Besides wondering why we offer so many different product lines, a lot of our customers also ask us why we provide both plastic (desktop) and metal (industrial) printers—and what the differences are between them.
Curious to know why, too?
TSC’s desktop printers are usually made of plastic polymers, so they’re quite durable.
We design them to print anywhere from 500 to 5,000 labels (or more) daily depending on the printer type and application.
Also, the main benefit of our desktop printers is their cost; most of the time, they are less expensive than our industrial printers.
3 Desktop Printer Examples:
1. TDP-225 Series
Built with TSC durability, reliability and commitment to innovation, the 2-inch-format TDP-225 series direct thermal printer features a compact design and high-performance engine that make it ideal for many healthcare, retail and asset tagging labeling applications.
2. TE200 Series
One of our newest printer series, the TE200 series provides customers throughout the world with a competitive, durable, entry-level desktop printer that is both versatile and easy-to-use.
3. TC Series
Durable, reliable and fast, TC series printers produce 4-inch-wide labels, tags or receipts at up to 6 ips, offering a price-performance combination that is unmatched by other desktop thermal barcode printers on the market.
We design our industrial printers to be as durable as possible and to provide years of reliable service.
That’s why we construct these printers out of metal instead of plastic, using heavy-duty diecast aluminum and metal frames to ensure they’re tough, robust, and dependable.
Application-wise, our industrial printers are designed to print larger quantities of labels than our desktop printers (up to tens of thousands per day).
Generally, they also print faster than our plastic desktop printers.
3 Industrial Printer Examples:
The MX240P Series industrial thermal printer is ruggedly built for high-volume, high-quality label printing.
The TTP-2410MT features a high technology printhead, high-speed performance, a color touch display, and all the memory customers will need to print high-quality labels at the fastest speeds.
The affordable and easy-to-use TTP-286MT Series wide-format thermal transfer printer is ideally suited for compliance labeling, brand marketing, inventory control, drum labeling, warning signs and a host of other signage solutions.
Wondering which printer type would work best for you? Drop us a line!