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What are the advantages of different pricing guns?
The advantages of different pricing guns are vast. Price is probably one of the most important for many small business owners, while reliability and speed may be the thing to look for if you are going to be pricing and labeling massive quantities of inventory and products.

Other advantages of different pricing guns may be the amount of digits that a particular price gun can print, or the number of lines the guns have the ability to print. If you need alpha numeric bands some pricing guns offer these as stock bands while others may charge for customization. Some price marking guns have the ability to print time and date stamps, while others can print prices with the most used measurements.

The following are the brands of pricing guns we offer and their different advantages:

Monarch pricing guns are the industry leader, Monarch has been on the market for over 25 years and makes some of the easiest to use pricing guns. Monarch pricing guns are also very economical and are available in one, two or three line models.

XL Pro pricing guns all come with a 5 year manufacturers warranty, that warranty includes free price gun repair. Besides for the great warranty XL Pro pricing guns are the easiest on the market to load price labels into. XL Pro pricing guns also have great custom printing bands including full or half alpha numeric band options. XL Pro also makes the only pricing gun on the market that can print 14 digits.

Towa pricing guns are made for tough high volume price marking or inventory coding jobs. Towa pricing guns have a unique look in that they are made mostly of metal, they are tough, lightweight and long lasting. Towa Pricing guns only come in 3 different models making the choosing process a little less harrowing.

Meto pricing guns are known for their uniquely shaped pricing labels. The Meto pricing labels are wavy edged and eye catching, making them a great choice for folks trying different promotions. Meto pricing guns are also known for their bold and clear printing.

Sato pricing guns are extremely customizable. All Sato pricing guns come with a 2 year warranty. Sato pricing guns can be customized with alpha and numeric bands, half alpha, full alpha- pretty much anything you want.
How do I determine which price label I need?
Determining which price label you need depends on a few things. If you have the pricing gun already, just read the number off the side of the pricing gun and that is the model of price label you will use. From the model number of the pricing gun we can tell if the price gun you are using takes a one, two or three line price label. Once you have determined what price marking gun you have, the rest is depends on what you will be using the label for.

Are you using the price label to mark sale prices, time and date stamps, inventory coding, expiration dates or are you printing alpha or numeric digits on the price label.

Pricing labels can be customized in many different ways. Removable adhesives to make removal of the price label from products easy and clean. Security slits make the price label tamper proof. Custom colors are available.

It is also very common to personalize pricing labels with your company name, logo, phone number or website. This is usually done to remind customers where they purchased the product and is used for customer retention.
Which price marking gun is the best?
This is a very common question and there is no correct way to really answer this question. Pricing guns are used for more then just pricing, coding, expiration dates, inventory tracking and times are just a few ways that pricing guns can be used. Pricing guns are used in many different situations as well including, warehouses, retail establishments, greenhouses, cold storage and food service locations. Please contact our friendly customer service representatives or use our cool live chat feature to pose your questions without ever picking up the phone or waiting for an email response.

Here is a general overview of the pricing gun brands and what they are primarily used for.

Monarch pricing guns come in multiple models and band configurations for each model. This means you can have different pricing gun models within the same line using the same pricing labels, yet printing completely different things. Many Monarch pricing guns have the ability to print time, date and units of measurement. Monarch pricing guns are known for their low price and ease of use.

XL Pro pricing guns all come with a 5 year manufacturers warranty which includes free price gun repair. XL Pro pricing guns are very customizable and come in many different models. XL Pro makes over 30 different pricing guns for all of your pricing, coding and inventory tracking needs. XL Pro also makes the only pricing gun that can print 14 digits.

Towa pricing guns are known for their durability. Towa pricing guns are the only guns on the market that made of metal. Their tough quality construction and smooth operating action, make them the king for high volume usage. XL Pro pricing guns come in 3 different models which makes it less harrowing to find the pricing gun right for you.

Sato pricing guns are fully customizable. Sato pricing guns can print, pretty much anything you choose and are small compact and easy to use and store.

Meto pricing guns are predominantly used for eye catching promotional labeling. Meto pricing guns are known for their wavy edged price labels and the way they help impulse buyers see prices. Meto pricing guns print in large and clear bold digits to make prices very visible from far away.
What are the advantages of 2 line price labels?
Two line pricing labels are very versatile and contain many advantages over one and three line pricing labels. The top line of the price label is usually used to code or date items. The amount of digits printed on the top line varies from 5-14 digits. The XL Pro 37-47 price marking gun has the ability to print 14 digits on the top line of the price label which is the most of any pricing gun.

The top line of the price label can also be used for date or time coding as well as expiration dates. The bottom line of the price label, depending on the usage of the top line is usually used for pricing.

Two line pricing labels are most popular when used for sale price and price comparisons. The biggest advantage of two line pricing labels is the ability to print the sale price and regular price on the same label. Printing of the competitor’s price and “our” price are also common ways to utilize the versatility of the two line pricing label.

The two line pricing label can also feature your stores or companies name in the middle of the label between the two lines. Logos and phone numbers can also be printed in the middle of the two line price label, making it very popular for companies trying to gain brand recognition and customer retention by allowing customers to remember where the product was purchased.
How many price labels come in a case?
Price marking labels typically come 16 rolls per box; each box contains 17,000 price labels and 15 boxes per case. Boxes of price labels are sometimes called sleeves or packages, rolls of price labels are used to refill the actual pricing gun. One ink roller for your pricing gun is usually included with each price label order.

