Authored By: Sarah
15 Jul 2024

 Barcode Label Printer Market Size to grow by USD 1592.6 million between 2024-2028

According to a research report “ Barcode Label Printer Market” by Product (Industrial printers, Desktop printers, Mobile printers) Application (Manufacturing, Transportation and logistics, Retail, Healthcare, Others) Geography (APAC, North America, Europe, South America, Middle East and Africa)- Global Forecast to 2028 published by Technavio, the market size is estimated to grow by USD 1592.6 million, at a CAGR of almost 6.78% during the forecast period. The global barcode label printer market is experiencing significant growth due to the increasing adoption of 2D barcode technology. Notable 2D barcode types, including QR codes, Data Matrix, and Portable Data File (PDF417), are increasingly utilized in retail, healthcare, and transportation and logistics sectors. Among these, QR codes, which can be scanned using mobile devices like smartphones and tablets, have gained immense popularity. Data Matrix barcodes, characterized by a square or rectangular matrix pattern, are predominantly employed for marking small items. PDF417, consisting of four bars with spaces, each 17 units long, is primarily utilized for inventory management in retail, healthcare, and transportation industries.

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By Product, the Industrial printers segment is projected to dominate the market size in 2024

In the manufacturing sector, barcode label printers serve a pivotal role in facilitating efficient production processes. These printers are instrumental in product marking, work-in-process control, carton and pallet labeling, shipping and receiving labeling, inventory control, and document management. By enabling real-time data capture and documentation, barcode printers reduce errors, enhance productivity, and ensure end-to-end traceability. Vendors in the global barcode label printer market offer solutions that automate manufacturing facilities, thereby improving economies of scale and driving growth within the manufacturing segment during the forecast period.

By Application, Manufacturing  segment is expected to hold the largest market size for the year 2024

In the realm of barcode labeling, industrial printers play a pivotal role in high-volume applications such as order labeling and warehouse management. These printers are engineered to withstand harsh environments, making them indispensable in industries like manufacturing, transportation and logistics, and retail. Notable vendors, such as Zebra Technologies and Honeywell International, offer industrial-grade printers, including Zebra's ZT600 Series and Honeywell's PXie Series, PX940, PM43, PM43c, PM23c, and M-Class Mark II. These printers cater to diverse applications, including asset management, compliance labeling, cross-docking, lab sample tracking, receiving and shipping, reverse logistics, work-in-process tracking, inventory management, information labels, order labeling, and quality control. Their error-proof labeling, easy programmability, and advanced networking connectivity and security features make them indispensable tools for businesses seeking efficiency and accuracy in their labeling processes.

APAC is forecasted to hold the largest market size by region in 2024

The Barcode Label Printer market represents a significant business opportunity for technology providers, given the increasing demand for automated data collection and inventory management systems. Companies are investing in advanced barcode label printers to streamline operations, improve accuracy, and enhance customer experience. Key trends include the adoption of wireless and RFID technologies, as well as the integration of cloud-based software solutions. Market growth is expected to remain robust, driven by the expanding e-commerce sector and the need for real-time data access.

The Barcode Label Printer Market growth and forecasting report also includes detailed analyses of the competitive landscape of the market growth and forecasting and information about 20 market companies, including:

  • Avery Dennison Corp.
  • Barcodes Inc.
  • Brady Corp.
  • Brother Industries Ltd.
  • cab Produkttechnik GmbH and Co. KG
  • Citizen Watch Co. Ltd.
  • Datalogic SpA
  • Fujitsu Ltd.
  • Honeywell International Inc.
  • Newell Brands Inc.
  • Panth Enterprise
  • Postek Technologies Inc.
  • SATO Holdings Corp.
  • Seiko Epson Corp.
  • Shandong New Beiyang Information Technology Co. Ltd.
  • Toshiba Corp.
  • TSC Auto ID Technology Co. Ltd.
  • WINCODE Technology Co. Ltd.
  • Zebra Technologies Corp.

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Research Analysis Overview

The Barcode Label Printer Market is a dynamic and innovative industry that leverages modern technologies to meet the demands of various industry verticals. This market encompasses a range of product types, including portable printers, desktop printers, and industrial printers. In the realm of packaged food and consumer goods, barcode labels are essential for efficient production and streamlining of the supply chain. Advancements in technology have led to the integration of robotics and radio frequency identification (RFID) in barcode label printing. Industrial robots are increasingly being used to automate the printing process, reducing production time and wastage. The use of innovative solutions such as UPCs, EANs, 2D codes, Matrix barcode, and Quick Response codes has revolutionized the way businesses manage their inventory and track products. The International Federation for Automatic Identification (AIM) continues to drive the development of new barcode standards and technologies. With the advent of mobile printers, businesses can now print barcodes on-the-go, further enhancing output efficiency and productivity.

Market Research Overview

The Barcode Label Printer Market is witnessing significant growth due to the increasing demand for efficient and innovative barcode printing solutions in various industry verticals. The market offers a wide range of products, including portable printers, desktop printers, and industrial printers. The IMPACT series, for instance, is a popular choice for its high printing speed of 14 ips and 600 dpi resolution. Two popular product types are four-inch desktop printers and industrial printers. Desktop printers like the IMPACT series offer PLC integration, Bluetooth option, and Dual WiFi, making them suitable for ecommerce and manufacturing industries. Industrial printers, on the other hand, are known for their metal build, high ribbon capacity, and ability to handle large volumes of barcode labels, receipts, and barcode tags. Modern technologies such as thermal transfer, laser printing, ink jet, and dot matrix are used in barcode printers. The market caters to various industry verticals, including packaged food, automotive, healthcare, and logistics. Barcode printers are used to print UPCs, EANs, and other barcodes on physical objects, streamlining production time, assembly, and output efficiency while minimizing wastage. Portable printers are increasingly popular in industries requiring on-the-go barcode printing, such as construction and field services. Specialty printers cater to specific needs, such as printing QR codes, 2D codes, and matrix barcodes using camera phones and QR barcode readers. The International Federation of Robotics and Robotics industry are also adopting barcode printers for automation and production processes. Radio frequency identification (RFID) technology is another emerging trend in the barcode label printer market.


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