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Citizen Introduces Two New Desktop Thermal Printers: the CL-S300 and CL-S321

Posted July 10, 2013

2013-07-10_1023Citizen, a leading manufacturer of world-class printing technology has announced 2 new thermal barcode printers to expand their already wide range of printer options with the CL-S300 and CL-S321 desktop models.

Value in the desktop class has become even easier to find with the functional and simple to use CL-S300 andCL-S321 label printers!

The CL-S300 offers direct thermal printing in a compact and ultra simple-to-use printer. With no external power supply, the efficiency of desktop space usage has gotten better! This, along with the easy WINDOWS GDI (Graphical Device Interface) utilizing a USB connection, makes labeling even simpler and more cost effective.

The CL-S321 is compact and affordable, making thermal transfer printing easy and friendly. Fully EPL2 compatible, the CL-S321 is very easy to use, and easily replaces & integrates into legacy printer applications.

For more details on the new Citizen printers, contact us at BarcodesInc.


The Cognitive C Series – High Performance, Small Footprint, Universal Thermal Label Printer

Posted June 25, 2013

Finally a label printer small enough to fit in small spaces yet with the performance of larger industrial barcode label printers. The C Series printers literally can be used throughout your entire enterprise. The C Series is CognitiveTPG’s most versatile line of thermal label printers. The size of a small desktop printer but with the capabilities of a big box printers these printers deliver value and functionality to fit multiple applications and industries. From the warehouse floor to the pristine hospital or pharmacy environment, C Series offer multiple connection options, fast print speeds, large roll capacity, ample RAM and Flash memory, and an LCD screen combined with a USB A port for standalone applications.

For help finding the right label printer for your business, contact us at BarcodesInc.


Linux and Mac OS X Drivers Now Available for Sato Printers

Posted May 30, 2013

SATO CL408e Barcode PrinterStart using Sato printers in any software environment with the first ever Linux and OS X compatible drivers.

Extending the compatibility to include additional operating systems gives users greater flexibility when choosing the products from which they drive SATO printers.

Linux and OS X users can now integrate thermal printing seamlessly into their computing system for simple and convenient support of SOHO (small office home office) and enterprise based printing needs. These SATO drives are currently available for the CL4e/CL6e, CG2/CG4 and M84Pro series printer models.

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The Datamax-O’Neil RL4 Excels in Rugged Testing and Certification

Posted May 29, 2013

Datamax-O'Neil RL4 Portable Barcode PrinterDatamax-O’Neil announced that its RL4 portable printer has achieved standard IEC 60068-2-31, a free-fall drop test comprised of 2,000 repeated drops from 500 mm. The testing was conducted by Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services, a world-leading concept-to-consumer quality assurance and compliance services provider to manufacturers, distributors and retailers.

The printer sustained minor physical damage, but continued to operate successfully following completion of the testing. The RL4 is the only 4-inch portable label printer to comply with the IEC 60068-2-31 standard. “The RL4’s ability to operate after 2,000 free-fall drops is confirmation that our efforts to design a portable printer that meets the most demanding mobile application requirements was successful and demonstrates our commitment to offer the industry’s most rugged and reliable printers,” said John Murphy, senior product manager for Datamax-O’Neil.

On the heels of passing the drop test, the RL4 also received positive comments in a comprehensive product review with two competitive printers. The review, conducted by Business Solutions magazine paired with VAR Paragon Print Systems, compared the Datamax-O’Neil RL4 with both the Toshiba TEC and  Zebra portable printers. The review, which appeared in the May issue of Business Solutions, compared the printers in five categories: setup and configuration, paper loading, battery life, LCD display and build quality. The following are comments the RL4 received in each of those categories:

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Go Zebra Gets Even Better with Service Agreement Bonus

Posted April 12, 2013

You already know the benefits of upgrading to Zebra’s latest technology through GO Zebra, but now the benefits are even better!

Beginning  in April, GO Zebra will include a service agreement bonus. When you add a 3-year ZebraCare service agreement to your tabletop or mobile printer purchase, you’ll receive an additional rebate—$25 for mobile printers and $50 for tabletop printers.

This service agreement bonus applies to purchases made between April 1, 2013, and December 31, 2013. Details will be available on the GO Zebra page of the Zebra Information Network (IN) beginning April 1.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at BarcodesInc.



