Comparison between Bluetooth printer and Wi-Fi printer

Bluetooth printer vs. Wi-Fi printer

One of the most common questions we tend to receive is whether a Bluetooth or WiFi printer is better. Bluetooth and WiFi printers are different in many ways. These two types of wireless printing solutions have different benefits, so deciding which one is better depends on your needs. This article will help you decide on the best printer for your business. Bluetooth printers are very easy to set up and work with, while WiFi printers have their own set of benefits.


How does a Bluetooth label printer work?

Bluetooth label printers are typically the most popular among all types of label printers. They work by using a mobile app downloaded onto your smartphone or tablet. When you print labels with a Bluetooth label printer, your device will connect to the printer via Bluetooth and send the data directly. This means that your device needs to be within 30 feet or so of the printer in order for it to work properly. You can use any device that has Bluetooth connectivity, including Android phones and tablets, iPhones and iPads, and Macs and PCs (Windows or Linux).


How does the WiFi label printer work?

WiFi label printers are also popular among businesses because they allow you to print labels from anywhere in your office or warehouse. The difference between WiFi label printers and Bluetooth label printers is that WiFi printers connect directly to your computer's internet connection instead of using Bluetooth technology. This allows you to send print jobs from anywhere on your network without being within 30 feet of the printer itself. However, there is still some restriction on where you can send print jobs from because many WiFi networks have limited bandwidth (e .g., a business with only one internet connection). So, even though you can send print jobs from anywhere on your network, they may take longer to process than if you were standing next to the printer itself.


Which is faster? 

Both Bluetooth and WiFi printers are fast enough to print out a label instantly. In fact, it's hard to tell the difference between them even when they're printing labels side by side. For example, the  Rollo X1040 Wireless Thermal Label Printer and the MUNBYN ITPP129 Bluetooth label printer both have a maximum print speed of 6 inches per second (IPS). That's fast enough to print out 60 shipping labels per minute. Suppose you need to print faster than that. In that case, you'll have to upgrade your device with better hardware components like more memory or processors that support higher speeds.


Which is more secure? 

WiFi printers can be easily hacked by anyone who wants to do so. The main advantage of Bluetooth printers over WiFi printers is that they are more secure than WiFi printers because they don't broadcast their network name (SSID). If you have ever tried connecting to an unsecured network before, you know how easy it is for someone else to connect to it as well if they know its name. It's like having a street address that everyone knows about but no one has ever visited; anyone can knock on the door without knowing who lives there or what might happen when they come in!


Which is better?

Bluetooth and WiFi label printers are excellent ways to print thermal labels on the go. With a Bluetooth label printer, you can simply connect your smartphone or tablet to the printer and print directly from the device. The benefit of this is that you don't have to worry about the connection, so if you're in a place with poor reception or no reception, then you'll still be able to print labels without any problems.


The main benefit of a WiFi label printer is that it can connect directly to your network and print labels without any wires. This is perfect for businesses that want their employees to be able to print labels wherever they are in the office without having to worry about having a cable connected all the time.


The Bluetooth label printer has several advantages over the WiFi label printer:

  • It has a lower power consumption. Unlike WiFi printers, you don't need to connect it to your WiFi router. Therefore, you don't need to keep it switched on all the time, which translates into lower electricity bills.


  • It has a longer battery life. WiFi label printers usually only last between 6 and 10 hours, while the Bluetooth label printer can work for up to 20 hours on a single charge.


  • It's more secure. Unlike WiFi printers, which third parties can easily hack, Bluetooth printers are secured with 128-bit encryption technology that makes them difficult to hack into.


  • It's easy to use and install. You just need to download an app and connect the device to your smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth. Then, you can print all kinds of labels even without going through any complicated setup process or installation procedure.


  • It supports a wide range of applications and functions (like barcode labels). You can print barcode labels with this type of label printer at any time and place you want — for example, when you're traveling or in an area with no access to an internet connection (like when you're in an underground parking lot).



Bluetooth is simple to set up and use but is more appropriate for small office spaces with a limited number of users. While WiFi takes more time to set up, it can serve more users over a greater range.

The Bluetooth printer is the best choice for most small business owners. The wireless printer can connect to the wireless router and make use of the internet connection in the office. The Bluetooth label printer can be used without any trouble at all.

The Bluetooth label printer will also allow you to print from your smartphone or tablet without having to go anywhere near your computer. You can just take out your device and start printing, as long as it has an app that supports printing.

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