Summary: These are top of the line label/barcode printers. They will print direct thermal printing on labels. If you put in a "thermal transfer ribon" it will print dark, sharp labels at 300 dpi with graphics if you want. The transfer ribbons are more permanent and wont fade over time. The transfer ribons come in wax or resin and when combined with the right labels are good for indoor, outdoor, extreeme temps, etc. Software, drivers, firware updates, manuals, etc.