INSIGNIA’s PA4500 printer label applicator system prints and applies any size label with variable information and its design and construction ensures the system can grow with a company's packaging needs.
insignia automated labelling product manager Phil Gold said the technology was created to support the lower end of the applicator price market whilst still providing the user with a level of sophistication.
"The PA4500 is a great low cost entry level label printer applicator system that offers a level of control and usability as yet unseen in the label printer applicator market.
"The modularity and simplicity of the system and the Tharo CAB A3 print engine ensure its reliability and minimal down time in the event of problems."
Mr Gold said while the PA5000LT remained insignia's flagship product, offering not only a heavy duty construction but greater output capabilities and speed, the PA4500 entered the market as a significant base model.
"This model combines advanced integrated circuit technology, applicator sensor technology and interface techniques to provide a very simple, cost effective and reliable control system," Mr Gold said.
The PA4500 also incorporates a label unwind mechanism which is based on a "free float" condition using dancer arms.
"This feature reduces stress on the print module increasing print head life and print quality," Mr Gold said.
"The label rewind assembly also provides consistent web tension ensuring bar code and print quality with minimal component wear points."
The PA4500 offers high quality print of either 203dpi or 300dpi with a large memory of 8MB RAM and 1MB non-volatile memory with 100mm print width.
Another feature of the new technology includes the lack of required sensors offering advanced label adhesion and preventing the possibility of mis-feeds.
Mr Gold said he anticipated the PA4500 would easily satisfy the needs of smaller operators looking to maintain quality without having to install large and costly equipment.
"This is a reliable, cost effective process of label application that has the potential to change the way some small businesses operate," he said.