MILFORD Astor has announced the release of the Nameliner N3000 desktop thermal printer capable of printing at 300dpi on cut sheets of acrylic, polyester and PVC to a thickness of 3mm, printing an area of 54mm (stock width of 80mm) to just under 500mm in length.
The print quality appears to be much higher than the 300dpi print resolution claimed by the manufacturer, all this at a creditable print speed of up to 47mm a second.
It is designed to also print on rolls of metallised labels of various sizes such as nameplates, engine plates with serial numbers and other such variable information obtained and merged from a database.
There are up to six colours of ribbons to choose from including a foil-like sheen quality of gold and silver.
As with other label printing equipment, it is driven by a PC loaded with any windows based program including word processing packages. This is achieved by pre setting the substrate properties from within the Windows driver program.
The Nameliner N3000 can print multiple colours using a single on screen artwork design file, automatically prompting the operator to unload the easy release colour cartridge and loading the next colour cartridge for the next print pass.
This feature eliminates the need to colour separate the artwork and therefore ensuring perfect registration of each colour. The images printed are scratchproof, UV stable and weather resistant, and have innumerable applications in a variety of industries.