
An inkjet printer propels tiny droplets of ink on the paper during printing, which then must dry. They are the most common type of printer due to their low-cost, high quality of output, capability of printing in vivid, photo-realistic color, and ease of use.
- Tend to be more affordable.
- Great for low-volume use at home or office.
- The best for photo-quality results.
- Bright, vivid colors.
- Maintenance and use can become extremely costly.
- Slower printing print speed compared to most laser printers.
- Ink cartridges can be expensive and some tend to have a short life.
Laser printers use a special laser to produce an electrically charged image on a drum, which is then rolled through powdered toner. The toner then fuses to the paper using heat. Laser printers have traditionally been used for business applications because of high printing speeds and ability to handle large volume printing. In general, laser printers tend to be more expensive than inkjet printers.
- High amounts of printing can be done at a lower cost.
- Toner cartridges tend to have a longer life than ink.
- Text is extremely sharp
- Extremely Fast printing speeds.
- Initial cost can be very high
- Images and Graphic quality is not as good as photo-realistic inkjet.
- While they do last longer, toner cartridges can be very costly to replace.
Next, Choose The Right Label For Your Printer
|Material||Inkjet Compatible||Laser Compatible|
|(WX) White Matte Labels||Yes||Yes|
|(WR) White Matte with Removable Adhesive Labels||Yes||Yes|
|(WG) White Gloss Inkjet Labels||Yes||No|
|(WS) White Gloss Laser Labels||No||Yes|
|(WJ) Weatherproof Matte Inkjet Labels||Yes||No|
|(LP) Weatherproof Polyester Laser Labels||No||Yes|
|(WI) Weatherproof Gloss Inkjet Labels||Yes||No|
|(CL) Crystal Clear Laser Labels||No||Yes|
|(CK) Crystal Clear Inkjet Labels||Yes||No|
|(CJ) Clear Matte Inkjet Labels||Yes||No|
|(CX) Clear Matte Laser Labels||No||Yes|
|(BK) Brown Kraft Labels||Yes||Yes|
|(BT) White Laser Blockout||No||Yes|
|(SP) Brushed Silver Waterproof Polyester Laser Labels||No||Yes|
|Pastel Color Labels (GX, BX, YX, PX)||Yes||Yes|
|Fluorescent Color Labels (FG, FY, FP, FO, FR)||Yes||Yes|
|True Color Labels (TB, TC, TE, TG, TY)||Yes||Yes|
|Foil Labels (GF, SF, SI, GI)||No||Yes|
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