As part of its on-going strategy to target further growth in emerging global markets, such as China, India, Korea and South America, Allen Coding will be showing its high performance XL-Series of thermal transfer units for the first time. The new models feature advanced Unicode capability and iView colour touch screen for easy real-time and variable multi language printing. Other equipment on display will include the popular Hitachi RX-S inkjet printer, ICON laser coder and TJ thermal inkjet printers.

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Suitable for all intermittent applications within overseas food, pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries, Allen’s XL-Series does not compromise on print or system quality despite being an impressive 35% less expensive than other thermal transfer systems.

As well as a two component, space saving design, the XL-Series offers several exciting new features, including iView colour touch screen with simple-to-use graphical user interface for  convenient multi-printer operation, Ethernet and USB connectivity, and duel processors (one for communication and one for printing) to ensure high speed performance.

While many thermal transfer technologies advertise they are ‘Unicode-ready’, it normally means that language characters are used as locked images. This does not mean they offer true real-time, variable print Unicode capabilities.

The XL-Series was specially designed to provide seamless Unicode performance for high speed printing of variable information in an impressive number of languages. In addition, a simple design and robust construction helps meet the requirements of most industrial coding applications.”

Different control unit options allow us to match global customers’ needs, whether they prefer to specify a user friendly handset, or control the printer from the comfort of the office via a PC.

The iView touch screen can be configured in English, German, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, Swedish, Russian, Korean and Arabic. Additional user-interface languages are regularly added and specific languages can be included on request.

Featuring a highly robust, industrial design and up to 600 metres ribbon capacity for extended use with minimal downtime, Allen’s XL-Series provides reliable and accurate printing of barcodes, sell-by dates, batch numbers, prices, source codes and other text and graphics, including Julian date and 2D Datamatrix codes, at speeds up to 450 prints per minute and 5mm print height.

There are three models in the latest upgrade: the 53XL80U features a maximum print area of 53mm x 80mm and comes with an unprecedented two-year warranty; the 53XL40 features a print area of 53mm x 40mm, whilst the 53XLC is a continuous version with print area of 53mm x 80mm.

The RX-S continuous ink jet printer is specially designed for accurate reproduction of a wide range of fonts in multiple languages, as well as bar codes and 2D DataMatrix codes, logos and graphics directly onto uneven or flexible substrates including glass, plastics, metal and rubber. Developed for today’s exceptionally fast and challenging production environments, the RX-S provides high speed printing, as well as superior print head technology for stable drop placement and print quality.

Developed as an ideal first introduction to laser technology, the ICON laser system is easy to use, fast and priced competitively with ink jet printers. Specially designed for small character coding, ICON features an integrated colour touch screen and intuitive interface with context sensitive menus for ease of navigation. ICON uses high performance optics, powerful hardware and advanced, low overhead software to enable its core laser to meet the high speeds of most production lines. Meanwhile, its compact design means it can be installed in locations where space is limited.

The TJ non-contact thermal inkjet printers feature an easy-to-change ink cartridge for 300 dpi high resolution printing on both porous and non-porous substrates. Completely self-contained, with speed and product detection adjusted via internal sensors, or expandable with the optional accessories hub, the TJ500 can print up to five horizontal lines of characters, whilst the TJ1000 is capable of printing up to ten. Operating at speeds up to 60 metres per minute, both models are maintenance free and easy to operate using a mobile handset or PC.

Allen Coding

Steve Ryan

Tel:  01438 347 770

www.allencoding.com

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