Printing One Label At A Time Follow

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Right now we print labels from Bartender / Commander at the start of our manufacturing process.  That printing results in a number of box labels that can vary, usually 1 to 100.  Those labels then travel around our shop floor, some are attached to product at one operational stop, and then remainder is attached at another operational stop over the life of the manufacturing process for the item being manufactured.  We are looking at placing printers at each stop where labels are attached, and then printing at each individual operational stop. However, as we've discussed the process of attaching labels, we'd also like to eliminate the manual step of peeling labels.  What I'm wondering is it possible to trigger our printing in such a way so that labels are spit out one at a time, peeled?  In other words, one label would come out of the printer which the operator would attach to the product which would then trigger the printing of the next label until all labels have been dispensed?   

 

 

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You need a special label printer to do this.  There is a sensor on the printer that spits one label at time.  We do this using a small desktop printer in manufacturing.  Most Zebra printers can be purchased with this option.

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What type of printer are you using?

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I understand . . . I need a printer with a "taken sensor".  Thanks.

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Zebra GK420

 

https://www.zebra.com/us/en/products/printers/desktop/advanced-desktop-printers.html

 

they are not nearly as robust as the 105SL but they are easier to deal with for label changes as long as you build something to backfeed the label roll.

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