MILFORD Astor Printing Systems has introduced a new economical heavy duty thermal transfer barcode label printer from Autonics. The Ring 4012PLM is a high performance, reliable and durable enhanced version of the previous 4012PL model.
It is a small footprint design (225 x 300 x 260mm), all steel cabinet construction, capable of a standard 203mm diameter label capacity.
It prints at the high resolution of 300dpi and is capable of printing speeds up to 6" a second. It can print a label 104mm wide leading edge to a maximum length of 350mm with expanded memory, 220mm with standard memory.
The Ring printer will print on pressure sensitive (sticky) paper or poly labels, board stock such as swing tickets, washable care labels and high strength material such as tyvek.
It comes with the standard transmissive sensor for normal labelling requirements, the reflective or black mark sensor can be included as an optional extra, reducing cost if this is not a requirement.
Another standard feature is the peel off mode, enabling printing and dispensing of labels one by one. Communication to the printer is via parallel port, also as standard.
The Ring 4012PLM printer, coupled with an inexpensive external label rewinder, provides an affordable alternative if cost is a major factor.