The label printer is a special purpose printer that has been formatted to print labels, tags and bar codes on self-adhesive labels, card stock, rolled stock and tear sheet stock. Other label printers are engineered to print on film and foil substrates.
Label printers typically interface with computers to process its print jobs or operate as stand alone devices through its built in operating system. The latter refers to a Label Maker. Thermal printing technology is at the heart of the label printer operation.