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  • Tech & Trend

    Retail POS Printing – Cheap Vs Cheerful?

    April 26, 2019

    The value of POS printing technology slowly decreasing with a stream of low cost printing hardware flooding the market, Retailers are now left questioning the use of the product against its replacement costs. The influx of low cost hardware comes at a price, cutting corners using sub-standard irreplaceable components means technology frequently only lasts 6 months and cannot be repaired creating a cycle of consume and destroy. Subsidised hardware also comes with a number of energy and disposal issues making it almost impossible to discard and recycle. However reputable printer hardware manufacturers are now looking into ways counteract this issue offering a wider range of quality, reliable technology solutions which can be tailored to suit any budget. This initiative offers retailers with the security of having high quality, compliant technology which comes with the option for repair and even upcycling. To help with this decision making process, BIXOLON has put together 5 simple points to consider when purchasing your next set of POS printing hardware: Hardware life expectancy – Retailers need to plan their life cycle of their POS estate. Factors such as connectivity and support need to be addressed as technology and customer requirements are constantly changing which may require early upgrades of certain aspects of the POS system compared to other parts. Looking into printer technology with multiple connectivity options may enable simple future upgrades without the need to upgrade the printer. Energy certification and WEEE Compliance – Understanding the energy and compliancy of a printer is essential in the decision making process. Quality printers on the market today will come with an energy star rating which is identifiable by the blue energy star logo and many printers alongside power saving options built into the printers to reduce costs. WEEE compliance is also important to verify the safe ecological destroying and recycling of the electrical product. Design and quality of the product – Quality typically comes at a price, although most quality printer manufacturers now offer a number of printing options to suit any budget. Economical options offering basic essential features and reliability are increased in price by the number of additional features and add-ons. Warranty – A two year warranty has now become the industry standard with many companies now offering additional warranty add-ons. Maintenance companies also provide additional support for printing estates with tailor packages to suit individual requirements. Consumables – Printing consumables can often be a minefield. Different types of receipt paper and label media options have a major impact on both cost and the environment. Many printer manufacturers are now offering eco-software add-ons as standard to their printers to reduce the length of receipts and labelling innovations such as linerless labels which eradicates the requirement of silicon based backing paper. The True Value of BIXOLON POS, Mobile and Label Printers BIXOLON provides a range of POS, Mobile and Label printing solutions to suite any budget. Combining technology with innovation, a number of its printers also come with power and paper saving functions as standard to reduce power consumption and paper usage, while providing the same high quality, reliable receipt and labelling. Offering an industry leading 2 year warranty as standard with the option to extend the warranty with tailored warranty packages across our entire printing range. BIXOLON printers are WEEE compliant and energy Star certified to offer an extra piece of mind. To complement its printing range, BIXOLON also offers a portfolio of efficient printing consumables including including B-linerless labelling (permanent and re-stick linerless label solutions), B-wristbanding (printable wristbanding) and B-post Label (adhesive-free variable length labelling) for a cost effective, efficient printing solutions.To find out more, visit BIXOLON at www.Bixolon.com or alternatively speak to your local BIXOLON sales representative.

    April 26, 2019

  • Product Launch

    Introducing the BIXOLON BK3-31 3-inch Kiosk Printer

    March 20, 2019

    Compact and flexible Printing Solution for Kiosk and Ticketing Industry BIXOLON Co., Ltd, a leading global Mobile, Label and POS Printer manufacturer today announced the launch of the NEW BK3-31 3-inch (80 mm) kiosk thermal printer supporting 203dpi print resolution. Ideal solution as an integral part of a self-service kiosk for retail receipts/vouchers, ATM receipts, parking tickets and more. Compact and light-weight BK3-31 provides fast printing speeds of up to 250 mm/sec at 203dpi. Also, BK3-31 has USB V2.0 and serial (9 pin male or 5 pin connector) with DC Jack or 2 pin power connector options. With additional roller-tension, the BK3-31 is designed to make feeding a lot smoother and cater for media roll diameter of 80/102/120 mm. Supporting adjustable media widths (83/80/60/58/20mm) and near end sensor, the BK3-31 allows for versatile applications from narrow number ticket to wide lottery ticket. The upper and lower bezels are customizable upon request and fit greatly into different structures of kiosks. With power switch and reset button available on both sides, it is easy to reboot the printer regardless of the orientation of how the unit is installed within the kiosk. BIXOLON offers a wide range of software including drivers, utilities and SDKs due to many years of experience in thermal printing industry. BK3-31 is compatible for the major OS from Windows® and OPOS-based systems to Android™, Windows® and Linux™-based smart device. Alongside all the major code pages are supported. BK3-31 offers a paper saving mode by using BIXOLON’s easy to set up Unified Utility and it allows users to reduce paper waste resulting in saving the rolls by up to 25% and decreased CO2 emissions. “Providing multiple adjustable and user-centered design factors, the new BK3-31 provides the maximized flexibility to be built in to many types of self-service systems,” explains John Kim, Marketing Director. He added, “The BK3-31 offers the kiosk developer a competitive kiosk printing solution with BIXOLON’s reliable and professional software and technical support.” For more information visit http://www.BIXOLON.com, subscribe to blog.bixolon.com, or alternatively speak to your local BIXOLON sales representative.

