Equipment required to print barcodes includes a PC, label printing software and a barcode printer. There are two types of barcode printers available: direct thermal, which is less common and has a shorter lifespan, and thermal transfer, which is more popular and lasts longer.
Make sure your label printing software is compatible with the printer and that you have the correct ribbons to print onto. Also, check that you have the right connections available between your printer and PC. If you are printing barcodes for personal use, you can use a normal printer and sticky address labels to create barcodes using label-making software.