Allen Coding Systems designs and manufactures a range of online thermal transfer printers suitable for the food, pharmaceutical, chemical and cosmetics industries.
The company manufactures products from 2″ entry-level thermal transfer coders to high-end printers with multiple programming options, as well as a large-format 8” machine and multi-lane variable information printers featuring up to 14 printheads, each capable of printing a different image simultaneously.
Large-format thermal transfer coding systems in the NG Series are available with 160 or 213 mm wide printheads (NG8). The NG8 is capable of printing 1 m-long prints in a continuous printing mode with a simple and quick ribbon change system.
The TP 4000 is available with 52 or 106 mm printheads and operating speeds of up to 600 units/min. Multiple printheads with auto code sensors mean faster operation and less chance of operator error, the company claims. Its prints dry quickly and give higher resolution images with no hot stamp characters. It can print barcodes, 2D codes and logos.
The single modular unit can be integrated with all types of intermittent-motion packaging equipment, including horizontal form fill and seal, overwrapping, bagging, thermoforming and blister pack lines, and offers fast message changes, easy set-up and low maintenance.