The more price labels you buy the cheaper it is, we offer the most competitive prices in the industry with wholesale prices for non-bulk orders.

Right now we are offering a special on price labels. Buy three boxes of price labels get one box free.
Do you repair pricing guns?
We do repair price marking guns, however it is usually more cost effective to replace the pricing gun. Most pricing guns come with a one year warranty which includes price gun repair. The XL Pro price guns come with a 5 year warranty, which is the best in the price marking industry.

Sato pricing guns are extremely customizable. All Sato pricing guns come with a 2 year warranty. Sato pricing guns can be customized with alpha and numeric bands, half alpha, full alpha- pretty much anything you want.
What can I do about my price gun jamming?
We would not recommend taking the pricing gun apart as there are many small parts that are impossible to put back together without knowledge of price marking gun mechanics.

First remove any labels you may have in the price gun, turn it upside down so that any loose labels may fall out. Work the action a few times and make sure there are no price labels stuck in the rear of the gun that spits out the used price label back paper.

If that does not work, there a few steps you can try to diagnose the problem with your price gun jamming. Using a small file, (some pricing guns come with one for this purpose) to try and see if any labels are caught in the opening is one thing you can do.

We would also recommend trying to lubricate the moving parts of the price gun. We do offer gun repair and usually price gun jams can be taken care of quite quickly. Most pricing guns come with a 1 year warranty which includes free price gun repair during that period. XL pro pricing guns come with a 5 year warranty and therefore the repair is free.
How do I get price labels off, once they are stuck on the product?
All price marking labels, unless specifically noted come with security slits to allow for easy removal and at the same time to prevent price switching due to the fact that upon removal the labels will split apart.

To remove a price marking label without damaging your products surface, make sure to use a plastic scraper. Monarch, which is one of the more popular pricing gun and label manufacturers- makes scrapers for this purpose, but any plastic device with a good edge will do. Try using a plastic knife, and wetting the label for easier removal.

If you know that you will be removing pricing labels from products often, specify this when ordering because removable adhesives are available for most pricing labels.
Will the price label stick to frozen foods?
The first question to ask is whether or not the price labels will be applied to products that are already frozen. Although all price labels will stick to frozen products, synthetic price labels are recommended for usage on products already frozen. If the pricing or inventory label will be applied to a product at room temperature and then frozen, regular stock labels should be used.
What price label can be used in hi humidity?
We have several customers that own greenhouses and other stores which require products to be placed in high humidity environments. We recommend using synthetic pricing labels if marking products that will be located in high humidity environments.
I need to date code my item, what pricing gun do you recommend?
The following is a list of the pricing guns that feature the ability to print time, date or both. As always most of the pricing guns we sell can have their printing bands customized to include time or date.

XL Pro date and time pricing guns

XL Pro makes the 22V pricing gun which has the ability to print both time and date. This XL Pro is a one line pricing gun that can print 8 characters.

Monarch date and time pricing guns

The 1110-06 is a one line pricing gun which prints 8 digits including month and year.

Monarch also makes the 1131-02 pricing gun which prints 8 digits on one line, it can print both time and date.

The 1135-02 pricing gun can print 6 digits on each line with a date stamping ability on the top line.

The 1136-02 is a two line pricing gun which prints two lines with 8 digits on each line, this pricing gun can print just date.

The 1155-03 is a two line pricing gun which can print 12 digits on each line including dates.

The 1158-02 is a three line pricing gun which can print 12 digits on each line including time.

Many other pricing guns feature a back slash which may used for dating as well- the pricing guns listed above have specific bands for time or dates.
I need a pricing gun for inventory in my warehouse, what price marking gun do you recommend?
It really depends on how many digits you need for your inventory making needs. For basic inventory marking with one line we usually recommend the Monarch 1131 pricing gun which, prints 8 digits and is very easy to load and use. Its basic design and durable construction make the Monarch 1131 pricing gun ideal for basic one line inventory marking.

For a two line basic inventory marking we would recommend the XL Pro 25EE pricing gun. The XL Pro 25EE pricing gun can print two lines of ten digits each. All XL Pro pricing guns come with a 5 year manufacturers warranty which includes full gun repair.
I need a price marking gun, to show sale price, regular price, which price marking gun do you recommend?
In this case it is actually the labels that are more important. In order to mark 2 prices on a product you may want to use a 2 line label, this will allow you to show regular and sale prices on the same label. One line price labels are great for promotional pricing. Three line labels may be used to show two prices and some coding numbers on the price label.

If you are seeking a promotional labeler, look no further than the Monarch 1138 one line pricing gun. The Monarch 1138 promotional pricing gun prints 5 bold large digits. Monarch 1152 series pricing guns are great for promotions as well, they print jumbo serrated edged price labels.
Do you print custom price marking labels?
Yes we do print custom price marking labels. We can customize color, and imprint color. We can also print your companies name or logo on price labels. Phone numbers, email addresses and websites are also commonly printed on pricing labels. Customizing pricing labels gives you an edge when trying to retain customers; a customer can look on the label and see where they bought the product.
I can’t find my price marking gun number
Pricing gun model numbers are usually laser etched onto the side of the gun. If the number is not there, try looking on the plastic dial above the printing bands.
What are the most amounts of digits that a price marking gun can print?
Pricing gun model numbers are usually laser etched onto the side of the gun. If the number is not there, try looking on the plastic dial above the printing bands.
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