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  • Press Release

    BIXOLON extends its Label Printing Line-up with the Introduction of the SPP-L3000 Mobile Printer

    November 6, 2018

    Mobile Label Printing Solution for the Logistics and Retail Industry BIXOLON Co., Ltd a leading global Mobile, Label and POS Printer manufacturer today announced the launch of its NEW SPP-L3000, 3-inch (80mm) mobile label printer which simultaneously connects to both Bluetooth and WLAN. The optimum smart mobility label solution due to its rugged, lightweight design, easy-to-open peeler and LCD display. Ideal for traditional supply chain, omni-channel retailing and field service operations, the SPP-L3000 supports 80mm label printing. Producing 203dpi high resolution user defined fonts, graphics, and logos on a 25~80mm wide media width an adjustable media guide at speeds up to 5 ips (127mm/sec). The SPP-L3000 also features an easy-to-open peeler, IP54 dust protected and splash proof design and 2.1m (7 ft.) drop test reliability. The SPP-L3000 supports market-leading programming languages including SLCS, BPL-Z™ & BPL-C™ and all major operating systems including Android™, iOS™, Windows®, Linux with additional Apple MFi iAP2 certification. Alongside compatibility with label design software such as BIXOLON’s free-of-charge Label Artist™, Label Artist™ Mobile for iOS™ and Android™, alongside industry leading BarTender® and BarTender® UltraLite for BIXOLON. “As a global leader in portable printing, BIXOLON is striving to continuous extend its product portfolio,” states John Kim, Marketing Director, BIXOLON. “The SPP-L3000 is the latest mobile printer from BIXOLON aimed at the logistics market due to its robust design, industry-standard functionality and flexible technical support & service to enable customers to easily integrate the mobile printing solution into their application.” For more information visit www.BIXOLON.com, subscribe to blog.bixolon.com, or alternatively speak to your local BIXOLON sales representative. Availability The SPP-L3000 is available now for pre-order for the BIXOLON Head Office sales region. The product will then be available to purchase from BIXOLON America and BIXOLON Europe’s sales regions from the end of November.

    November 6, 2018

  • Press Release

    BIXOLON Launches Label Artist™ Mobile for Android™ and iOS™

    August 22, 2018

    BIXOLON Co., Ltd a leading global mobile, label and POS printer manufacturer today announced the launch of the Label Artist™ Mobile. A free-of-charge mobile application allows users to easily edit and print labels from their chosen iOS™ or Android™ device to a BIXOLON printer using Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. A USB connection is also supported for Android™ devices. Compatible with BIXOLON’s complete label printer line-up, Label Artist™ Mobile provides a range of label design functions including text, barcode, image printing. Supporting editable templates for theme label printing, alongside various warning and event image labelling collection options. Numerical sequential number printing (Auto count functionality), plus label reprint and stored editing functionality. “Traditionally label printing was always operated through a PC,” cites John Kim, BIXOLON Director of Marketing. “The requirement to replace PC with handheld devices continues to rise in a range of industries including Warehousing, Logistics, Manufacturing, Retail, Hospitality, Healthcare and more. BIXOLON recognizes the growing requirement for label editing software which can be easily operated through a smart device.” The Label Artist™ Mobile app is available to download through Google Play™ and the App Store®. Label Artist™ Mobile is now compatible with following label printer models. 4-inch Label Printers: SLP-TX400, SLP-TX420, SLP-DX420, SRP-E770III, SLP-DL410 2-inch Label Printers: SLP-TX220, SLP-DX220 For more information visit http://www.bixolon.com or 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 22, 2018

  • Press Release

    BIXOLON Launches New Economic and Compact 4-inch Direct Thermal Desktop Label Printer

