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Bixolon Launches New Compact SLP-TX420 Label Printer

Posted March 8, 2017

The SLP-TX420 is engineered to meet the growing use of smart devices in the printing industry, so is compatible with Mac-based PCs, Android-based tablet PCs, Windows and Linux. It also supports USB dongle-typed WLAN wireless communication as well as basic wired communication.

In addition, Bixolon’s new desktop label printer is equipped with functions such as Smart Media Detection, which distinguishes the type of label and length of paper (gap, black mark, continuous forms, etc) and implements printing work automatically. Other features include auto-recognition of the major programming languages such as ZPL and EPL and output function.

The Energy Star-certified SLP-TX420 features a 242 ft. printing ribbon and print speeds of up to 7″ per second, 17 percent faster than comparable models found in the market according to Bixolon.

The SLP-TX420 also includes Bixolon’s complementary label design program, Label Artist, which can retrieve and print out databases prepared in a file format of Excel, Text or Access.

It is intended for high-frequency printing with the improved durability of major printing components. In addition, it features fast data processing due to a high-capacity memory (64MB SDRAM, 128MB FlashROM) and is capable of printing labels for an extended period of time with the exterior long-length paper using an optional accessory.

Bixolon chief executive officer JS Oh said: ‘People have been thinking that desktop printers are less reliable compared to high-priced industrial printers. However, users of Bixolon’s desktop label printer are highly satisfied by its compact size, work effectiveness, durability and user convenience.


Epson Introduces TM-T20II Ethernet Plus POS Printer

Posted January 20, 2017

Epson has announced their new TM-T20II Ethernet Plus single station thermal receipt printer ideally suited for small to medium retail and hospitality businesses. It offers seamless connectivity for printing directly from tablets, mobile devices and web-based applications. It also enables customers to add wireless connectivity without having to replace their printers or interfaces. The new printer is available from Epson authorized channel partners in mid February.

The TM-T20II Ethernet Plus incorporates Epson’s unique ePOS Print Service technology,which supports web-based printing from any mobile device. In addition to built-in Ethernet, it includes a USB host port as standard, which provides customers the ability to add wireless connectivity through the use of an Epson wireless adapter (OT-WL02). Mobile POS configurations enable switching from legacy PC POS to mobile POS systems with ease. With low total power consumption, reduced paper usage and options to add coupons to receipts, the TM-T20II Ethernet Plus is the ideal receipt printer for small-to-medium enterprises.

“Ethernet is quickly becoming one of the most popular connectivity options,” said Gregg Brunnick, director of product management for POS Printers and Robotics, Epson America Inc. “As this standard is now incorporated into our new TM-T20II Ethernet Plus with the option of adding wireless connectivity, customers in a variety of industries can enjoy all the benefits, including efficiency, low cost, convenience, and enhanced mobility that are so important for a successful POS environment.”

TM-T20II Ethernet Plus Key Features

  • Flexible connectivity with built-in Ethernet and a USB host port providing merchants with the ability to add wireless connectivity through an Epson wireless adapter (OT-WL02)
  • Utilizes Epson’s ePOS Print technology for printing from mobile devices and web-based applications
  • Easy connectivity of mobile devices over the wireless network using Epson’s “Simple AP” functionality
  • Print options support couponing and promotional messaging to be added to receipts (Windows only)
  • Provides options to reduce paper usage by up to 30%
  • Low total power consumption with standby power reduced by 80% over the predecessor model
  • Mobile POS friendly printer compatible with IOS, Android and Windows mobile devices
  • All-in-one-box accessories and software
  • Print speed up to 200mm/sec

Star’s New TSP650IIcloudPRNT, Thermal Receipt Printer

Posted October 25, 2016

Star has recently introduced cloudPRNT, an innovative technology enabling users to print to Star printers directly through a cloud service. The first product to be released, the TSP650IIcloudPRNT thermal printer retrieves and prints orders from any online ordering service integrating Star’s communication protocol. cloudPRNT will work with the online ordering service to store and create print jobs, and communicate status with the printer. Cloud ordering services will post orders using a JSON format while the Star cloudPRNT printer will pull these orders on a defined interval.

Star’s TSP650IIcloudPRNT provides benefits to both restaurants and retail stores alike by eliminating the need for an extra tablet to send an online order to the printer. Instead, the ordering service will be able to communicate directly to the printer. In addition, the product allows payment providers to deploy a very simple payment solution with printer receipts at any mobile point of sale location.