    March 20, 2019

  • Tech & Trend

    BIXOLON SRP-383: A Top Choice For POS Applications Demanding High Print Quality

    March 5, 2019

    When selecting the right printer for a POS application, various factors need to be considered and print resolution is a key requirement. 180dpi or 203dpi print faster and produce an identifiable image for most applications, but when it comes to printing small fonts, intricate barcodes, and graphics, higher print resolution is often required. Offering 300dpi the highest resolution in the POS printer market, BIXOLON SRP-383 claims to be a top choice for those needs. Superb print qualityIt is logical that higher resolutions meet enhanced clarity, sharpness, and readability. SRP-383 ensures crisp, clear printing of 1-D and 2-D bar codes, quality texts and complex logo graphics ideal for documents such as tax refund receipts in multiple languages, invoices composed of data tables or lengthy terms and conditions. Ideal for retailers who are trying to drive sales and loyalty with coupons on receipts, print quality is the critical element in finding the right printer. If you refer to the diagram below, the images and texts at 300dpi are more recognizable and more clearly defined.Lower TCO and improved sustainability The SRP-383 prints a receipt comprised of high-density contents at 300dpi consumes 53% less paper than printing the same at 180dpi. Powered by the proprietary Auto Receipt Resize™ technology, the SRP-383 changes to print from 4-inch to 3-inch or 3-inch to 2-inch and cuts down on the use of paper by up to 52%. The technology doesn’t require users to change the original software of host devices such as driver or middleware therefore, the print quality won’t deteriorate as the sizing is reduced.These innovative paper saving solutions help improve sustainability by eliminating a significant amount of waste to landfills and CO2 emissions. Powered by TTF Font downloader™ the new utility, which easily stores True Type Fonts is already installed in the operating system of the thermal POS printer. The SRP-383 also enables IT managers to make use of a variety of receipt font styles while reducing time and cost required for developing each font. The program provides functions for downloading, editing and test printing of fonts. ​Producing perfect, scannable barcodesA 300dpi printhead allows more information to fit into smaller barcodes. The SRP-383 prints a reduced size of barcode containing a greater volume data than those printed at 180dpi or 203dpi. It’s recommended to select a printer that supports 300dpi when a relatively large amount of data needs to be stored in a barcode to avoid printing partially cut barcodes. The SRP-383 easily prints compliant, scannable barcodes onto receipt paper.For more information visit http://www.Bixolon.com, or alternatively speak to your local BIXOLON sales representative.

    March 5, 2019

  • Partnership

    Edupoint® Educational Systems Selects the BIXOLON SRP-Q302, Ultra-Compact, Cube Receipt Printer for their New Synergy® Education Platform App

    February 28, 2019

    BIXOLON 3-inch thermal printer is now integrated into Edupoint® education app Gardena, CA – BIXOLON, a leading global mobile, label and POS printer manufacturer, today announced the successful integration of the SRP-Q302 3-inch, Direct Thermal ultra-compact, Bluetooth receipt printer with Synergy® Education Platform App. “The solutions we create at Edupoint are innovative, modern, and responsive, to keep pace with the changing needs of K-12 education. In researching and evaluating printers to interface with our mobile apps, we sought printers with innovative features that would best meet our customers’ needs. Edupoint identified BIXOLON as a potential solution provider based on the company’s impressive portfolio of high quality, compact, and speedy printers, and ultimately selected BIXOLON printers for their next-generation mobile receipt printing technologies for iOS and Android,” stated Rob Wilson, President and Chief Innovation Officer at Edupoint® Educational Systems. Redefining POS printing, the SRP-Q302 with its small footprint pushes the boundaries of conventional POS printing with its multiple configuration options for front-exit printing. This ergonomic printer with tidy cable management, non-slip rubber feet and reinforced lid combines aesthetics with functionality. Printing at speeds up to 220mm/sec with a printer resolution of 203dpi to provide high quality texts, graphics, barcodes and QR codes. Compatible with all major operating systems and plugins including iOS™, Android™, Windows®, Linux™, Xamarin™, Cordova™, Chrome™. The SRP-Q302 supports NFC for Android™ functionality for initial printer setup and configuration with Android smart devices. Enabling user convenience throughout the printer setup, the BIXOLON Android Q300 Utility Software application on the Google Store provides exclusive setup compatibility with the SRP-Q302. Alongside Smart Connection™ supporting an easy Wi-Fi setup with iOS smart device. “We are delighted with the successful integration into Synergy® Education Platform by Edupoint®, one of the leading innovators in the education industry,” stated Paul Kim, President of BIXOLON America. “We're confident that this solution will exemplify current technology trends in their respective industries and will bring forth additional business opportunities for both companies.” About Synergy® Education PlatformSynergy® Education Platform by Edupoint® Educational Systems is an industry-leading student data management ecosystem built to fit the way K-12 educators already work, with seamlessly integrated student information management, learning management, assessment, special education management, and analytics. Synergy is unique among K-12 student data management solutions in providing an array of role-based mobile apps designed to give parents, students, teachers, administrators, health staff, special education teams, and counselors access to the tools they need when and where they need them. About BIXOLON BIXOLON is a leading global manufacturer of innovative, advanced printing technologies including point-of-sale receipt, label, Auto ID and mobile printers for a wide range of environments. Millions of BIXOLON printers are used today in retail, hospitality, healthcare, banking, ticketing, post/parcel, warehousing and other transaction-intensive industries. In 2018, for the fifth consecutive year BIXOLON was named global mobile receipt printer market leader by Japanese research company Chunichisha.