    July 9, 2018

    BIXOLON Co., Ltd a leading global Mobile, Label and POS Printer manufacturer today announced the launch of the new SRP-E770III economic 4-inch desktop Direct Thermal label printer. Providing reliable performance and compatibility, the SRP-E770III offers fast data processing and print speeds up to 5 ips (127mm/sec). Alongside a print resolution of 203 dpi to produce high quality printing text, graphics and 1D/2D barcodes. It is fully compatible with market-leading programming languages including SLCS, BPL-Z™ and BPL-E™. The SRP-E770III features BIXOLON’s Smart Switch programming language, allowing the printer to auto detect printer commands. Supporting a user-friendly, space-saving design, the SRP-E770III includes an easy-to-open cover, easy media loading, adjustable media width guide + holder and peeler. The printer yields built-in USB as a standard, alongside USB + Serial or USB + Ethernet interface options. The SRP-E770III is compatible with label design software including BIXOLON’s free-of-charge Label Artist™, alongside the industry leading BarTender® and BarTender® UltraLite for BIXOLON. “BIXOLON highly believes its customers have the right to choose a cost-effective solution boasting high reliability and basic functions,” cites John Kim Marketing Director, BIXOLON Ltd. “Providing superior quality, expatiated technical support and service enables customers to easily integrate the printing solution into their application.” For more information visit http://www.bixolon.com or contact your local BIXOLON sales representative. Availability The SRP-E770III is available for pre-order for the BIXOLON Head Office sales region. The product will then be available to purchase from BIXOLON America and BIXOLON Europe’s sales regions from September 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 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.

    July 9, 2018

  • Press Release

    BIXOLON Adds SLP-TX400R RFID Printer to Desktop Label Printer Line up

    February 13, 2018

    BIXOLON Co., Ltd. a leading global mobile, label and POS printer manufacturer, today announced the SLP-TX400R 4-inch desktop label printer with RFID technology. Supporting both direct thermal and thermal transfer printing at top printing speeds, the compact new model simultaneously prints and embeds UHF RFID code into a wide range of label types and sizes ─ from merchandise hang tags, inventory palette and case labels to wristbands and more ─ making it an ideal choice for retail, hospitality, warehousing, logistics and other applications that require rapid, secure and accurate identification of assets. Working with the application, the SLP-TX400R seamlessly prints traditional text, graphics and 1D/2D barcodes while simultaneously embedding EPC code (serial number, stock number, production date and other unique ID information) onto the label. “With omnichannel retailing moving at warp speed, there’s a critical need for stores to gain efficiency, visibility and accurate inventory tracking to stay competitive,” cited John Kim, BIXOLON director of marketing. “A great buying experience can be ruined by inventory or delivery errors. The SLP-TX400R ensures the fastest desktop label printing with the right RFID data encoded in every tag.” Features & Functionality Compatible with UHF EPC Class 1, Gen 2 RFID labels (ISO18000-06C) Best-in-class printing and encoding speed of 7 IPS for 203 dpi printing Direct thermal and thermal transfer printing at 203 dpi and 300 dpi printing resolution Multi-interface support including USB, Ethernet, and Serial, with optional Bluetooth or WLAN support Unified Label Utility for rapidly configuring RFID labeling capabilities Label Artist™ custom label design program supports database connection as well as text, lines and boxes, graphics and barcode printing Smart Media Detection™ feature automatically detects the media type such as Gap Media, Black Mark Media and Short length Media paper Optional auto-cutter feature and external label holder for higher-volume label rolls About BIXOLON BIXOLON is a leading global manufacturer of innovative, advanced printing technologies including point-of-sale receipt, label 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 year in a row, 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 13, 2018

