During a trade show event I met with Citizen at their booth showing off some of their printers. This is routine for me, manufacturers like showing off their new products to resellers with enthusiasm (sometimes exaggeration) and somewhat convincing ideas how they will revolutionize the world. There were some familiar models and a couple redesigns. One product that caught my eye specifically was the Citizen CL-S4000DT.
First thing I noticed about this printer was its simple fresh design, which after looking at it for a few seconds makes me rethink everything I knew about label printers. The pri...
Smartphones have completely revolutionized the way we live. As mobile technology advances, things that used to be household staples such as alarm clocks, calendars and music players (even iPods) are no longer needed because smartphones do it all. And with the creation of mobile payment systems, smartphones are one step closer to becoming the all encompassing tool our ancestors dreamed of (well, maybe just the ancestors who dreamed of the future).
Before credit cards hit the scene, cash was the primary method of payment. But now, we have mobile pay. Sure, it’s a relatively new payment system...
Barcode scanners play an integral role in your business. You need a scanner that is accurate, fast and durable. The Symbol DS4800, previously called the Motorola DS4800, offers all of these important qualities and more. Unlike any other scanner, the Symbol DS4800 is incredibly sleek and stylish. In addition to standard colors such as black and white, the Symbol DS4800 can be customized to fit your company’s brand. As long as your order is big enough, you can not only select custom colors, but custom patterns as well. This is a great way to stand out and create a consistent theme throughout y...
Seagull Scientific the developer for the very popular label creation software Seagull Bartender also is one of the main supplier for Windows Label Printer Drivers.
The Seagull Printer Drivers are a great alternative to the manufacturer developed printer drivers or in some cases the only Windows Printer Driver Option for that model. The Seagull Drivers often times have more advanced features then standard drivers, a more user friendly user interface, and are tested with the Seagull Bartender software to maximize compatibility.
As of 4/27/15 the latest version of the driver suite is version...
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Alex Smith wanted to know about printing on thermal paper using a thermal barcode printer. Our general answer is that you can but probably shouldn't. Below is an image of why.
Barcode printers often have printheads that operate at a hotter temperature than receipt printer printheads. We suspect that is because receipt printers usually need to print faster, sometimes up to nearly 12" per second. Barcode printers typically lean towards the 5" per second speed but can go faster or slower depending on the quality of the printer.
In the example above you can see that the print head g...
On April 5th 2015 Microsoft is set to release the new Surface 3 tablet. The big change with the Surface 3 vs. the two previous versions of the Surface tablet is the operating system. The Surface 3 runs full Windows 8.1 (w/ Windows 10 upgrade when available) NOT the RT operating system that required app store purchases instead of full Windows programs. So, as long as your software supports the specs on the Surface 3, you could potentially use it as your point of sale station.
Is that a good idea?
In a word, yes! The Surface 3 has a few things going for it that most Windows tablets don't.
Question: Alex Smith wanted to know "can I print pdf or word documents onto thermal paper using this device? thanks"
Down below is a sample of images printed from standard Microsoft software on the Epson TM-T20II. Note, as in any printing application when you are printing text as a rasterized image the edges get fuzzy. To avoid blurry text use the built in printer fonts.
Answer as seen on YouTube: The TM-T200II uses windows drivers so you can print to the printer from a pdf but keep in mind that the document may be cut off or scaled down if the document isn't formatted for a receip...
Datamax-O’Neil has now been officially acquired by Honeywell joining previously available auto-id manufacturers Metrologic, Intermec, and LXE. Datamax’s extensive industrial, desktop and mobile printer portfolio substantially increases Honeywell’s printer product offerings.
Click HERE for Official Datamax Merger Announcement
This move is a strong one for Honeywell to round out its product line. The Metrologic acquisition was the first purchase and it gave Honeywell a great start in the AutoID/Barcoding/Point-of-Sale market as Metrologic had a rock solid profile of laser barcode scanners li...
Honeywell just recently pre-released a new bluetooth barcode scanner the Honeywell 1020g-bf that boasts that it is battery free. While most electronics do require a power source of some sort whether that is by plugging it into the wall, using a battery, or creating energy with a crank of some sort, there does need to be electricity of some sort. In this case instead of using a battery to power the unit they are using super capacitors.
To quote Honeywell:
Battery-free wireless technology completely eliminates the battery,
replacing it with a super-capacitor capable of achieving full-charge