5 Common Thermal Printer Problems

The use of thermal printing methods has many benefits. With excellent print resolution, accurate ink placement, and an ability to print within very tight tolerances, these printers are widely used in many industries. There are two types of thermal printers: direct thermal printers and thermal transfer printers. Like any device, there are some common problems you are bound to face with both of these printers. Here’s what you may want to prepare for, and how you can solve these problems.

Setup-Related Quality Issues
Although thermal transfer printers are known for exceptional print resolution, the quality of the print can be affected by several factors. Quality can be reduced due to an incorrect setting in the system, barcode orientation, or machine speed. It’s usually a quick and easy fix for these quality issues, like rotating your barcodes so that they come out of your printer in an alternate orientation, or slowing the printer speed down in the machine settings.

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