  • Tech & Trend

    Development in Label Printing

    January 29, 2018

    Since the introduction just-in-time delivery, asset management and enterprise productivity label printing technology has played a key role in product identification to allow easy asset documentation and tracking. As there is increased pressure to improve the collection or data, many companies are moving away from traditional pen-and-paper processes and investing in technology to increase efficiency. While the demand continues to rise, the development for technology, particularly around areas of label printing continues to intensify. Used as one of the most basic forms of product tracking, product labelling has improved the efficiency throughout the complete supply chain. Using tracking data such as Picket Fence or Ladder barcodes to store simple numbers to innovations such as 2D or QR code labelling to hold part numbers and important product data. Standardising label printing Originally the production of labels today will come from a desktop label printer connected to a basic PC. Before use, labels will need to be designed using a dedicated label printing software. Newly designed template would be downloaded from the PC and stored on the memory of the printer. Memory size will dictate the ideal number of labels which can be stored on a printer. Customers needing to print more than one size of label will likely have to purchase multiple printers to save time and manpower continually reconfiguring the printer. Launch of mobile printing As the requirement of printing across all industries continues to advance, the arrival of new light-weight mobile printers connecting to smart devices are quickly replacing traditional desktop printers and PC set-ups. These new mobile devices are being developed to provide scan to print solutions, removing the need for pre-stored data and additional hardware. Providing flexibility and increased productivity, mobile printers can reduce printing costs across all market sectors. With Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity innovation at their core, handheld devices such as PDAs can easily be linked directly to a supply chain network. Communication between the network server and handheld device enables easy information download and storage, enabling easy warehouse product picking or logistics delivery. Progression in printing technology has paved the way for new technologies such as of Near Field Communication (NFC), making it even simpler to pair handheld devices with accompanying printing technology. But what about the media? As the use of labelling continues to diversify, there has been major leaps in the development of label media. While printers are becoming more adaptable, the requirement for dynamic print media for the changes in environment, usage and technology continues to grow. Resulting in a necessity for technology such as specialised linerless label printing. Delivering increased flexibility and an ecological alternative to traditional label media by eliminating the waste bi-product of silicon backing paper originally used in labelling. Linerless label rolls offer double the number of labels per roll. Linerless labelling also aids the possibility of providing clean cut variable label length. As the role of labelling continues to evolve and the importance of Auto-ID continues to rise in improving data entry, tracking and more. The requirement for accurate label referencing is becoming increasingly important across all industries. For more information visit http://www.bixolon.com or contact your local BIXOLON sales representative.

    January 29, 2018

  • Tech & Trend

    Label printers: What you need to know

    July 25, 2017

    Whether working at a distribution facility, on a factory floor or in an office; you’ve likely used or required a label printer at some point. Not only are they incredible useful in labelling and managing stock, but can play as important a role in managing internal documents and files to ensure none go astray. In a follow-up to our guides on mobile and thermal printers, we’ll be delving into the technicalities of label printing. What’s more, we’ll be exploring what use cases a label printer has and what you need to consider when purchasing one for your organisation. What is a Label Printer and How Do They Work? Unlike usual household printers, however, label printers must be capable of printing on a variety of materials. These materials will often include plastic or thermosensitive paper. This is as these materials provide greater longevity and can handle the challenges that come with long-term storage and extensive travel. In some circumstances, such as when printing an RFID tag, the label printer will require more extensive technological capabilities. This could, for example, include the ability to code the radio-frequency identification number whilst inputting it into a database. Which Label Printer is Right for You? With a huge variety of label printers available online, understanding which meets the demands of your organisation can be a challenge. The first step, therefore, is determining whether you will need a label printer of a personal, commercial or industrial standard. You may also require advanced options with support for RFID coding and printing. If you require a personal label printer which simply requires you to input a barcode or text manually, then those available in some stationary stores will suffice. If you require one of a commercial or industrial standard, however, there are a plethora of other questions which must be answered. Firstly, do you prefer thermal transfer or direct thermal printing? Whilst the details of these are outlined in our guide to thermal printers, it is widely considered that direct thermal printing is a costlier affair with the print head having to be changed more frequently. Direct thermal printing, however, can provide a more consistent and clear print quality.Another consideration that must be made is the connectivity offered by the printer. For example, does it support Ethernet and USB connectivity? You should also dedicate a healthy amount of time into understanding the programming languages supported by the printer and the level of technical support that you will receive moving forward. Found the Label Printer for You? Having considered the standard of printer you require, printing technology that’s necessary and additional connectivity you will require, you are now able to make an educated choice as to which label printer is right for you. For more information visit http://www.bixolon.com or contact your local BIXOLON sales representative.

