Desktop printer: Smaller than your typical office printer, a desktop barcode printer is a good fit for tight spaces and for businesses that don’t need to print a high volume of barcodes each day. These are a good choice for those in retail, healthcare, security and travel/hospitality industries, and won’t break the bank.

Industrial printer: These are larger workhorse printers that print barcodes at a high-volume, at high speeds, and can do so 24/7 in harsh conditions, ensuring that your manufacturing operations are never halted. Industrial barcode printers also usually come with features like media hangers, rewinders and peelers.

Mobile printer: Best used for printing barcodes on the go, mobile barcode printers are small but durable, able to withstand outdoor conditions and the shock from falls. These can be used in a number of fields, including transportation and logistics, healthcare and government.