Whether its Logistics and Warehousing, Retail and Hospitality, Auto-ID Verification or Product Labeling. BIXOLON’s range of award-winning label printers offer high-quality, reliable printing technology at a competitive price. We have a wide range of Direct Thermal, Thermal Transfer and Linerless intelligent printing devices. Perfect for QR code printers they offer feature-rich, multi interface solutions.
A QR Code (Quick Response Code) is a machine-readable barcode that contains information about the item to which it is attached, generally data for a locator, identifier, or tracker that points to a website or application. There is no special software required for printing out a QR code, as long as you have the QR code as an image then you can print it out on documents, labels, signage and more. Printing a QR code is the perfect way to target users with mobile phones, PDAs and other portable devices as the codes are easy to scan and use, they can then be used for a variety of applications from shipment tracking, to storing vital healthcare patient information to online consumer promotion and more.
BIXOLON’s range of desktop and mobile QR code label printers efficiently produces high-quality labels with embedded QR codes, enabling seamless tracking and easy access to information. These printers provide the crisp and clean lines required for printing QR codes at up to 600dpi (XT5-46 model). The labels can be easily read by the fixed and portable devices that process the data.
Compatible with popular operating platforms and supported by a sophisticated range of dedicated drivers to provide simple integration into your current system. BIXOLON’s printing solutions are feature packed, high-quality solutions that keep on going.
For more information on the differences between Direct Thermal and Thermal Transfer printers – visit our Blog post “Use of Label Printers in Business”.
No, not all printers can print QR codes. QR codes are a type of 2D barcode that requires a printer with specific capabilities to reproduce accurately. While many modern printers can handle basic barcode printing, including linear barcodes like UPC or EAN codes, the ability to print QR codes is not universally supported.
Printing QR codes requires a printer that can generate high-resolution images and reproduce fine details accurately. Additionally, the printer needs to have the necessary software or font support to convert the encoded data into a QR code pattern.
Some printers, especially those specifically designed for barcode and label printing, have built-in QR code generation capabilities. These printers typically have specialised software or firmware that can generate QR codes directly or accept QR code data input for printing.
However, for standard office printers or home printers, QR code printing may not be a default feature. In such cases, additional software or plugins may be required to generate QR codes and ensure compatibility with the printer.
Yes, inkjet printers can print QR codes. QR codes are a type of 2D barcode that can be reproduced by inkjet printers, given certain requirements. While inkjet printers are primarily used for printing documents and images, they are capable of producing high-quality QR codes as well.
In contrast, Bixolon thermal printers offer advantages in terms of durability, scannability, speed, cost-effectiveness, and compatibility when it comes to QR code printing.
QR codes printed with thermal printers tend to have a longer lifespan, making them suitable for applications that require longevity. Thermal printers excel in creating precise barcode images, ensuring reliable QR code readability by scanners. They can quickly generate QR codes on-demand, making them efficient for high-volume printing requirements. Thermal printers are designed with barcode and label printing in mind, making them inherently compatible with various barcode symbologies, including QR codes.
It’s important to consider your specific requirements and printing needs to determine the most suitable printer for your application.
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