    July 25, 2017

  • Press Release

    BIXOLON Releases Auto-Format 4”X6” Label Driver and Linux SDK

    May 2, 2017

    BIXOLON Co., Ltd. a leading global mobile, label and POS printer manufacturer, today announced two new software solutions developed to enhance printing application development and bring greater functionality and flexibility to its broad receipt and label printer lineup. “We are committed to software and tools that add value to BIXOLON products in the field,” cited John Kim, BIXOLON director of marketing. “Our products have a long life, so whenever we can deliver new functionality that increases the ROI for our existing users, we’re going to invest in development.” The Z46 Windows Driver, now available for all BIXOLON 4-inch direct thermal label printers, automatically resizes and formats an A-4 sized 8.5”x11” print file to an A6-sized 4”x6” file. The new driver eliminates the need to reformat print files when creating 4”x6” shipping labels, shelf labels, product labels, packing lists, delivery invoices, reports, coupons, tickets and other documents on 4”x6” media. The new driver also enables printing on a wide range of media including thermal receipt paper rolls, tickets and labels. BIXOLON users in warehousing, logistics, direct store delivery (DSD), retail inventory management, hotel management and law enforcement applications will see immediate benefits in the new automated label functionality. Many 4”x6” labels today are still printed on laser or inkjet printers, which are considerably more expensive to purchase and operate than thermal printers due to their higher cost of consumables. By printing larger 4”x6” labels on existing BIXOLON thermal label printers, users increase the ROI of their BIXOLON devices, lower cost per label, and potentially eliminate the need for additional inkjet or laser printers in busy warehouse environments. The Z46 driver can be installed in seconds, and is compatible with all BIXOLON 4-inch desktop label printers (contact your BIXOLON sales representative for more information). The Linux Software Development Kit (SDK) is now available for the complete line of BIXOLON mobile POS receipt and label printers. The SDK provides a library of API’s and sample code to speed development of printing applications, enabling BIXOLON printers to print from any desktop PC or mobile computer running a Linux-based application. The SDK enables developers to quickly and easily integrate printer functions including text/barcode/image printing, page mode printing, printer status check capability, direct I/O, MSR and SCR functions, auto calibration of label printers and more. “With its inherent lower cost, stability and security, organizations are beginning to look at Linux as an ideal alternative for their enterprise systems,” cited John Kim. “BIXOLON will continue to be proactive in delivering the software tools that enable software developers to deliver cost efficient, scalable and robust printing applications.” The SDK supports Linux Kernel 2.6.32 and later and is available for download here. About BIXOLON BIXOLON is a leading global manufacturer of innovative, advanced printing technologies including point-of-sale receipt, label 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 2016, for the third year in a row, BIXOLON was named global mobile receipt printer market leader by Japanese research company Chunichisha, securing a 31.9% market share. For more information, contact us at http://www.bixolon.com, or follow us on these social channels: Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

    May 2, 2017

  • Press Release

    BIXOLON Launches the Ultra Compact, Economical & Specialized 4" Direct Thermal Label Printer(SLP-DL410)

    August 8, 2016

    BIXOLON Launches the Ultra Compact, Economical & Specialized 4" Direct Thermal Label Printer Gyeonggi-do, Korea – (08.08.2016) – Global printer manufacturer BIXOLON, today announced the launch of the SLP-DL410, high quality, specialized 4” (116mm) Direct Thermal Label printer. A compact and economical printer, designed for a wide range of media types such as fan-fold or large labelling. Providing premium level, smart performance, the SLP-DL410 offers fast data processing and printing speeds up to 5ips (127 mm/sec). Producing 203dpi or 300dpi high quality text, graphics and 1D/2D barcode printing. Featuring label printer intelligence with Smart Media Detection™, the automatic detection of label and receipt media type. Supplied with a free-of charge label customisation software BIXOLON Label Artist™ and a simple mobile application Label Artist™ Show, for test printing various types of labels. Fully compatible with market-leading programming languages, the SLP-DL410 features BIXOLON’s Smart Bluetooth Auto Switch, enabling easy switching from iOS mode to standard Bluetooth mode. The SLP-DL410 also features USB V2.0 and USB Host (WLAN dongle and more) dual interface as standard with optional Ethernet & Bluetooth and MFi iAP2 certification options. “The SLP-DL410 offers potentially endless media and easy load printing opportunities,” explains John Kim, Marketing Director, BIXOLON Co,. Ltd. “Supporting Autocutter and Peeler options alongside a two year warranty as standard, the SLP-DL410 provides a small footprint and excellent return on investment.” - o - 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.