    February 28, 2019

  • Product Launch

    Introducing the POS Industry’s First 300dpi Thermal Printer from BIXOLON

    January 22, 2019

    SRP-383 is a Reliable POS Printing Solution Loaded with Value-Added Premium Features BIXOLON Co., Ltd, a leading global Mobile, Label and POS Printer manufacturer today announced the launch of the NEW SRP-383, the POS industry's first 3-inch thermal receipt printer supporting 300dpi print resolution. Ideal for retailers and countries using double-byte fonts due to its durable and premium features. The robust SRP-383 provides the high-quality readability of sophisticated fonts with printing speeds of up to 200 mm/sec at 300dpi print resolution. Supporting barcode printing up to 67% longer than 180dpi and up to 48% longer than 203dpi. The SRP-383 has USB V2.0 connectivity as standard with the option of Ethernet, Serial, Dual Serial, Powered USB, Bluetooth and WLAN. With additional Apple MFi certification, the SRP-383 is suitable for a wide range of functions from multi-platform POS systems to digital payment applications. Enhancing business continuity with new functionality, the SRP-383 features Auto Receipt Resize™ technology paper saving solution function resizing media content from 4-inch to 3-inch or from 3-inch to 2-inch. Also, the new utility, TTF Font downloader™ easily stores True Type Fonts in the thermal printer. With this software, IT managers can change the receipt’s font style while reducing time and cost required for developing each font. In addition, low maintenance functions comprising of Anywhere Anyfont™ (Unicode) which removes the need to write multiple code pages for every language. “Launching the POS industry’s first 300dpi resolution, the new SRP-383 offers the lowest cost of ownership with the additional benefits of low maintenance and reducing paper costs through its easily switchable paper saving features.” explains John Kim, Marketing Director. He added, “The SRP-383 is the perfect receipt printing solution provides the highest readability of sophisticated fonts.” For more information visit www.BIXOLON.com, subscribe to blog.bixolon.com, or alternatively speak to your local BIXOLON sales representative. Availability The SRP-383 is available for pre-order for the BIXOLON Head Office sales region. The product will then be available to pre-order from BIXOLON Europe and BIXOLON America’s sales regions from April 2019. For more information, contact your local BIXOLON sales representative.

    January 22, 2019

  • Product Launch

    BIXOLON Adds a Built-in Battery Printer to its Multi-functional SRP-Q300 Series

    August 1, 2018

    SEONGNAM-SI, SOUTH KOREA (PRWEB) AUGUST 01, 2018 BIXOLON Co., Ltd. a leading global Mobile, Label and POS printer manufacturer today announced the addition of the SRP-Q300B 3-inch (80mm) Direct Thermal cube Receipt and Ticket printer with Built-in Battery to its innovative SRP-Q300 line-up. Supporting a 24V Li-ion, 2,750mAh rechargeable battery, the SRP-Q300B helps to provide a true wire-free tablet application combining quality and capability for a variety of applications from food trucks to pop-up store speciality branding. The SRP-Q300B supports a compact footprint with a cube type design, measuring 128 x 125 x 169.2 mm (5.03 x 4.92 x 6.66 inch). Printing at speeds up to 220mm/sec and print resolution of 180dpi or 203dpi. Offering USB and LAN connectivity as standard with optional WLAN or Bluetooth. Sporting a 4 hour battery charge time, the SRP-Q300B can support continuous printing of up to 10 rolls of 80mm diameter paper (total 600 m), with a 52-hour stand-by time once fully charged. Compatible with all major operating systems and plugins including iOS™, Android™, Windows®, Linux™, Xamarin™, Cordova™, Chrome™. The SRP-Q300B supports NFC for Android™ functionality for initial printer setup and configuration with Android smart devices. Enabling user convenience throughout the printer setup, the BIXOLON Android Q300 Utility Software application on the Google Store provides exclusive setup compatibility with the SRP-Q300B. Alongside Smart Connection™ supporting an easy Wi-Fi setup with iOS smart device. “As the mPOS market continues to grow, BIXOLON has developed a printing solution which pushes the boundaries of conventional POS setups to provide an adaptable solution which can be used for a variety of applications,” explains John Kim, BIXOLON Director of Marketing. “The SRP-Q300B completes BIXOLON’s highly successful SRP-Q300 Series pairing connectivity with functionality and showcases BIXOLON’s ongoing commitment to providing cutting-edge printing solutions for the ever changing POS market.” For more information visit http://www.bixolon.com or contact your local BIXOLON sales representative. Availability The SRP-Q300B is available for pre-order for the BIXOLON Head Office sales region. The product will then be available to purchase from BIXOLON Americaand BIXOLON Europe’s sales regions from October 2018. For more information, contact your local BIXOLON sales representative. About BIXOLON BIXOLON is a leading global manufacturer of innovative, advanced printing technologies including point-of-sale receipt, label, Auto ID and mobile printers for a wide range of environments. Millions of BIXOLON printers are used today in retail, hospitality, healthcare, banking, ticketing, post/parcel, warehousing and other transaction-intensive industries. In 2018, for the fifth consecutive year BIXOLON was named global mobile receipt printer market leader by Japanese research company Chunichisha.

