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Thermal Transfer Coder growth was predicted

13 March 2009

Demand for the Allen Coding 53LTI Thermal Transfer Coder brings 300 sales in first nine months.

Coding solutions provider Allen Coding originally developed the 53LTI as an entry level Thermal Transfer Coder aimed at the food industry and users of traditional hot-foil coders. However the unit offers upgrade opprtunities to a more versatile system that prints fixed and variable text and graphics. The system is also suitable for pharmaceutical applications with its' two-dimensional data-matrix coding capabilities.

Allen Coding Systems Managing Director said, "The popularity of the 53LTi further demonstrates our on-going ability to identify and fill gaps in the market as well as deliver solutions that specifically meet customer requirements. It is a lot of coder for the money and offers the same reliability and flexibility that have become the trademarks of the Allen Coding industry-leading mid and top of the range thermal transfer coders.”

Allen Coding attributes the success of the 53LTi to the fact it provides many of the advanced features of more expensive thermal transfer units, including 300 dpi print resolution; cassette ribbon loading; 600-metre ribbon capacity; 53mm x 30mm print area with print speeds up to 250mm per second; and a best of breed thermal print head.

A robustly engineered machine, the 53LTi can be easily integrated with a wide range of packaging equipment such as vertical and horizontal form-fill-seal systems, primary labellers, thermo formers and overwrappers.  The innovative two-component design offers a single connection point, minimising space requirements and further improving reliability.

The unit’s versatility allows it to print a variety of fixed and variable data. It is ideal for marking labels and other packaging substrate with RSS barcodes; linear and composite barcodes; real time; sell-by dates; batch numbers; company logos; prices and source codes.

The 53LTi comes standard with an operator keypad and Windows-based full-featured label design software. It is backed by Allen Coding Systems’ pan-European 24/7 customer service and support.


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