    August 8, 2016

  • Press Release

    BIXOLON Launches the Compact, High Performance 2” Thermal Transfer Desktop Label Printer with Built-In Bluetooth(SLP-TX220)

    August 3, 2016

    BIXOLON Launches the Compact, High Performance 2” Thermal Transfer Desktop Label Printer with Built-In Bluetooth Gyeonggi-do, Korea – (03.08.2016) – Global printer manufacturer BIXOLON, today announced the launch of the SLP-TX220, 2” (58mm) Thermal Transfer Label Printer. An industry leading 2” (58mm) thermal transfer desktop label printer with built-in Bluetooth, featuring Apple MFi iAP2 certification, enables simple, consistent printing from tablets, smartphones and other smart devices. Providing premium-level performance and compatibility, the SLP-TX220 offers fast data processing and print speeds up to 6ips (152mm/sec). Producing 203 or 300dpi high quality printing text, graphics and 1D/2D barcodes. Fully compatible with market-leading programming languages, the SLP-TX220 features BIXOLON’s Smart Bluetooth Auto Switch, enabling easy switching from iOS mode to standard Bluetooth mode. Supporting a user friendly space-saving design, the SLP-TX220 adopts a 74m ribbon, alongside Peeler and Auto-Cutter options. Its simple design allows the easy replacement of TPH and ribbons, whilst providing easy paper loading, Media Sensor support (including gap and black mark), plus intuitive pause and cancel function keys. “The SLP-TX220 is the latest addition to BIXOLON’s successful line of label printing solutions pushing the boundaries in product design and cutting edge connectivity,” explains John Kim, Marketing Director, BIXOLON Co. Ltd. “The SLP-TX220 provides label printer intelligence with Smart Media Detection™, the automatic detection of label and receipt media type and BIXOLON Label Artist™, the free-of-charge label customisation software.” - o - 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.

    August 3, 2016

  • Press Release

    BIXOLON Launches Compact Thermal Transfer Desktop Label Printer, the SLP-TX420

    April 16, 2014

    BIXOLON Co. Ltd., a leading global manufacturer of dependable and innovative POS receipt, mobile and barcode label printers, has announced its new thermal transfer/ direct thermal desktop label printer, the SLP-TX420. The Energy Star certified SLP-TX420 features a 74m printing ribbon and print speeds of up to 7ips (178mm/sec), 17% faster than comparable models found in the market. The increased speed is a key factor to increase effectiveness in the work place. The SLP-TX420 is compatible with Mac-based PCs, Android-based tablet PCs, Windows, or LINUX. This model also supports USB dongle-typed WLAN wireless communication as well as basic wired communication. With the recent surge of smart devices in the printing industry, BIXOLON’s versatile SLP-TX420 is certain to please its users. The overall design and use of the printer is made with convenience and ease for users at the forefront. Operators can easily remove and replace consumables, as well as easily adjust the label guide to accommodate different label sizes. In addition, BIXOLON’s newest label printer is equipped with user friendly functions such as Smart Media Detection™, which distinguishes the type of label and length of paper (gap, black mark, continuous forms, etc.) and implements printing work automatically. Additional features include the auto-recognition of the major programming languages such as ZPL and EPL and output function. The SLP-TX420 also includes BIXOLON’s complimentary label design program, ‘Label Artist™’, which can retrieve and print out databases prepared in a file format of Excel, Text or Access. Although manufactured with a compact design, the extremely robust SLP-TX420 is intended for high frequency printing with the improved durability of major printing components. In addition, its data processing speed is remarkably fast due to the quality of the high-capacity memory (64MB SDRAM, 128MB FlashROM) and is capable of printing labels for an extended period of time with the exterior long-length paper using an optional accessory. BIXOLON CEO JS Oh said, “People have been thinking that desktop printers are less reliable compared to high-priced industrial printers. However, users of BIXOLON’s desktop label printer are highly satisfied by its compact size, work effectiveness, durability and user convenience. The premium-level SLP-TX420 will be one of the most competitive products at the intersection point of the compact and mid-range barcode label printer markets.” About BIXOLON BIXOLON’s POS receipt, desktop label, and mobile portable printers’ advanced technologies provide a wide array of innovative solutions for such industries as retail, hospitality, healthcare, banking, post/parcel, and warehousing. BIXOLON’s thermal, impact and inkjet printers’ intuitive POS software offers extensive customization capabilities. A leader in the global specialty printer market, BIXOLON formed as a mini printer division of Samsung in the 1990’s, and spun off in 2002 to form its own entity.

    April 16, 2014