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TSC Auto ID's new line of 6" thermal

TSC Auto ID Technology have introduced a new line of 6" thermal transfer label transfers to the market (TTP-268M/366M) in the first quarter of 2011 - at a price claimed to be well below that of the competition.

In particular the high-resolution, 300 dpi TTP-366M achieves a printing speed of eight IPS and TSC claim that it is as powerful as the usually more expensive high-end devices of leading manufacturers. The TTP-366M is ideally suitable for 2D barcodes, for small print and for graphics printing.

Many sectors, including industry, logistics and agriculture, today require wide labels with a size of six inches (15.24 centimetres). Since the print also has to remain legible under the most varied weather conditions, very high-resolution and simultaneously powerful thermal transfer printers are required. The high price of the usually high-end devices is, however, a barrier for many potential customers.

With the TTP-366M, TSC Auto ID Technology EMEA GmbH is launching an extremely powerful 6" thermal transfer printer on the market which offers high resolution, a printing speed of 8 IPS and an affordable price. The TTP-366M is above all suitable for demanding applications in which 2D barcodes, small print or graphics printing are required. Its "little brother in the line, the TTP-268M, prints with a resolution of 203 dpi at a speed of 6 IPS.

Two years guarantee

As is usual with TSC Auto ID products, the printers offer a number of extras at a very affordable price. The standard features of the TTP-268M/366M line include a large LCD display, integrated Ethernet, USB 2.0, one parallel interface and one serial interface as well as a PS/2 keyboard interface and an SD flash memory card slot which allows users to upgrade to four GB additional memory at a low price. A GPIO port, a universal input/output standard in the industry, is available as an option. All TSC industrial printers come with a two-year guarantee.

The 6" printers have a large memory of 32 MB DRAM and 8 MB flash which can be used for the simple saving of fonts, international symbols and graphics. The printers support a fully compatible set of standard industry emulations ex works, including the Eltron® and Zebra® languages, which makes it simple to replace older installed software. The TTP 268M/366M line prints 1D and 2D barcodes as well as the more powerfully encoded GS1 DataBar which has been licensed for commercial use since 1 January 2010. The devices are also suitable for wide, transverse barcodes without having to rotate the image.

Rugged and easy to operate

The die-cast aluminium housing of the TTP 268M/366M line flips open easily and thus allows material to be installed easily. Label roll, print head and platen roll can be replaced in seconds. The pressure of the print head can be altered using three user-friendly rotary knobs. Ribbon material and label rolls with an outer diameter of up to 172 millimetres can be used. The ribbon length is 450 metres.