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  • Tech & Trend

    Label Artist™ Mobile, Free-Of-Charge Label Design Mobile Application

    December 3, 2018

    Since the introduction of just-in-time delivery, asset management and even internet sales, labelling has become essential in various industries such as logistics, retail and manufacturing. With many companies under pressure to improve the documentation and tracking throughout all areas of the business, many are focusing their efforts on the label design incorporating information such as 1D/2D barcodes, ID and Human readable text to collect data and reduce costs. Recognizing this need for label customization, BIXOLON has incorporated Label Artist™ Mobile, a free-of-charge label design mobile application into its menu of label printer software add-ons. Compatible with a portfolio of BIXOLON printers including SLP-TX400, SLP-TX420, SLP-DX420, SRP-E770III, SLP-DL410, SLP-TX220, SLP-DX220 desktop labelling solutions and the SPP-L3000 mobile label printer. Label ArtistTM Mobile A label design mobile application which allows users to easily edit and print labels from their chosen iOS™ or Android™ device to a BIXOLON printer using Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. 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; - Simple label design functions including editing text, barcode, image printing - Providing various pre-designed, modifiable label formats, such as warning and event image labelling collection options. - Database utilizing Labelling (Auto count functionality) - Available through Google PlayTM and App Store® • App Tutorial Learn more about the free-of-charge PC software options Label ArtistTM II Label design software for Windows PC allows users to easily design, edit and print labels from their PC to a BIXOLON printer using USB. - Labelling program supporting editing text, barcode and image printing - Database utilizing Labelling (Auto count functionality), plus label reprint and stored editing functionality - Available through BIXOLON website Bartender UltraLite® for BIXOLON Label design software for Windows PC designed by Seagull™. This free-of-charge basic version of the software is designed for BIXOLON printer users to easily edit and print labels using USB connectivity. - Windows OS and Seagull drivers are required - Available in pre-designed, modifiable label formats - Easy to add graphics - Supporting data inputting peripherals such as scanners - Available through BIXOLON and Seagull’s website 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.

    December 3, 2018

  • Product Launch

    Announcing the launch of B-linerless™ consumables

    October 2, 2018

    BIXOLON added eco-friendly B-linerless™ to its printer supply line-up BIXOLON Co., Ltd a leading global Mobile, Label and POS Printer manufacturer today announced the launch of its NEW B-linerless™ linerless label consumables. Enabling quick and easy purchase of linerless labels to accompany BIXOLON’s range of linerless printers. B-linerless™ helps to maximize work productivity and quality by removing the potential issue of label jamming, while providing a lower total cost of ownership by eliminating the waste of traditional silicon label liner backing paper. BIXOLON B-linerless™ will be available in two types of adhesive strengths: B-linerless™ Permanent – featuring a permanent adhesive across the whole media which is similar to traditional liner labels. This type of label is ideal for a range of applications from for delivery notes, shipping labelling, patient labelling and order printing for T&L, Manufacturing, Healthcare and Retail industries. B-linerless™ Permanent is compatible with a number of BIXOLON mobile linerless printers including: SPP-R200III, SPP-R310, SPP-R410. B-linerless™ Restick – supporting removable and repositionable adhesive across the media while eliminating any adhesive residue left when removed. This type of label is ideal for a range of applications where permanent adhesive isn’t required from restaurant order identification to manufacturing plastic totes. B-linerless™ Restick is compatible with the BIXOLON SRP-S300 desktop printer. “As the use of labelling continues to grow it has resulted in major developments in label media technology,” explains John Kim, Marketing Director, BIXOLON Ltd. “Linerless labelling delivers a flexible and ecological alternative to traditional label media by eliminating the waste bi-product of silicon backing paper originally used in labelling allowing up to 40 percent more label per roll than traditional labelling. This type of solution is ideal for companies looking for an environmentally friendly option and great value for money.” For more information visit www.bixolon.com, or alternatively speak to 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.

    October 2, 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