South West Labels

Labelling Guns, Thermal Label Printers & Labels

South West Labels are a supplier of labelling guns, thermal label printers & labels. We’re here for retail, industrial and manufacturing businesses. We’re independent, which means impartial recommendations combined with over 30 years experience in supplying these products.

The labelling gun market can be complicated. Many products are known by different names depending on their use. Labelling guns, price guns, pricing guns, label guns, coding guns and batch guns. Our range of products can meet all needs: Simple low use models, durable machines for industry. A wide variety of specialist features including auto-incrementing guns for batch codes.

All equipment is supplied with a one year factory warranty and are designed to give years of reliable and effective service.

Further details of our products can be found on the following pages.

Contact South West Labels

If you have a specific question we are always happy to help and are available by phone on 01736 810334 or by email at


South West Labels provide plain and bespoke pre-printed labels for both labelling gun and hand application use. Our team have many years of experience and can create labels to your specific requirements.  We also keep a number of commonly used designs in stock.  These are available with peelable and permanent adhesives.  Specialist freezer adhesive or weatherproof material for outdoor use is available on request.

There are many areas where simple and cost effective hand held labelling systems can increase efficiency.

Popular pre-printed designs

  • Plain
  • Best Before
  • Use By
  • Batch Number
  • Batch No / Best Before
  • Batch No / Use By
  • Price
  • Quality Control

For the Promotional and Printer market we also offer both thermal transfer and direct thermal labels that are manufactured to compliment a wide range of printers.

Plain label examples

  • Box end
  • Address
  • Description

With regard to bespoke product labelling we can work with your existing artwork and produce labels to your exact requirements.  These can be the finished product or over printed with specific details.

Bespoke labels include

  • Product Description
  • Meat Traceability
  • Sandwich
  • Price / Weigh Scale

To find out which labels work with your labelling guns, please check our Product Compatibility Guide

Please contact us for specialist advice or to request more information.

Label Guns

South West Labels are a Sato approved reseller and supply an extensive range of label guns from all other major manufacturers.

We can meet all needs from simple low use models to more robust or complex machines.  Equipment is supplied with a factory warranty and will give years of reliable service.

Not only do label guns come by many names for example price guns, pricing guns, coding guns and batch guns but they are also supplied in a number of types.

Types of Label Guns

The most basic type is a one-line label gun which is capable of printing between 6 and 10 letters or numbers in a single line. Two-line guns can print two rows of up to 12 characters and three-line label guns are suitable for more complicated labelling solutions, using larger labels with three lines of print.

To find out which labels work with your labelling guns, please check our Product Compatibility Guide

Please contact us for specialist advice or to request more information.

Label Printers

South West Labels are an independent supplier of label printers. We are not tied to any one product or brand.  Whatever your labelling needs, we can find the right printer for you.

Our selection of printers and media allow you to print high quality barcode, product, packing and shipping labels. Our range offers direct thermal and thermal transfer label printers in all forms: Desktop, stand-alone and industrial.


Sato TH2 Label Printers

The TH2 is at the forefront of portable label printing, with an on-board database, it is fully programmable and has plenty of powerful, time-saving features. It’s tiny but mighty.

A summary of the features can be found below, click the video that relates to your industry.

Please contact us for specialist advice or to request more information.

Carbon Ribbons

Carbon Ribbons are also known as printer ribbons and thermal transfer ribbons. These ribbons are for use with thermal label printers and have been manufactured to provide best possible performance and maximise the life of the print head.

Types of Carbon Ribbons

Wax Thermal

Wax ribbons are an ideal solution for low volume printing.  They are made from premium wax and chosen to provide good print quality on a wide range of papers. Wax thermal ribbons can print bar codes, graphics and text in high detail.

Wax Resin Thermal

Wax Resin ribbons are a general purpose ribbon designed for large amounts of printing.  The wax content offers resistance to some solvents whilst providing a versatile solution for use with both paper and film media.

Resin Thermal

Resin carbon ribbons are highly durable and are recommended for extreme and high volume applications such as industrial and manufacturing environments. Resin ribbons provide the best image quality and are compatible with most paper and synthetic media due to the unique resistance to most solvents including alcohol, fats and oils.

Our carbon ribbons are available in different colours which can be matched to your branding theme.

This is just a summary of the features, but every application is different. Please contact us if you require any further help.


Expowest Cornwall – 7-9th Mar, 2017

Posted: 2nd February 2017

Another month, another trade show! This time we’re at Expowest Cornwall in Wadebridge. Expowest Cornwall is a crucial event on the business and social calendar. If you want to get straight to the heart of the Cornish business community, then this is one show you cannot afford to miss. If you’re involved in hospitality and… Read more »

The Source Trade Show – 8-9th Feb, 2017

Posted: 4th January 2017

We’re heading to The 2017 Source Trade Show in Exeter! The 2017 Source trade show provides the perfect mix of passionate producers, alongside the hottest hospitality and catering companies, and the freshest food service. Meet key South West, UK and international food and drink producers, as well as service providers, alongside a superb selection of… Read more »

Bako Western Trade Show – 9th Oct, 2016

Posted: 26th July 2016

Bako Western are hosting their annual trade show in Collumption, Devon. It’s a huge meeting of vendors, suppliers and manufacturers to the baking industry. We’re expecting record numbers in both exhibitors and visitors. South West Labels will be there as the Bako Western approved supplier of Printers and Labels. Bakeries have been taking advantage of… Read more »


If you would like more information about labelling guns, thermal label printers or product labels and would like to speak to a real (and friendly) human being, please call us or use the form below and we will call you back.

South West Labels
Office A,
Trereife Business Park,
TR20 8TB


T: 01736 810334