In the run-up to the test, we defined practical requirements and established the following test criteria:
- Scope of functions
- Print image
In order to be able to evaluate these criteria, we have defined several tests for the marking devices. First of all, the scope of delivery and functionality is checked.
Handling and user-friendliness of the menu and keyboard are assessed. A wide range of printing options is tested in several runs. In addition, the printing speed is measured as well as the length and width of the printing ribbons.
Each marking device must print several meters of tape, with all possible settings
In order to exclude errors and to ensure that the test is not affected by everyday use, each test is carried out in several runs.
The test criteria are given percentages according to their importance. The final mark is finally calculated objectively from the test criteria using an algorithm.
Our product selection is based on the observation of the current market. In addition to popular brand products, we also include insider tips in our selection. Criteria such as price and range of functions are an important factor for us. The test field is also determined by analysis and evaluation of customer reviews and external tests (e.g. Stiftung Warentest).
The devices are purchased anonymously or lent to us by the manufacturer. Dealers and manufacturers have no influence on the tests and our evaluation.
As soon as new relevant products come on the market, our test field will be expanded to include them. The new products undergo the same tests as already tested devices.