Zebra ZD500R RFID Printer Review

Zebra’s new compact RFID printer, the ZD500R has been out for a while, but I’ve only just gotten my hands on one to check out. Big Z has been releasing a number of new models of late, but this is one I’ve been looking forward to – ever since the original Zebra GX printer promised […]

Zebra ZT400 Printer – Review

In the barcode printer business, the mid-range industrial sector is one of the most important and also one with potential to grow as companies step up from desktop printers and scale down from the heavy super industrial models. The printer manufacturers have come up with several mid-range models of late – Intermec’s PM43 and Sato’s […]

Hands-on with the Sato CL4NX

I don’t recall ever having a new Sato printer in the office to check out, so this was a bit of a treat. The Sato CL4NX is a brand new industrial class of thermal transfer label printer, designed to compete with products such as the Datamax-O’Neil I-Class, Zebra ZM400 (soon to be replaced by the […]

VP700 Memjet Label Printer Review

The capability to be able to reliably print colour labels on demand has been a holy grail for many people for some time – check out my thoughts on the issue that I wrote here, for example. At the moment, there are a lot of Memjet powered printers coming on the market, and I had […]

Review – Datamax Performance Series STp.1120n

With the recent acquisition of Source Technologies, Datamax-O’Neil has got hold of an innovative line up of label printers. I posted some thoughts on the acquisition a while ago and we now have one of the new printers to check out. Our demo printer is the STp.1120n (I hope Datamax switches to easier to remember […]

VIPColor VP495 Printer Review

Over the last few years, we’ve gotten involved in several applications needing colour labels to be printed. There certainly seems to be an increase in the demand for colour – GHS labeling being just one application. One of the problems for us has been that the equipment available for on-demand colour printing, has just not really been up to […]

Motorola DS9808-R Review

While the Auto ID industry has come up with a whole lot of useful RFID readers over the last few years, a simple scanner type reader has not materialized. For a while we used the unit sold by our friends at Tharo, poor quality, made in China, but got the job done. When the Tharo […]

Honeywell 8650 Ring Scanner Review

I’m always surprised that products like the Honeywell 8650 scanner are not more widely used – they seem to be a concept that could make life easier for a large group of users. Imagine that you work in a busy warehouse or distribution center. A big part of your day consists of moving boxes or […]

Zebra ZT200 Series Printer – Hands On Review

It isn’t everyday that Zebra Technologies comes up with a new printer model, so we were pleased to have the chance to check out a couple of examples from the new ZT200 line. The ZT200s sit at the lower end of Zebra’s line of printers, starting just above the plastic clamshell GX series and going […]

Intermec PM43 Printer Review

It had seemed to me that Intermec was getting tired of the barcode printer business…I got the impression that the company was way more focused on their mobile computing…The good news is that there seems to be a change…