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Pharmacy Laser Labels: Pros and Cons

Discussing the pros and cons of pharmacy laser labels is similar to discussing the benefits and drawbacks of ink jet labels. To get a true impression of the benefits — or lack thereof — you have to go beyond labels and analyze the printing system in which they’re used. Without discussing laser printers and the laser printing process, there’s really nothing to discuss.

With that in mind, we look at using pharmacy laser labels from a wholistic perspective, discussing their pros and cons in relation to the printing process.

  1. Pros of Pharmacy Laser Labels

For busy pharmacies, one of the main benefits of laser labels is that they can be printed fast. Laser printers also excel at printing page-long documents at a high rate of speed. In addition to using them for label printing, you can use laser printers for creating promotional printouts, such as flyers and brochures.

Another benefit is that laser printers are generally capable of printing the greatest number of labels in a period of time, making them perfect for busy retail pharmacies and closed door hospital pharmacies that literally never stop receiving prescription requests.

As an added benefit, laser printers work exceptionally quietly compared to other printers used in pharmacies. Almost no pharmacy would choose a laser printer just because it’s quiet, but printing labels with virtually no sound is a nice bonus.

  1. Cons of Pharmacy Laser Labels

Tend to be more expensive for purchase, maintenance and supplies of cartridges. Many commercial grade laser printers have a large footprint compared to other types of printers. Even so, the size usually isn’t a big deal, unless you need to rearrange the back counter environment to facilitate more efficient movement. A large laser printer could create a hitch in the plans.

Conclusion

Drug Package can design any pharmacy label to work with your software. Whether any type of label and printing system is a good choice requires an evaluation of all factors in the printing system that can impact business.

Aside from the things mentioned above, there may be other factors to consider, too, depending on your needs. We invite you to call us at (800) 325-6237, or send us an email through our contact form, to see if laser is a viable option for your print needs. If it is, we’ll supply you with labels that are the perfect fit. Contact us today!