A large character printer is a type of inkjet printer principally used to print large-size information like text or barcodes on porous surfaces, such as cardboard, trays, sacks and cartons.
The way large character printers work is not too different from how other inkjet printers function.
The product that is going to be labeled (e.g. cardboard) is usually placed over a moving ramp and labeled by the large character printer once it reaches it. The particularity of large character printers is that the size of the information printed over the product is larger than usual.
Like other inkjet printers, large character printers can be incorporated into a production line, making it easier for companies to get their products ready.
Similar to other label printers, large character printers can print a wide variety of information, including text, graphics, barcodes or logos. With regards to color, large character printers can print in black, but also in other colors.
Large character printers have many advantages, including the following:
• They can print information on large sizes, something that a normal inkjet printer may not be able to do.
• They make labels unnecessary. Since large character printers directly print the information on the product, the usage of labels becomes redundant.
• They offer a high resolution printing, along with high speed. This way, the production line is not slowed down by the printing.
• They require little maintenance.
• They are very simple to program.
• They are cost-effective. Since the information is directly printed on the product, the costs of manufacturing labels can be avoided.
• They print on porous and non-porous surfaces. Porous surfaces include fabric, paper, cardboard or wood). Non-porous surfaces include plastic, metal or glass.
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Marking on bricks