    August 1, 2018

  • Product Launch

    BIXOLON Adds the Economical SRP-QE300 to its multi-functional SRP-Q300 line-up

    February 19, 2018

    BIXOLON Co., Ltd a leading global mobile, label and POS printer manufacturer today announced the addition of the SRP-QE300entry-level 3-inch (80mm) Direct Thermal cube Receipt and Ticket printer to its innovative SRP-Q300 series line-up. Supporting USB and Ethernet connectivity, the SRP-QE300 produces print speeds up to 200mm/sec with a print resolution of 180dpi producing high quality texts, graphics, barcodes and QR codes. The rest of the SRP-Q300 series are available with 180dpi or 203dpi (SRP-Q302) print resolution at speeds up to 220mm/sec. USB and LAN connectivity are also standard on SRP-Q300 model plus NFC for Android™ functionality for initial printer setup and configuration with Android smart devices running on Android OS V3.1 or higher. Enabling user convenience throughout the printer setup, the BIXOLON Android Q300 Utility Software application on the Google Store provides exclusive setup compatibility with the SRP-Q300. SRP-QE300 Bluetooth and WiFi available on the SRP-Q300BK and SRP-Q300WK respectively. Completing the line-up, the SRP-Q300H with BIXOLON’s intelligent B-gate connectivity hub can seamlessly connect to the host tablet device (via Bluetooth communication) while supporting 1 charging port and up to 4 USB peripherals ( scanner, cash drawer, customer display, RFID reader, scales, etc). The SRP-Q300H can print receipt or online orders through a native, web and cloud-based mPOS application with B-gate SDK’s (Software Development Kits). Paired with BIXOLON’s mini LCD customer Display (BCD-3000) and a robust steel tablet stand safely securing a 10inch tablet using a locking mechanism and 170° forward-tilting feature to build a complete mPOS solution. “Pushing the boundaries of conventional POS printing with its multiple configuration options, front-exit printing alongside a small footprint. The ergonomic SRP-Q300 series features tidy cable management, non-slip rubber feet and reinforced lid hinges combining aesthetics with functionality,” explains John Kim, BIXOLON Director of Marketing. “Tailoring connectivity and functionality to individual budget’s and applications, the SRP-Q300 series celebrates BIXOLON’s ongoing dedication to providing cutting-edge printing solutions for the ever changing POS market.” About BIXOLON BIXOLON is a leading global manufacturer of innovative, advanced printing technologies including point-of-sale receipt, label, Auto ID and mobile printers for a wide range of environments. Millions of BIXOLON printers are used today in retail, hospitality, healthcare, banking, ticketing, post/parcel, warehousing and other transaction-intensive industries. In 2017, for the fourth consecutive year BIXOLON was named global mobile receipt printer market leader by Japanese research company Chunichisha, securing a 32.9% market share. For more information, contact us at http://www.bixolon.com/, or follow us on these social channels: Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

