Thermal transfer print module

For integration in the CS-LWR Encoding System

This robust high-speed thermal transfer printer is a drop-in unit that has been purposefully designed for almost borderless monochrome printing of ID-1 sized cards and, as such, is the ideal extension to the Rinas CS-LWR universal encoder. Fabricated from mainly metal components ensures longevity and stability of operation under harsh operating conditions.

Device functionality for optimized print results

Included in the package are a range of functions that include a tape saving feature, numerous fonts, 1D and 2D codes, graphics integration and a label creation software utility. The printer has an easy-care cleaning roll and stands out with its print resolution of 300 dpi. Opening the cover gives access to the tapes, which are easily changed and a software adjustable thermal regulator provides adjustment for specific materials. Currently, the printer is available for monochrome (black) printing but future developments should enable four-colour printing.

Intelligent card personalization combined with printing

The printer is an ideal extension to the Rinas CS-LWR universal encoder. Due to its modular design, comprising various elements with their own intelligence (μC), specially adapted encoder configurations can easily be assembled to meet customer requirements. The majority of the individual modules share a common, internal communication bus and there is just one interface (USB) to the control PC. The printer communicates with the control PC via the TCP/IP port. The main advantage of these systems is the parallel processing occurring within the individual modules. For example, a card can be in the process of being encoded via the LWR unit (MagStripe, RFID or CHIP) while the previous, already encoded card, is being printed. This means that significant higher throughputs can be achieved than with competing products. A print verification station comprising a downstream scanner is also possible.

Print unit


Print Characteristics

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