Desktop printers are designed for small print volumes. This type of printer is particularly suitable for printing 1 or 2 rolls of labels per day. The internal label roll diameter is limited to 127mm ;
This results in a running performance of approx. 70m per roll. If the thermal transfer process is used, most printers change to a 74m long ribbon at the same time. In order to minimize the frequency of ribbon changes, some models, e.g. B. the PC42T from Honeywell, the ZD420t from Zebra or the WS4 from Sato support a ribbon length of 300m.