TYPES OF HAND LABELLERS
A retail manager could fid amazingly tedious to find the right models of hand labellers that will suit his needs and more important, the needs of the retail store he works for. There are many types of hand labellers in the market and competition is soaring due to a constant increase in demand for this kind of products.
It is important to consider that maybe one single retail shop could need different models of hand labellers to complete their various tasks inside the store. So a balance between how many models to buy and how many of each model could be hard to achieve, but unfortunately, this is exactly what needs to be done. Managers need to consider first what kind of information they are going to present to their customers in the small labels. Then, they need to take into account how often that information will change, because every change will mean that every single label with the wrong information needs to be changed, thus implying more operative costs to the shop.
Most hand labellers are classified by the number of lines they can print in a single label and by the number of characters they can print on a single line. Some devices can only print numbers while others can print alphanumeric codes and other symbols, like for example currency symbols, making the last ones more versatile. Normally, number of lines printed by hand labellers vary from one to three, and the width of the lines vary between eight and thirty six symbols. They can use previously printed labels with blank spaces between the existing lines where the machines print the prices or other useful information. Most of the labels used are removable, so changing them is not a hard task. They commonly use stickers when faster replacement is required.