Cost differences between thermal transfer printers and the print on-demand color label printers from Epson.
Labeling Solutions is a full service provider of labeling, tagging and bar coding solutions including label printers, labels, tags, ribbons, and supporting equipment such as asset and inventory management software and hardware including bar code scanners and handheld mobile computers. For thousands of customers in the US and Canada, Labeling Solutions is their one-stop source to address a variety of labeling requirements.
Located in South Portland Maine, Labeling Solutions has expertise serving customers in the seafood industry across the US. According to Donald Tomkinson, President of Labeling Solutions, "we had an opportunity in the seafood industry with a customer who needed to classify fresh-caught inventory on a daily basis, quickly and accurately replacing tedious manual counting. Based on these requirements, we started looking for a color printer that could produce on-demand, color-code tags with 2D barcodes and text. Most importantly, we had to find printable, durable tags that could withstand 3 or more weeks in salt water."
Based on this requirement, Donald contacted me to find a solution for the opportunity. As for the ink part of the solution, I was not worried. In the TM-C3400, Epson uses Durabrite inks; an aqueous-based pigment ink that is significantly different than inks used in most inkjet printers.
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