Direct Thermal Printers

There are two types of thermal printers: Direct Thermal and Thermal Transfer Printers

We explain the difference between the Thermal label printer types.

Direct thermal printing is where the inked ribbon is removed from the process so media is more light sensitive, heat sensitive and sensitive to abrasions thus reducing its life expectancy of the printed product. This is mainly used where the low shelf life is not a disadvantage and it is especially important to print at low cost. Typical areas of application are tickets, cash register receipts, luggage tags, event tickets, shipping labels, pic labels, name tags, and visitor passes in hospitality and many different industries.

Thermal transfer printers use a digital thermal printing method that produces durable, long-lasting printed images on a wide variety of media by applying heat & melting a coating of thermal transfer ribbon onto the printed material.

BIXOLON’s range of 2” and 4” desktop label printers offer either thermal transfer printing or direct thermal label printing to produce labels of high-quality for printed tickets, wristbands, and more.

Bixoloin Printer Brand Range of Direct Thermal Printers

Our range of thermal label printers are simple to use and provide high-speed, superior 203dpi print quality. They print a range of characters and graphics including 2D Barcodes, Maxicode, PDF417, QR Code, and Data Matrix. Providing cutter or peeler label options.

Please note, Many of our desktop printers come with optional WiFi enabling simple, consistent printing from PCs or iOS™, Android™, and Windows® smart devices.

To find the perfect print technology, ticket, receipt, label, or barcode printer for your organisation, simply browse below or call our European team on +49 211 68 78 54 0. You can learn more about our tablet printers or desktop compact printers by contacting us online.

SRP-S3000

A premium linerless label printer with Linerless Pro™ technology and LCD colour display, the SRP-S3000 provides both linerless and liner label printing. A feature rich printing solution which is ideal for a variety of applications from food safety, e-commerce and order labelling.

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SRP-S200

A super compact, linerless printing solution, the SRP-S200 is the world’s first 2-inch linerless printer with print speeds of up to 150mm/sec to create 203dpi printing resolution on re-stick media. The SRP-S200 also features a specialised back-feed function alongside a paper saving mode to create a cost effective labelling solution.

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XD3-40 Series

The XD3-40 series is a 4-inch (118mm) Direct Thermal or Thermal Transfer Desktop Barcode and Label Printer featuring a compact design, key industry features and competitive pricing, ideal for labelling applications within Manufacturing, Retail, Warehousing and Logistics markets.

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XD5-40 Series

The XD5-40 series is a 4-inch (118mm) mid-level direct thermal and thermal transfer desktop barcode and label Printer series. Featuring compact, clamshell designs, comprehensive software features and high performance which is ideal for asset labelling, shipping labelling, document management and more within the Manufacturing, Transport and Logistics, Retail and Healthcare.

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STP-103III

The STP-103III is a 2-inch (58mm) thermal printing solution. Producing 80mm/sec print speeds at 203dpi high quality print resolution, this is a super compact, cost-effective printing solution which is ideal for low volume receipting, summary report and more in Retail, Hospitality and Healthcare.

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SRP-S300 Series

The SRP-S300 is BIXOLON’s high performance, economical 3-inch (80mm) thermal linerless label and receipt printer. Providing high performance printing up to 203dpi to product high quality printed media for a range of industries including Retail, Hospitality, Food Delivery, Logistics, Lottery and more.

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BGT-100 (B-gate)

B-gate is a 3-inch (80mm) mPOS hub printing solution connecting traditional POS peripherals with tablet-based application. A cost-effective printing solution ideal for a range of applications including Retail, Hospitality, Ticketing, Supply Chain and more.

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SRP-E300

The SRP-E300 is an cost-effective 3-inch (80mm) direct thermal receipt and ticket printer. Offering entry-level features and high print reliability. Its ergonomic design and competitive price point makes it the perfect solution for entry-level Retail, Hospitality and Ticketing applications.

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SRP-Q200 Compact Cube Receipt Printer

The SRP-Q200 is 2-inch (58mm) super compact thermal printing solution with front and top exiting printing configurations. Combining fast print speeds, high reliability and value added features making it ideal for couponing or ticketing applications.

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SRP-QE300

The economic SRP-QE300 is an entry-level printer with USB and Ethernet connectivity. Producing print speeds up to 200mm/sec with a print resolution of 180dpi to produce high quality texts, graphics, barcodes and QR codes.

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SRP-350plusIII

The industry leading SRP-350plusIII 3-inch (80mm) direct thermal printer provides powerful printing performance paired with a user friendly design. Offering a range of functions and multiple connectivitiy options, it’s a solid solution for Retail, Hospitality, Ticketing, mPOS and Kiosk printing applications.

