Linerless thermal printer

by Inside Logistics Online Staff

Toshiba America Business Solutions has partnered with Panther and Premier Print & Services Group, Inc. (Premier) to create a printer that simplifies packaging applications.

Toshiba’s Duplex Linerless Thermal Printer simultaneously prints on both sides of a label without using a liner or backing material. This eliminates the plastic pouch and additional packing slip without producing any label liner waste.

Delivering up to 24 labels per minute with a 3,000-label roll capacity, the Duplex Thermal Printer reduces downtime with fewer label roll changes. The system uses a near-edge printhead design with 203 dots-per-inch resolution.

The Duplex Thermal Printer is also available in a print-and-apply configuration from Panther, a ProMach product brand. This system deploys the company’s all-electric, servo-driven tamp applicator creating a fully automatic solution.

The DL1024 system uses Premier’s two-sided and multi-use LinerLess DuplexPackSlip label. This label allows the Duplex Thermal Printer to create both a shipping label and a packing slip (or other content) without liner waste in one pass while helping reduce overall shipment processing costs by up to 40 percent.

Toshiba’s latest system meets this objective by reducing the consumables for an extra label as well as the materials necessary for attaching a packing list to a parcel. The DL1024 printer and LinerLess DuplexPackSlip also have the flexibility to easily pivot between manual and auto-apply environments.

“We’re pleased to partner with both Panther and Premier while creating our  DL1024 duplex linerless thermal printer, a first-of-its-kind industrial printer streamlining both hand and auto-apply applications,” said Toshiba America Business Solutions vice-president of marketing and strategic business development Bill Melo.

“As the first and only duplex linerless thermal printer on the market, our aim is to help logistics companies improve throughput and reduce total operating costs while also lessening environmental impact.”

Authorized Toshiba reseller customers may purchase the manual apply Duplex Linerless Thermal Printer for a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of US$9,000.