Keep in mind, with technology constantly changing, Online Labels® does not recommend any specific make, model or type of printer. Instead, we focus on manufacturing labels that will look great, and work great, in virtually any kind of printer!
Before buying inkjet or laser compatible labels, the first step is to determine which printer type you are using, or which will best suit your needs. Inkjet and laser printers each cover a broad range of costs and capabilities. If your project requires color, inkjet printers can produce rich, vivid hues and photographic-quality images. If you are looking for high-volume, speed and efficiency, a laser printer is a great solution. Laser printers are also great for printing crisp, dark images in black-and-white.
Most printer types can be easily identified by their model name, often found on the printer itself.
An inkjet printer propels tiny droplets of ink onto the paper during printing, which then must dry. They are the most common type of printer due to their low cost, high quality of output, capability of printing in vivid color, and ease of use. Unfortunately, frequent ink cartridge replacement may drive up the daily operating cost.
Laser printers use a special laser to produce an electrically charged image on a drum, which is then rolled through powdered toner. The toner then fuses onto the paper using heat. Laser printers have traditionally been used for business applications because of high printing speeds and ability to handle large volume printing. In general, laser printers tend to be more expensive than inkjet printers.
|Printer Compatibility Chart|
|Material||Inkjet Compatible||Laser Compatible|
|(WX) White Matte||Yes||Yes|
|(WR) White Matte with Removable Adhesive||Yes||Yes|
|(WG) White Gloss Inkjet||Yes||No|
|(WS) White Gloss Laser||No||Yes|
|(WJ) Weatherproof Matte Inkjet||Yes||No|
|(LP) Weatherproof Polyester Laser||No||Yes|
|(WI) Weatherproof Gloss Inkjet||Yes||No|
|(CL) Crystal Clear Laser||No||Yes|
|(CK) Crystal Clear inkjet||Yes||No|
|(CJ) Clear Matte Inkjet||Yes||No|
|(CX) Clear Laser||No||Yes|
|(BK) Brown Kraft||Yes||Yes|
|(BT) White Laser Blockout||No||Yes|
|(SP) Brushed Silver Waterproof Polyester||No||Yes|
|Pastel Colors (GX, BX, YX, PX)||Yes||Yes|
|Fluorescents (FG, FY, FP, FO, FR)||Yes||Yes|
|True Colors (TB, TC, TE, TG, TY)||Yes||Yes|
|Foils (GF, SF)||No||Yes|
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