    February 19, 2018

  • Tech & Trend

    Point Of Sale Printers

    February 19, 2018

    Today’s methods of managing point of sale (POS) customer interactions is far different from only a few years ago. Many retail establishments have implemented hand-held devices that a customer service employee can use to check a customer out on the spot. This can be seen now in many, if not most, restaurants. Wait staff can take a customer’s credit card and take payment and provide a receipt at the table using point of sales printers. These receipt printers are lightweight and very portable. There are several types of these portable printers available, including ink jet, thermal, and dot matrix printers. Ink Jet Ink jet printers are normally used only when very high-quality printing is needed. Thius isn’t usually a requirement for receipts, but some upmarket establishments sometimes want their coloured logo or an eye-catching advertisement printed on the receipt. The ink is shot onto the paper through tiny heads, and for colour printing multiple heads are needed. The coloured inks can make replacement of the cartridges rather costly. Thermal Thermal printers work by applying a heated element to paper that is sensitive to heat. The heat darkens the paper where it makes contact. As the element moves across that paper, it can make the shape of letters, numbers and even black and white images. That said, there are newer technologies available that can produce coloured prints with thermal printers. The fact that a portable thermal printer has no need for toners or ink makes their running costs lower than for ink jet printers. Some print quality is sacrificed, though. Another drawback to the use of this technology is the life expectancy of the printed receipt. The treated paper will darken with time and can eventually make it unreadable. For most receipt, purposes, though, that slow degradation won’t matter. One thing to consider is that if these printers will spend significant time in a hot kitchen environment, the thermal paper can degrade much more quickly! Dot Matrix Dot Matrix printers are the least costly of these three options. They are hardy, and very reliable. They print by having an inked ribbon impacted by a printer head that produces dots on the paper that conform to the shapes of letters and numbers. They are capable of printing graphics, as well. Normally, these devices print in red and black, but other coloured ribbons can be found. These portable printers are generally the lowest cost, and the running costs are low, with only ribbons and normal paper to be replaced. As it is normal paper, these devices are more popular when they’ll spend time in kitchens. Connectivity When looking into what types and brands of point of sale printers you wish to use in your establishment, a consideration will be how it connects with your other systems. There are now devices that can use a phone or a tablet (both iOS and Android) to place orders. These will interface with the systems to place order with a kitchen or a stockroom, manage inventories, and compile the order documents. The same units can them process the payment and communicate with the financial management software for the business. This allows for much greater efficiencies in the day-to-day running of the business. Other Considerations The various types of printers have pluses and minuses. While dot matrix is solid, dependable, low cost initially and has low running costs, it is the slowest of the types, and is a bit noisy when printing. This can have a minor negative impact on a business’s “atmosphere”. Both Thermal and Ink Jet are faster and quieter than Dot Matrix, and have better quality pint output. They are also most costly to run. The choice come down to how high a quality output is desired, and how flexible the colour choices have to be. Lastly, the hardware and software used should be supported by the equipment supplier. Here at Bixolon we have our customer service staff on hand to handle any problems or queries, along with our online resources, and downloads areas. We are proud of our products and support our customers. See our range of Point of Sale Printers here. For more information visit http://www.bixolon.com or contact your local BIXOLON sales representative.

    February 19, 2018

  • Product Launch

    BIXOLON adds the SRP-Q300H B-gate Solution to its Dynamic mPOS Line-Up

    November 24, 2017

    BIXOLON Co., Ltd, a leading global mobile, label and POS printer manufacturer, today announced the addition of the SRP-Q300H 3-inch Direct Thermal B-gate mPOS printer to its innovative SRP-Q300 series. Offering flexible receipt and ticket printing from Android™, iOS™ and Windows® devices, the SRP-Q300H creates a complete mPOS solution with a smaller footprint with competitive pricing. Sporting the ultra-compact design of the SRP-Q300 series to free up counter space and compliment the latest mPOS system, the SRP-Q300H also features BIXOLON’s intelligent mPOS hub B-gate. The mPOS hub seamlessly connects to the host tablet device via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi wireless communication while supporting one charging port and up to four USB peripherals (scanner, cash drawer, customer display, RFID reader, scales, etc). Eliminating the time and cost of developing multiple POS peripheral drivers. The SRP-Q300H is also proficient in printing receipts or online orders through native, web and cloud-based mPOS applications through its comprehensive SDKs. Allowing programmers to easily build mPOS printing applications. Native App Print™ - The ability to print data from an installed native app of a smart device. Accompanying BIXOLON’s B-gate SDK’s for Android™, iOS™ and Windows®, programmers can easily build mobile applications to control the printer and connected peripherals. Web App Print™ - Technology to print data from a POS application on any smart device browser through a web server. With BIXOLON’s B-gate SDK for JavaScript, programmers can easily build web-based applications for controlling the complete mPOS solution. Cloud Server Print™ – Enabling online printing flexibility, the ability to print data from a POS application through a cloud server to a designated printer. With BIXOLON’s SDK for JavaScript, programmers can easily build in-house applications as well as customer applications while using a cloud server controlling B-gate. “Supporting USB and LAN connectivity as standard with optional Bluetooth and WLAN models plus NFC for Android™ functionality, the SRP-Q300 Series can be tailored to any POS application,” explains John Kim, BIXOLON Director of Marketing. “The SRP-Q300 NFC Bluetooth functionality is ideal for initial printer setup and configuration with Android smart devices running on Android OS V3.1 or higher. Enabling user convenience throughout the printer setup, the BIXOLON Android Q300 Utility Software application on the Google Store provides exclusive pairing compatibility with the SRP-Q300.” To download BIXOLON B-gate SDKs for Android, iOS and Windows, please visit www.BIXOLON.com. For further information on the B-gate JavaScript SDK, contact your regional BIXOLON Sales Manager. - o - About BIXOLON BIXOLON is a leading global manufacturer of innovative, advanced printing technologies including point-of-sale receipt, label, Auto ID and mobile printers for a wide range of environments. Millions of BIXOLON printers are used today in retail, hospitality, healthcare, banking, ticketing, post/parcel, warehousing and other transaction-intensive industries. In 2017, for the fourth consecutive year BIXOLON was named global mobile receipt printer market leader by Japanese research company Chunichisha, securing a 32.9% market share. For more information, contact us at http://www.bixolon.com, or follow us on these social channels: Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

