Novatech and Zebra's Partnership for Industrial Excellence

Novatech and Zebra's Partnership for Industrial Excellence

In an era characterized by rapid digital transformation, the interplay between hardware and software shapes the efficiency and productivity of any industrial environment. Among the many critical pieces of hardware that contribute to this efficiency, thermal printers often play an unsung yet pivotal role. Novatech, a leading IT solutions provider, takes immense pride in partnering with Zebra Technologies, a global leader in the thermal printers segment. This alliance aims to provide businesses with an array of high-performing thermal printers, purpose-built for industrial and high-use applications.


Zebra Thermal Printers: A Class Apart

Zebra’s extensive range of thermal printers are renowned for their robust performance and durability. Leveraging over 50 years of industry experience, Zebra’s products are meticulously designed to offer unmatched printing solutions for various industries. Here are the six most popular Zebra thermal printers typically purchased for industrial applications:

  • Zebra ZT600 Series
  • Zebra ZT510 Series
  • Zebra ZT400 Series
  • Zebra ZT200 Series
  • Zebra ZT100 Series
  • Zebra 220Xi4

Choosing the Right Thermal Printer: Factors to Consider

The selection of a thermal printer extends beyond a mere hardware purchase—it’s a strategic investment that can significantly influence your operational efficiency. To ensure you derive maximum value from this investment, here are some critical factors to consider:

  • Printing Volume: Every printer is engineered to handle a specific workload. Matching your print volume with the printer’s capacity prevents underutilization or overload, thereby optimizing performance and prolonging the device’s lifespan.
  • Printing Speed: The printing speed directly impacts your team’s productivity. A faster printer can reduce waiting time for labels, improve labor utilization and cost-efficiency. However, speed should not compromise print quality, hence striking the right balance is crucial.
  • Print Size: Print tasks vary in size requirements. Ensure your printer can accommodate your largest needed media width. If your operations occasionally require 6″ labels, investing in a 6″ label printer would be prudent.
  • Durability: Zebra’s thermal printers are renowned for their durability and high quality, borne out of their rich heritage and superior maintenance record. A durable printer reduces long-term costs associated with repairs and replacement.
  • Cost: While the upfront cost of the device is important, consider the long-term value that the printer offers. Industrial thermal printers are designed for longevity, with most costs associated with the printing medium rather than the device itself.
  • Software Compatibility: Seamless integration with your existing software ecosystem is essential for smooth operations. Ensure the printer is compatible with the applications you use the most.

What are common thermal printing applications?

Thermal printers have a broad spectrum of applications across various sectors.

  • Transportation and Logistics: Thermal printers are used for picking and packing, rental car returns, ticketing, inventory management, and proof of delivery. In manufacturing, they serve compliance labeling, quality assurance, parts management, and work-in-progress tracking.
  • Healthcare: Thermal printer uses include patient identification, lab testing, asset management, specimen labeling, and access control.
  • Retail and Hospitality: This sector utilizes thermal printers for product pricing, point of sale transactions, receipts, ID badges, and membership cards.
  • Government: Common applications involve supply chain management, emergency management, code inspections, and E-citations.
  • Warehouse: This sector uses thermal printers for picking and packing, inventory management, cross-docking, and stocking.

Our partnership with Zebra, characterized by mutual trust and shared expertise, enables us to provide industry-leading thermal printing solutions that translate into tangible business benefits. With a track record for durability, cost-efficiency, and superior performance, Zebra’s thermal printers, backed by Novatech’s unwavering support, offer a winning combination to empower your enterprise.

In conclusion, our mission at Novatech is to facilitate your success. We understand that every detail matters in an industrial environment and that the right thermal printer can make a significant difference. Leveraging Zebra’s industry-leading thermal printers and our deep-seated expertise, we are committed to helping you optimize your operations, enhance productivity, and drive business growth.


Choose Novatech. Choose Success. Discover how we can help you transform your industrial printing operations today.


Absolutely. We advise using OEM supplies for optimal printer performance and longevity. Our experience shows that OEM supplies significantly reduce the need for interventions, leading to seamless operations.

Zebra’s Print DNA technology greatly simplifies device management and deployment. This feature enables enhanced integration with common cloud-based apps, fortifies security against cyber threats, provides comprehensive management metrics to fix printers swiftly, and aids in optimizing the emulation of older languages in the printer. Additionally, it streamlines deployment with easy setup wizards and profiles.

Choosing a Zebra thermal printer through Novatech goes beyond a mere purchase—it signifies the beginning of a strategic partnership. We work closely with your team, offering expert advice and guidance to help you select the most suitable thermal printers for your needs. Our commitment extends beyond the point of sale, ensuring that you receive ongoing support and service to keep your operations running smoothly.


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