Why The Healthcare Sector Needs Printers More Than Ever

– Thermal Printers
A number of printer brands have thermal models designed to function as a medical device label printer. Handheld portable thermal printers can be carried by staff, making on-the-spot labelling highly efficient.

Thermal printing requires fewer moving parts than laser printing, hence the more compact designs. Smaller versions are suited to areas with space restrictions, and single label printing options also make for minimal waste.

Cost-positive benefits include less operational stock as common thermal printing does not require toner, ribbon, or ink. Thermal printing is usually smudge resistant. Quality black and white printing results in clear barcodes that scan cleanly.

– Laser Printers
Laser printers are primarily used for, but not limited to documentation purposes. Laser printer equipment is more often designed to print in sheets rather than small, singular labels.

As a result, your office or organisation could waste paper printing single labels. On the flip side, laser printers are commonly used for large amounts of patient paperwork, and sometimes sheets of multiple labels.

Laser printers are likely to be bigger than many thermal printers, thereby taking up more office space. In terms of operational costs, they also require ink, toner, and ribbon replacements.

– What are your printing priorities?

In today’s world those in caring professions are inundated with data. While laser printing suits physical filing and records on hand, the portability of thermal printers could suit labelling needs for professionals on the move.

At Printcom we have decades of experience supplying the perfect equipment for different facets of the healthcare industry, from medical offices and hospitals, suppliers and test facilities, to care homes, and pharmacies.

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