    November 24, 2017

  • Product Launch

    SRP-Q300 Supports Auto Bluetooth and WLAN Connection and Setting via NFC

    November 14, 2017

    BIXOLON Launches the SRP-Q300, Ultra-Compact, 3 inch Direct Thermal, Cube Receipt and Ticket mPOS Printer Düsseldorf, Germany – BIXOLON, a leading global mobile, label and POS printer manufacturer, today announced the launch of the SRP-Q300 3-inch (80mm) Direct Thermal ultra-compact, receipt and ticket printer to the European market. Redefining POS printing, the SRP-Q300 with its small footprint pushes the boundaries of conventional POS printing with its multiple configuration options for front-exit printing. This ergonomic printer with tidy cable management, non-slip rubber feet and reinforced lid combines aesthetics with functionality. Printing at speeds up to 220mm/sec with a printer resolution of 180dpi to provide high quality texts, graphics, barcodes and QR codes. Supporting USB and LAN connectivity as standard with optional Bluetooth and WLAN models plus NFC for Android™ functionality, the SRP-Q300 can be tailored to any POS application. The SRP-Q300 NFC Bluetooth functionality is ideal for initial printer setup and configuration with Android smart devices running on Android OS V3.1 or higher. Enabling user convenience throughout the printer setup, the BIXOLON Android Q300 Utility Software application on the Google Store provides exclusive setup compatibility with the SRP-Q300. “BIXOLON is continuously identifying trends in the market and developing printing applications which fit the requirement of the user,” explains Charlie Kim, Managing Director, BIXOLON Europe GmbH. “The SRP-Q300 is the latest POS printer from BIXOLON aimed at the mPOS market due to its compact size, ergonomic functions and compatibility with other BIXOLON mPOS peripherals to create a complete, sleek mPOS solution.” About BIXOLON BIXOLON is a leading global manufacturer of innovative, advanced printing technologies including point-of-sale receipt, label, Auto ID and mobile printers for a wide range of environments. Millions of BIXOLON printers are used today in retail, hospitality, healthcare, banking, ticketing, post/parcel, warehousing and other transaction-intensive industries. In 2017, for the fourth consecutive year BIXOLON was named global mobile receipt printer market leader by Japanese research company Chunichisha, securing a 32.9% market share. For more information, contact us at http://www.bixolon.com, or follow us on these social channels: Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

    November 14, 2017

  • Tech & Trend

    Thermal Printing: What you need to know

    April 10, 2017

    Thermal printing may seem a thing of the past for many who have become accustomed with laser and inkjet printers in recent years. Thermal printers do, however, continue to be used by many sizeable operations within both the manufacturing and logistics sector. This is partly due to the low initial investment and little ongoing maintenance they require. As a leading manufacturer of both thermal transfer and direct thermal printers, BIXOLON works with organisations around the globe to find the perfect solution for them, whether it be for simple barcoding, compliance labelling or small parts tracking. However, many organisations still turn to expensive and high maintenance printing solutions due to them knowing little about thermal alternatives and the benefits they can offer. In this article, we’ll delve into the technicalities of thermal printing and what separates it from alternative solutions. We’ll also explore what you should look for when shopping for a printer, whatever your budget and requirements. What is Thermal Printing and How Does It Work? BIXOLON SRP-330II Thermal Printer The first of these components in a thermal head, which is the primary component for generating heat and produces the image on the thermal paper as it passes over. The thermal head selectively heats areas of the paper, dependent upon what has been inputted into the printer, and turns the special coating located on the thermal paper black. When a printer supports additional colours, such as red, the thermal head will produce two different temperatures to determine which areas of the image are black and which are coloured. For the thermal head to make contact with the thermal paper, a spring is required. This component is simple in nature and ensures that the thermal head sits appropriately on the paper to create a clear image without any severe damage being caused to the paper. Another important component within any thermal printer is the platen, a rubber roller that feeds paper into the device itself. This platen is like that found on most laser printers and ensures that the paper is feed into the printer straight and therefore produces a high-quality and straight print. Finally, for each of the previously listed components to work in synergy a controller board is necessary. It is this board, which works similarly to a computers mother board, that provides the user interface displayed on the printers’ screen, manoeuvres the various components and warns of any issues. Which Thermal Printing Solution is Right for You? The thermal printing market is one of huge variety. In fact, BIXOLON alone manufacture and sell a wide collection of thermal transfer and direct thermal printers. Each of these printers are designed for different uses and offer varied levels of technical capabilities. BIXOLON SLP-T400 Thermal Printer The BIXOLON DLP-T400 printer, for example, is ideal for those in search of a simple yet reliable desktop printer for barcode, QR and labelling requirements. Our SLP-TX400, on the other hand, features our Smart Media Detection technology. This helps detect the media being used and alter the printing accordingly. For most organisations the most important consideration is the compatibility a chosen printer provides and the wired connections it offers. This is as a lack of WLAN connectivity could be the difference between your printer working with your existing system or not. Finally, selecting a thermal printer ensuring that it works with the various programming languages, including SLCS, is wise. For more information visit http://www.bixolon.com or contact your local BIXOLON sales representative. You can see our entire range of thermal printers here.