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SRP-350III

The SRP-350III is a highly reliable 3-inch (80mm) direct thermal printer. Combining powerful printing performance and a user friendly design, at prints at speeds up to 250mm/sec at 203dpi making it ideal for a range of applications including Retail, Hospitality and Ticketing.

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SRP-380 Series

The SRP-380 is BIXOLON’s premium, ultra-reliable, next generation 3-inch (80mm) direct thermal POS printer. A feature rich, reliable printing solution producing high quality texts, graphics and barcodes at up to 350mm per second, the solution is ideal for a range of applications including Retail, Hospitality, Ticketing and Self-Service Kiosk and more.

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SRP-F310II Series

The SRP-F310II 3-inch (80mm) thermal printer, offers a front exit, splash proof design, featuring BIXOLON’s Liquid-Barrier™ technology and built-in power supply. Producing 180dpi or 203dpi printed media at an impressive 350mm/second supported by a comprehensive range of connectivity options making it suitable for a number of applications in Retail, Hospitality, Healthcare, Warehousing and more.

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SRP-330II 3-inch printer

The SRP-330II is a 3-inch (80mm) cost-effective direct thermal POS printer providing exceptional value and reliability. Offering an ergonomic design, multiple connectivity options and high print reliability, it’s the perfect solution for Retail, Hospitality and Ticketing operations.

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SRP-Q300 Series

The multi-functional SRP-Q300 Series is a 3” (80mm) front-exit ultra-compact receipt and ticket printer with flexible mPOS configuration capabilities. Designed to free up counter space and compliment the the latest mPOS system, the cost effective solution is ideal for Retail and Hospitality receipting and ticketing operations.

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XQ-840

The XQ-840 is a two-in-one stand alone label printing solution, featuring an 8-inch Android tablet embedded on a 4-inch (118mm) direct thermal desktop label and barcode printer offering flexibility to fixed or cart-based printing requirements. This space-saving, high performance hardware is ideal for Hospitality, Retail, Manufacturing and Healthcare.

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XL5-40

The XL5-40 is a 4-inch (114mm) desktop direct thermal linerless label printer featuring an ergonomic clamshell design with economical linerless labelling to allow the printing and cutting of various paper lengths for a range of applications within the Manufacturing, Retail, Hospitality and Healthcare.

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SLP-TX400

The SLP-TX400 series is a robust and powerful 4-inch (112mm) thermal transfer or direct thermal printer ideal for verticals such as Government, Transport and Logistics, Healthcare, Manufacturing and more. This premium labelling solution is ideal for asset, information and patient identification needs.

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SLP-TX420

The SLP-TX420 is a compact, robust 4-inch (110mm) thermal transfer printer with multiple connectivity options, providing the perfect solution for applications which require a high performance, consistent printing output. Ideal for asset marking, manufacturing labelling and more where a robust, quality output is required.

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SLP-DX420

The SLP-DX420 is a premium yet compact, 4-inch (110mm) direct thermal label and barcode printer. Offering highly reliable, consistent printing for various types of labels, it’s the ideal solution for mission critical barcoding labelling applications in Retail, Manufacturing, Transport and Logistics, Government and more.

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SLP-DX220

The SLP-DX220 is a slimline, 2-inch (60mm) compact direct thermal label and barcode printer. Capable of printing a variety of widths for label, tags and wristbanding. It’s the printer of choice for a number of industries.

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SLP-TX220

The SLP-TX220 is a super compact, 2-inch (60mm) thermal transfer printer, offering multiple levels of connectivity paired with high reliability. This is compact solution is ideal for Retail, Hospitality and Manufacturing printing requirements.

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SLP-DL410 Series

The SLP-DL410 mid-range 4-inch (116mm) label and barcode fan-fold printer is ultra-compact and economical. Ideal for a range of mobility needs from tag printing to larger shipping labels thanks to its compact external holder design. Coupling connectivity with smart performance, speed and quality, the SLP-DL420 is the ideal solution for Logistics, Manufacturing, Warehousing and more.

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SRP-E770III

The SRP-E770III is an economic 4-inch (106mm) direct thermal label and barcode printer.This entry-level cross-vertical desktop printer is ideal for shipping, document or product labelling needs within Retail, Warehouse or Healthcare settings.

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SLP-TX400R

The SLP-TX400R is a robust and powerful RFID print-encoder label printer. Supporting UHF RFID data carrier as well as industry standard 1D and 2D barcode symbologies. Wired and wireless connectivity, plus fine resolution option with easy setup, use and encoding of EPC Class 1, Gen 2 RFID labels (ISO18000-06C) tags to a minimum pitch of 25mm with permalocking, serialisation and RFID error handling.The SLP-TX400R is a performance solution for all of your label encoding needs.

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