Label makers use different printing mechanisms. The type of printing mechanism dictates the quality of the printouts. If you are engaged in a business, this would depend on which industry you fall under. Listed below are the most common classifications of printing mechanisms:

Thermal Label Printers – they are known for their high performance and long-lasting printouts. They are designed for continuous printing for big industries. They use plastic, paper and other label materials that resist high temperatures.

Laser Label Printers – they cost relatively lower than other printing mechanisms. However, their printouts can withstand hot and cold temperatures. For each print, laser printers need a whole sheet to be fed through.

Inkjet Label Printers – for most consumers, these are the commonly used printers. Today, these are continually improving without much price increases. Also, these are resistant to water and smudge.