Label printers are often regarded as some sort of amusement or a game and indeed, some (mostly the hand-held and those with a screen and a simple keyboard) are great as a gift for all ages (provided the child already knows how to read and write…).
However, label printers these days are much more than just that and in many fields and occupations they add great value, organisation and professionalism which help to advance the work; in particular occupations they are fast becoming an integral part of daily routine (electricians, air-conditioning, alarms and plumbing, to name just a few where these labels can be used to mark different cabling etc.) and are an excellent tool to assist in promoting the policies of the organisation, documentation, certification and upgrading simply by using these labels.Today we will start a series of reviewing the most important choice guidelines.
Let's see the most common usage of the label printers:
- The office – filing, marking of equipment and boxes, archives.
- Warehousing and logistics centres – labelling of shelving and packaging.
- Electricians – wiring, pipes, ventilation channels, generators, engines.
- Signage – information signs, warning signs, access signs, safety signs, evacuation signs, operational instructions.
- Fire safety – fire extinguishers, inspection of equipment.
- Product labelling – barcode, pricing, item specifics, nutritional information.
- Forwarding and shipping – customer details, delivery instructions, safety instructions.
- Itemising – batch number, barcode, date of manufacturing, expiry date.
- Networks – marking of I.T networks.
- Health & pharmaceutical – labelling of test tubes, dates, and any relevant information; patient information – name, age, allergies, dates, medications and any relevant information to assist doctors & nurses treating the patient and thus minimise potential mistakes.
- Hospitality – name tags, entry permits, sitting arrangements, tolls & equipment labelling.
- Food industry and industrial kitchens – food labelling, dates, utensils and equipment, special dietary and religious labelling.
- Small local businesses – name tags, table numbers, signage, branding (various coffee blends etc.).
- Online sellers, especially on Amazon and eBay, who can easily connect the label printer to the software used on these sites, scan the labels printed and thus make sure that they are up to standard with the requirements of these sites in terms of shipping information including delivery address, date of shipping etc. This ensures ease of operation with minimal mistakes whilst enjoying the convenience of full automation.
- Insurance – at times, according to the specific insurance policy, labelling is necessary.
- And many more other usages that we have not thought about…if you can find one, you might be getting yourself a free label printer (terms & conditions apply)