You will need a label printer that supports Zebra Programming Language (ZPL). Any printer under the “ZPL” or “ZPL and EPL” listings from Zebra Benchling can support. However, there are also printers made by other manufacturers that support ZPL.
Please use the following resources to help locate the specific Zebra-brand printer that your lab will need:
Zebra Printer Brochure: Zebra Printer Brochure.pdf
Desktop Printers: compact, simple to operate, reliable and cost effective
Industrial printers: ideal for a wide variety of high- to mid-volume industrial applications in manufacturing, transportation, logistics, government, retail, healthcare
Mobile printers: provide portable printing for a variety of barcode needs
Card printers: print secure ids, gift cards, financial cards, personnel badges with single-sided or double-sided plastic card printing.
To be compatible with Benchling's label printing capabilities, the printer purchased must fit the following criteria:
(Recommended) Ethernet connection
USB is supported as an alternative, but will not be scalable
Uses thermal transfer
Recommended Printer: Any printer that support Zebra's "Link-OS" is acceptable. However, our recommendation is the ZD420 series. This printer series can support many connectivity options in the long term.
Ultimately, you should choose the Zebra printer that best suits your lab and workflow.