Maxatec has launched two new thermal barcode printers for desktop label printing, the TDP-225 and TDP-225W, which are manufactured by TSC Auto ID Technology Co. Ltd. These low cost, compact printers are said to offer an ideal solution for a wide range of applications including barcode printing for retailers and wristband printing for patient ID and entertainment ticketing.
The two-inch direct thermal label printers are specially designed for compact areas, but at the same time, are packed with features. They are the first low cost compact two-inch desktop printers to offer an optional LCD display to its customers. The LCD is used to present important information about print job status which brings a new level of ease of use to its customers. They also provide the capability to continue to print even if the computer network fails. It simply calls up a stored wristband/barcode printing program from within the printer allowing patient or product information to be entered via a PC keyboard, and it then continues to print the relevant label.
Andrea Percival, managing director of Maxatec said: "These are really neat barcode printers and we are very pleased to add them to our extensive range of printing solutions. There are very few low cost two-inch desktop printers around and I believe that these will be well received in the market place. However, it's not all about cost, it is also important that they are reliable and durable if we are to meet our customers' demands effectively and these two new products fit that criteria."
The TDP-225 and TDP-225W user-friendly clamshell design offers features including inexpensive internal Ethernet adapters for easy integration into network systems, and optional keyboards for printing labels/wristbands in standalone or down-time situations. They are designed to fit into areas other barcode printers cannot, and integrate easily into a wide range of applications. The TDP-225 features large 5'' OD centre biased media capacity and fast 5 inches per second print speed. They both have a 200 MHz processor, standard memory of 4MB FLASH, 8 MB SDRAM and a slot for a MicroSD memory expansion that increases FLASH storage up to 4 GB and support standard industry emulations including Eltron(R) and Zebra(R).
In addition the TDP-225W printer supports full 6.5" OD rolls of wristbands right out of the box. It has an easy-load spring loaded centre biased wristband holder, that supports a one inch core that is common to full 6.5" OD rolls sold by major wristband manufacturers.