Continuous-feed label printers tested by Swiss Post
In principle you can use any printer model that works with the ZPL2 printer language and A6 labels (105 x 148 mm). ZPL2 printers are available from the following manufacturers: Zebra, Citizen, Datamax, COT, Printronix, Wasp etc. In certain, limited circumstances, A7 labels (105 x 74 mm) can also be printed.
|Printer model||Printing volumes||Shipping label format||Product description|
|Zebra GK 420d||smaller||max. print width 104 mm||www.zebra.com|
|Zebra GK 420t||smaller||101,6 x 152 mm||www.zebra.com|
|Brother QL-800||smaller||max. print width 62 mm||www.brother.ch|
|Brother QL-810W||smaller||max. print width 62 mm||www.brother.ch|
|Brother QL-820NWB||smaller||max. print width 62 mm||www.brother.ch|
|Brother QL-1110NWB||average||max. print width 103,6 mm||www.brother.ch|
|Zebra ZT220/ZT230||larger||max. print width 104 mm||www.zebra.com|
|Zebra ZM400||larger||101,6 x 152 mm||www.zebra.com|
You can purchase suitable continuous-feed label printers from the following suppliers (the list is not exhaustive). We have agreed special conditions with some of these suppliers. The best way to find this out is by asking the supplier directly.
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Technical printing specification
The bars must be printed evenly in matt black printing ink with good edge definition.
The code must be printed on a light, matt surface.
The surface can be white, light blue, light yellow or light green.
Greater than 0.7 for a wavelength range between 620 and 900 nm (PCS: print contrast signal; dimensionless value according to DIN 66 236).
Light, matt paper produces the necessary contrast at the very least with a faultless black code printout.
The opacity of the label material for the address with integrated barcode must be at least 0.75 percent (DIN 53 146, ISO 1831).
This value can be lower if the surface of the consignment is white and carries no design or structures.
At least 80g/m²