    April 10, 2017

  • Event

    BIXOLON Releases New Liner-Free Label and Receipt Printer – the SRP-S300

    September 5, 2016

    BIXOLON Co., Ltd., a leading global mobile, label and POS printer manufacturer, is proud to announce the release of their newest 3-inch liner-free label and receipt printer, the SRP-S300. This new device delivers a higher performance and offers lower total cost of ownership (TCO) in comparison to other models in the market. The SRP-S300 is available in two models, the SRP-S300L (liner-free label printer) and the SRP-S300R (receipt printer). Both models offers benefits such as enhanced paper jam-free technology, fast print speeds of 170mm/sec (SRP-S300L) or 300mm/sec (SRP-S300R), and versatile paper media options. In addition, the SRP-S300L features specialized back-feed technology, which minimizes the top margin of the receipt and saves overall paper expenses for users. “The SRP-S300 has exceptional technologies, multiple variations, a user-friendly design, and easy maintenance,” says John Kim, BIXOLON Marketing Director. “We’re also really proud of our anti-jam technology; it has provided a special paper path design and an automatic guillotine cutting system.” “The versatility of the paper media options and the multiple variations make the SRP-S300 one of the most flexible printers available today,” Kim adds. This printer includes a built-in B-Melodist and scalable receipt and label guide which supports a whopping five media width choices including 40mm, 58mm, 62mm, 80mm, and 83 mm, a unique option for solutions such as lottery and gaming industries. When using liner-free paper, there is a reduced paper dust stacked in the printer. Additionally, the SRP-S300 has a built-in power supply which saves counter space and protects the device against water damage. An easy to replace auto-cutter is included, and there is a built-in USB 2.0 with an optional Bluetooth or Wi-Fi interface card. About BIXOLON BIXOLON is a leading global manufacturer of dependable innovative and advanced printing technologies that include POS, Auto ID and Mobile receipt and label printers for a range of environments. BIXOLON views its printing technology as an essential tool for any business and holds itself to the highest standards since dedication to customers is its core belief. BIXOLON’s FAST, FLEXIBLE and FRIENDLY approach to business has much to do with its recent success. For more information visit http://www.bixolon.com or contact your local BIXOLON sales representative.

    September 5, 2016

  • Event

    BIXOLON Releases Reliable and Cost-Effective SRP-330II POS Printer

    August 1, 2016

    BIXOLON Co., Ltd., a leading global POS printer manufacturer, has released its next generation, economical 3-inch thermal POS printer, the SRP-330II. The SRP-330II’s cost-efficiency, reliable printing performance, low TCO (total cost of ownership), and user-friendly design make it the perfect solution for the retail, hospitality, ticketing, banking, and kiosk verticals. BIXOLON Marketing Director John Kim explains, “We have designed the SRP-330II to have several upgraded benefits, including: dual or triple interface models, printing speeds of up to 220 mm/sec, and several printing resolution options (180 dpi and 203 dpi).” “Our goal was to design a hassle-free and cost-efficient POS solution that offers low TCO throughout the printer’s lifetime, which I believe we accomplished,” Kim continues. “We’ve included a paper saving mode that reduces the overall length of the receipt. An added feature of the SRP-330II is Easy Tracking™, a unique label plate located on the bottom of the printer, which supports a QR code that links to a technical support site.” With the release of the SRP-330II, BIXOLON continues to yield some of the most industry-leading technologies in the printer market today. About BIXOLON BIXOLON is a leading global manufacturer of dependable innovative and advanced printing technologies that include POS, Auto ID and Mobile receipt and label printers for a range of environments. BIXOLON views its printing technology as an essential tool for any business and holds itself to the highest standards since dedication to customers is its core belief. BIXOLON’s FAST, FLEXIBLE and FRIENDLY approach to business has much to do with its recent success. For more information visit http://www.bixolon.com or contact your local BIXOLON sales representative.