Honeywell Thermal Printers: Upgrade in an Instant

Posted January 13, 2016

When your thermal barcode printer is coming to the end of its life it’s easy to get stuck in the mindset that you should just stick with the same model and brand. Thing is, thermal printers are constantly being improved with every new generation of models. Faster print speeds, easier media loading, and printer language emulations are just a few of the areas where improvements are continuously being made.

No matter what printer you are currently using, upgrading to a Honeywell thermal printer has never been easier. In this video, see just how easy it is to make this upgrade, and enjoy the speed and ease-of-use advantages that Honeywell thermal printers deliver.


Honeywell’s New Affordable PC42t Desktop Label Printer

Posted October 19, 2015

Based on more than 40 years of barcode printing innovations, the PC42t desktop printer sets new standards for user-friendliness and affordability. Exceptionally compact and easy to use, this printer is simple to install and is ready to print quickly. Quiet, reliable operation and intuitive design make the PC42t the right fit for light-duty labeling applications in a variety of industries.

Designed for use in environments where affordability is key, the PC42t is a light-duty printer ready for retail shelf price labeling, general office packing and shipping labeling, and distribution center barcode labeling applications. Well-suited for companies and small-business owners who are looking to upgrade to thermal printing from inkjet or laser printers for the first time, the PC42t is easy to setup and inexpensive to own.

  • A Great Value – The PC42t is an economical solution for light-duty thermal printing applications.
  • Flexible Media Support – Supports a wide range of media, including 12.7 mm (0.5 in) or 25.4 mm (1 in) ribbon cores (depending on the model).
  • Well Connected –  Industry-standard connectivity includes USB host and device, and options for Ethernet, parallel and serial communication.
  • Simple to Reload and Maintain – Easy to use, with a quick-opening design for media replenishment.
  • Wide Printer Language Compatibility – Supports ESim (EPL), ZSim (ZPL-II) and Direct Protocol (DP) print languages for maximum compatibility.

How to: Loading Ribbon and Media in the Datamax-O’Neil E-Class

Posted August 18, 2015

The E-Class Mark III is a family of compact desktop thermal printers that are designed for a wide variety of industries and applications that require a reliable and cost effective barcode printer. Datamax-O’Neil applied its industrial printer expertise to provide customers with an entry level printer that has the features and reliability normally found in more expensive printers. The E-Class Mark III is affordable to own, easy to use and economical to operate.


TSC Alpha-3R Mobile Printer Helps NGOs Deliver Aid to Thousands in Nigeria

Posted May 29, 2015

TSC Alpha-3R Portable Label PrinterRed Rose, a 30-year-old UK-based company, has turned to TSC and its Alpha-3R mobile printer to assist in its humanitarian mission to help some of the world’s largest non-governmental organizations (NGOs) deliver cash and other forms of aid to thousands of suffering families in Nigeria.

The nucleus of Red Rose’s logistics effort is an e-money solution, called ONEsystem, an encrypted web-based platform that enables NGOs to distribute cash and other forms of aid to beneficiaries via vouchers, smart cards, and SMS mobile money.

How ONEsystem works

After a beneficiary is registered and a “beneficiary profile” created, he or she receives a smart card or wristband that makes it easy to access cash and purchase food and other necessities electronically.

Local vendors are equipped with handheld terminals to input orders, and the recipient swipes his smart card over the terminal to complete the purchase. TSC’s Alpha-3R thermal printer then prints two multi-language receipts – one for the vendor and another for the beneficiary. ONEsystem is fully customizable, easy to install and can be quickly integrated into new and existing emergency-response programs, regardless of the scope of the program or crisis.

Performance of the Alpha-3R

Red Rose has ordered 50 Alpha-3R units so far, and the printer continues to perform extremely well, despite Nigeria’s harsh environmental conditions. The mobile printer is easy to operate, even for non-trained users. It is durable, lightweight and equipped with Bluetooth technology, which supports direct network-independent printing.

Equipped with high-capacity 7.4V/2500 mAh rechargeable Lithium Ion battery, a fully charged Alpha-3R can operate two days in harsh conditions. The printer also features a tough IP54-rated environmental case that is built to resist dust and moisture.




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