Diagraph Marking and Coding announces the launch of the Allen MLi-TE, a unique-in-the-industry multi-head thermal transfer printer providing cost-effective, high-speed multi-lane, multi-line printing of graphics, alphanumerics and barcodes on thermoformed packages.
Featuring up to twelve print heads integrated on one common platform using a single controller, the Allen MLi-TE prints multiple lanes simultaneously and quickly. High-resolution (300 dpi) printing of static and dynamic information such as product identification information, date/lot/batch codes and company logos can be quickly added to packages such as sachets and stick packs for a wide variety of food applications including condiment, sugar, spices, processed meats, cheeses, pouches and candy bars.
The system was designed to combine industry-leading speed with reduced maintenance and enhanced flexibility compared to alternative technologies at a similar price point. The Allen MLi-TE traversing indexing rates are as much as 40%, 75% and 200% faster than those provided by Traversing Continuous Inkjet (CIJ), Traversing Thermal Transfer Overprinters (TTO) and Digital Print Solutions, respectively. The Allen MLi-TE is up to three times less expensive than digital print systems and comparably priced with Traversing CIJ and Traversing TTO technologies but offers significantly reduced maintenance compared to all three alternative technologies.
The ability to control up to 12 lanes of print through a single controller reduces manpower investment by as much as 80 percent.
Diagraph Marking and Coding www.diagraph.com
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