    August 1, 2016

  • Event

    BIXOLON Releases SRP-F310II – A Truly Waterproof Printing Solution

    April 11, 2016

    BIXOLON Co., Ltd. Global POS printer manufacturer would like to announce the launch of SRP-F310II, a 3 inch front-exit thermal receipt printer, designed for water-proof environments with durable, reliable and sleek features. Because of its environmental endurance, ensured business continuity, low TCO, and outstanding software features, the SRP-F310II is a perfect addition for BIXOLON’s customers in the indoor and outdoor retail, healthcare, pharmacy, hospitality, and sports markets. The SRP-F310II has numerous enhanced benefits. John Kim, Marketing Director of BIXOLON, said that, “the F310II is truly second to none when it comes to durability. It can literally be used in any industry and can take whatever you throw at, it no matter the environment. When it comes to continually leading the printing industry with advancements in technology, the F310II is BIXOLON’s latest effort and we couldn’t be more proud in keeping ahead of the competition.” It is truly waterproof and dustproof with an IP12 class rating. Additionally, it has industry-leading reliability with a TPH of 250 Km and an auto cutter that cuts 3 million cuts. Furthermore, the SRP-F310II has a print speed of 350 mm/sec—29% faster than its preceding model, the SRP-F310. The SRP-F310II was designed with environmental endurance in mind. It has Liquid-Barrier™ Technology with a rugged design, as well as a water resistant top and a waterproof solution at 15 degrees. Moreover, it has a built-in power supply for a space saving and water resistant solution. The SRP-F310II can also ensure business continuity with its industry-leading reliability and faster printing speed. In addition, its all in one Plus™ Interface includes a built-in USB V2.0 and Ethernet, as well as an optional I/F card. Lastly, the SRP-F310II has anti-jam technology. Other benefits include a low TCO and outstanding software features. Mr. Kim concluded that, “BIXOLON adopted newly eco-friendly power consumption technology when designing the F310II. It is Energy Star certified and paper save mode supported, and includes a new SDK for Android™ and iOS™ and is mPOS ready.” The SRP-F310II also runs Windows™, Linux, OPOS, JPOS, and Mac drivers and has a unified POS utility.” About BIXOLON BIXOLON is a leading global manufacturer of dependable innovative and advanced printing technologies that include POS, Auto ID and Mobile receipt and label printers for a range of environments. BIXOLON views its printing technology as an essential tool for any business and holds itself to the highest standards since dedication to customers is its core belief. BIXOLON’s FAST, FLEXIBLE and FRIENDLY approach to business has much to do with its recent success. For more information visit http://www.bixolon.com or contact your local BIXOLON sales representative.

    April 11, 2016

  • Product Launch

    BIXOLON Launches Ultra Reliable, Next Generation POS Receipt Printer

    December 11, 2015

    Gyeonggi-do, Korea – (11.12.2015) – Global POS printer manufacturer BIXOLON, today announced the launch of the SRP-380 POS receipt printer to the retail market. A compact, low maintenance, powerful three-inch direct thermal POS printer. The SRP-380 sets new standards in reliability and printer life expectancy. Built to cope in the most demanding environments, the robust SRP-380 provides fast printing speeds of up to 350mm per second, 17% faster than other comparable models in the market. High reliability of 70 million lines (MCBF) and an auto cutter guaranteed up to 3 million cuts. The SRP-380 has USB V2.0 as standard with optional connectivity that includes Serial, Ethernet, Powered USB, Bluetooth and WLAN*. With additional Apple MFi certification, the SRP-380 is suitable for a wide range of functions from multi-platform POS systems to digital payment applications. Enhancing business continuity with new functionality, the smart SRP-380 features automatic paper saving mode firmware which reduces the length of a receipt up to 25% and Smart Paper Reduction™ software which facilitates 80 - 58mm auto paper reduction. In addition, low maintenance functions comprising of Anywhere Anyfont™ (Unicode) which removes the need to write multiple code pages for every language and Easy Tracking™ a customisable removable label plate to store important printer information plus a QR code link to the BIXOLON technical support micro site. “Offering a new benchmark in hardware reliability, the SRP-380 offers the lowest cost of ownership with the additional benefits of low maintenance and reducing paper costs through its easily switchable paper saving features,” explains John Kim, Marketing Director. “The SRP-380 simply remaps itself to your business requirements.” *WLAN: 802.11b/g/n About BIXOLON BIXOLON is a leading global manufacturer of dependable innovative and advanced printing technologies that include POS, Auto ID and Mobile receipt & label printers for a range of environments. BIXOLON views its printing technology as an essential tool for any business and holds itself to the highest standards since dedication to customers is its core belief. BIXOLON’s FAST, FLEXIBLE and FRIENDLY approach to business has much to do with its recent success. For more information visit http://www.bixolon.com or contact your local BIXOLON sales representative.

    December 11, 2015