Originally Posted by: Diane_Happy
We print hundreds of the OL775CX a day and they all stick/heat up while printing - forcing us to have a dedicated position to "Printer Assistant" to unload and monitor them as they come out.
We are using the Brother HL-3170CDW and would love a recommendation for a printer that will allow us to print this amount of labels at a time, where we don't have to monitor the printer.
Thanks in advance!
I'm sorry to hear about the issue that you're experiencing. Any film based label material is going to experience a buildup of static electricity when being printed with a laser printer, regardless of which printer model you're using. This can make printing large batches of labels somewhat difficult. The static electricity does tend to cause the printed sheets to stick together to some degree, resulting in sheets that won't stack neatly on their own in a printer's output tray.
Unfortunately, I have not discovered a laser printer model that removes this concern entirely. While testing our products I've printed thousands of sheets of the clear matte laser material across printer models from a variety of different popular printer manufacturers, including HP, Brother, Samsung, Xerox, OKI, and Lexmark. When printing large batches of the clear matte laser material I've had to monitor the output of the print job for any film based material.
Certain printer models do produce more static electricity than others. In my experience, Brother laser printers tend to produce an excessive amount of static electricity. As a quick test this morning, I printed a small stack of the clear matte laser material in both my Brother HL-3170 and my HP Color LaserJet M452. While both printers did require the jobs to be monitored, the HP Color LaserJet M452 seemed to produce less static buildup. The sheets didn't stack neatly on their own but they didn't stick together as badly as the sheets printed with the Brother printer model. This allowed for the sheets to be manually stacked significantly easier. I'm not sure if this small improvement would justify purchasing a new printer, but there does appear to be a somewhat significant different in how the sheets handle after being printed.