Printer Compatibility

GroovePacker generates PDFs when you print barcodes, packing slips or pick lists. These PDFs can be printed from your browser or saved. Any connected printer that is able to print a PDF should fully compatible. That said there are some printers designed for this type of printing and their performance, convenience and reliability are outstanding for the price. See our recommendations below.

Printer Recommendations

There are a few items you may be printing in your warehouse. Some are better suited to thermal printing and others to laser printing.

Shipping Labels & Packing Slips: Usually 4x6" Thermal printers are recommended because there is no smudging due to moisture and no ink or toner to refill. You can find them here.

Barcode Labels: If you need to apply barcodes to some or all of your items in house, a thermal printer is again the way to go. The most common label size is 3"X1". You can find them here.

Many small format thermal printers including the one below will accept label stock in both of these sizes. 

This is an excellent model.

We have one for each of our packing stations 

and a backup in case one goes down. We never use the backup.

You may also need to print a receipt and possibly a pick list. These are often printed on standard 8.5 x 11" paper so a laser printer is the most common choice.