Labels for Less with Arkscan’s 2054A-LAN Thermal Shipping Label Printer

Feel less sticker shock from your label printer


editors choice horizontal 4.0 EXCELLENT

By William Harrel – August 11, 2020


Arkscan 2054A-LAN Thermal Shipping Label Printer Review at PCMag

THE BOTTOM LINE

A plain-vanilla label printer with robust connectivity and low running costs, the Arkscan 2054A-LAN is a strong choice for professional settings, notably shipping.

MSRP $259.00

PROS

    • Huge selection of easy-to-load label stock
    • Decent print quality
    • Robust label-design software
    • Wide range of applications and connectivity
    • Works with lots of shipping software and platforms
    • Zebra label-printer emulation

CONS

    • Lacks Mac software

The Arkscan 2054A-LAN Thermal Shipping Label Printer ($259) is a professional-grade machine with much in common with the Zebra GC420d Direct Thermal Printer reviewed here in early 2018, and a direct competitor to the Editors’ Choice Brother QL-820NWB and QL-1110NWB. (Both of those are comparably featured and priced networkable label printers.) All four of these machines, in addition to Brother’s other QL-series models, make terrific shipping-label printers. They also support several other label types, from simple file-folder tabs to small signs and container content tags. The Arkscan handles a wide range of labeling tasks, and it supports label rolls and die-cut fanfold stacks from third-party vendors, which helps reduce running costs. Overall, it’s a versatile labeler at a respectable price, and a host of connectivity options make it available to everybody in your office. It earns an Editors’ Choice as our latest favorite midrange professional label printer.


Read the entire review at PCMag


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