Most people know what a printer is. It is the grey or black box that sits on the desk in the office and prints out pages when you need them. For most of us, this is the limit of our knowledge. As long as the printer works, we are happy.
But it could be that your business would benefit from an RFID inkjet label printer, sold by specialists MLPS. What is one, and why might it be a worthwhile investment?
A RFID inkjet label printer is, as the name suggests, a form of label printer. A label printer is a specialised printer for producing ready-made labels that can be stuck onto files, boxes, tins or any other goods that need marking. It is true that many standard printers have the ability to print on specialised printing sheets. But this is really only suited to a one-off job. The complexity of altering the settings on the computer, changing the printer medium, having to reprint when your template does not line up on the sheet properly and then having to deal with the likely paper jams is no good if you want to print labels on a regular basis. Instead, a label printer specialises in quickly and accurately producing multiple sheets of labels ready for use without hassle.
What about the ‘inkjet’ of RFID inkjet label printer? An inkjet printer works by spraying liquid ink onto the surface of the paper so that it forms droplets. This is different to a laser printer, which uses toner (a powdered ink) and a laser to melt it onto the paper. Whilst both have their advantages for different types of printing, inkjet printing is often considered better for producing images with deep colours and sharp lines. When it comes to label printing, an inkjet printer is a cost-effective way of producing striking, professional labels.
But what does the ‘RFID’ of RFID inkjet label printer stand for? This means radio frequency identification. It is a way of printing encoded information onto the label that allows the label, and therefore whatever it is attached to, to be tracked electronically. Each label has encoded information that can be scanned to identify the item. However, this is more than just a barcode. An RFID label is encoded with a UHF radio code that can be detected by a reader.
The advantages to RFID are significant and benefit a variety of industries. Firstly, it means that items can be tracked with ease. An RFID label can be attached to a book, a car, a sample bag, a crate, an item of clothing – in fact, anything that can be labelled. Because it uses a radio frequency, it can be scanned even if the label is not immediately visible. This has many implications, such as improving tracking, enhancing security and saving valuable time that would be spent searching for something.
MLPS specialise in providing RFID inkjet label printers. Why not contact them today to see how an RFID inkjet label printer could benefit your business?