Label/Receipt Printer High Volume Recommendation

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Hi everyone,

We have a case where we want to print around 500 receipts/labels per day. We have been looking at different thermal and label printers from Zebra and Brother trying to figure out which printer to purchase. Can anyone give a recommendation on what printer to select for this kind of case? Seems quite pricey for this kind of amounts. Quality of print doesn't need to be superb, more important its cheaper per-print and reasonably fast. Preferably the need of changing roll should be as seldom as possible, but these big industrial printers seem a bit too much but we're not sure. Prints does NOT need to be sticky, the print will be used as entry pass and placed inside of the car on the dashboard. Prints will be automatically printed.

Thank you!
 
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Hi arturm,

I work with Brother Mobile Solutions as well as Zebra and can vouch that both are great manufacturers. That said, label printers can be somewhat deceiving in pricing, as mobility, connectivity, capacity, and resolution can become strict deciding factors for many industry applications. That said, from what you describe I feel you could be satisfied with something like the popular Brother QL-820 label printer, with speeds up to 110 labels per minute, and rolls that accommodate on average 1200 labels each. Anything above that would just be money spent for added convenience or specific utility, in my opinion.

The 820 can be somewhat illusive at times with backorders, so if you need help finding one available I'd be happy to help as we are a certified partner of both Brother and Zebra. My email is (e-mail address removed) for any questions!

Best of luck,

Mason
 
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Hi @printerplug,

Thank you very much for the reply. We've looked into the QL-800 as well and it looks great. What would the cheapest paper be for these kind of Brother printers? Our calculations gave us that it would cost at least around $10-$15 USD per day to print ~500 receipts/QR-codes per day. Is that accurate? We've also looked at Zebra ZD421 which seems to be a good option.
 
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If you're ok working with sticky labels, the LabelRange 320 printer is only $50 on eBay and comes with 1,000 6x4 labels. You can get more for free from UPS so there would be no daily operating costs. The LabelRange is a very versatile thermal printer. And for the price, you can't beat it. I've been running one for a few years now. No issues.
 

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