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Laser printer “ten times faster”

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article image SMark printer turns out three to four plastic market cards a minute.

A NEW laser printer from Weidmuller Australia prints individual electrical equipment identifications ten times quicker than commercially available plotter systems.

The new "SMark" (for SpeedMarking) printer turns out three to four cards of plastic markers in MultiCard format per minute, with excellent print quality and durable, easy readability.

The MultiCard markers program - blank, neutral plastic markers in a universal card format - is a worldwide de facto standard, and considerably reduces time and cost-intensive marking tasks.

With the new printer, Weidmuller engineers have incorporated specific laser and toner technology to meet industrial applications, with improved labelling quality that is resistant to environmental factors.

This in turn produces extremely sharp outlines, allowing use of very small font sizes - a great benefit for long label names.

Coupled with a suitable software program, logos and images can also be printed. Importantly, in contrast to plotter systems, the markers printed with SMark can be used immediately.

Other advantages include:

· No need for clean up, as there are no blocked ink pens.

· Can be used with standard Windows OS, such as Windows 3.x, Windows 9x and Windows NT.

· Print jobs are processed independent of the amount of data.

This laser printer is easy to operate and does not need trained personnel. Neutral, blank cards are fed in one side and the printed product is removed from the other. Design values of the SMark are remarkably high, with a futuristic styling that certainly lives up to performance.

The plastic MultiCard marker card format used with the SMark is the standardised universal format for labelling connectors, cables and wires, devices and control devices. Exact positioning for printing the various markers if carried out via M-Print software.

Neutral markers allow the building of a production base to meet specific needs, but which is also extremely flexible and saves on storage costs.

A separate marking area on the card gives space for specifying the project number, installation location and system, which permits different markers to be assigned to the one project to reduce installation times.

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