Zebra S4M Official Discontinuance Notice

Posted April 5, 2013

Zebra S4M Barcode PrinterZebra has announced the discontinuance of the S4M series stationary printer line. The most suitable replacement for this product line is Zebra’s ZT200 series  printer.

The S4M will continue to be available through Zebra distributors until July 31, 2013, or possibly longer subject to distributor’s available inventory.

Service, parts and support will continue to be available for approximately three years from the last date of shipment—approximately until October 31, 2016, based upon parts availability.

Please note, EPL firmware for the ZT200 200 dpi platform will be released on June 30, 2013. This firmware will be available for download on the Support and Downloads page of the Zebra Web site.

If you need to obtain a remaining S4M or migrate to the newer ZT200 series, contact us at BarcodesInc.


Intermec Announces Replacement of PM4i with the PM43

Posted March 22, 2013

The full-sized PM43 is the direct replacement for the PM4i, and the compact PM43c directly replaces the PF4i industrial printer.

Q: How is the PM43 printer positioned within the Intermec printer line?

A: The PM43 series is targeted at the high end of the industrial mid-range printer market segment. With the ability to run Fingerprint/DP, IPL, DSIM, and ZSIM all pre-loaded on the printer and with full backwards compatibility, the PM43 provides a “drop-in” replacement for most applications currently using 86XX, 4000, 4100, 3400, 401, F4i, PF4i and PM4i printers.

Q: What is the difference between the PM43 and the PM43c?

A: The PM43 and PM43c have the same electronics package and similar mechanical design. The user interface between the PM43 and PM43c differs slightly in the layout of the keypad. The taller PM43 accommodates a 212mm (8.375in) media roll, 450mm (18,000in) ribbon and optional full-batch rewinder. It features two available slots for optional interface cards and both front and rear USB host ports.

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Datamax-O’Neil Extend their Trade-In Promo for New I-Class Mark II Printers

Posted March 12, 2013

Datamax-O'Neil I-4212e Barcode PrinterWith Datamax-O’Neil’s trade-in program you can earn up to $150 per printer toward a a purchase of a new I-Class Mark II unit. This promo has been extended until June 30, 2013 so now is the perfect time to update your aging printer.

Just follow these 3 simple steps:

  1. Confirm you have a qualifying printer and fill out this form – Trade-In Details
  2. Purchase a new I-4212E, I-4310E, or I-4606e from January to the end of March 2013 from an authorized Datamax dealer like BarcodesInc.
  3. Submit a photo of the serial number tag removed from the trade-in printer.
Your rebate will be mailed to you from there!

For more details or help finding the right Datamax printer, contact us at BarcodesInc.


The New Printronix T2N Affordable Industrial Printer

Posted March 4, 2013

The T2N is the first entry-level industrial bar code printer on the market to offer Ethernet connectivity as a standard feature!

Printronix has released the T2N series and created an opportunity for distribution/logistics, manufacturing, retail and healthcare companies to adopt thermal bar code printing technology at the lowest cost available. Priced below competitive models, the T2N series comes standard with Ethernet connectivity and design features that enable faster installation. The T2N provides the best value in the market, aggressively priced less than $1,000 USD for the 203 dpi model.

More Standard Features, Smoother Integration and Faster Installation

Printronix created the T2N series to bring thermal bar code printing to budget-minded buyers who don’t want to sacrifice quality. In this entry-level industrial printer segment where Printronix did not compete previously, the T2N registers as a “best value.” Its outstanding performance and standard features usually are not found in this price range. Printronix designed the T2N to meet the needs of customers in a wide variety of industries and complements Printronix’s successful line of midrange and high-performance bar code printers.

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Trade-In and Trade-Up to a New Intermec Printer!

Posted February 27, 2013

Intermec PM43c Barcode PrinterIntermec’s popular trade-in program is back!

This year, trade in a competitive or Intermec pre-owned thermal printer and receive a rebate up to $525 off the purchase of a new Intermec printer.

Special for this year, you can also trade in an Intermec 3400/3440 series printer and receive up to an additional $100 bonus rebate on the purchase of a new Intermec  PM43/PM43c series printer, resulting in a total savings of $400! For those looking to upgrade to the industry’s most rugged, reliable and smart printing solution—the time has never been better.  Take your savings even further by adding Genuine Intermec Media and Services!

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