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Market’s Fastest High Resin Thermal Transfer Coding Now Available

The SmartDate® Xtreme Plus, an innovation that recently launched, allows manufacturers to print codes with high resin thermal transfer ribbons at nearly double the speed of any other comparable option. Maintenance is also reduced in this thermal transfer overprinting (TTO) application. Existing high resin ribbon users will improve profitability with greater throughput, while more companies can benefit from the extra durable and crisp prints provided by this TTO option.

The advanced design of the SmartDate® Xtreme Plus printhead reportedly means companies can produce crisp, high resin codes at up to 600 millimeters per second (2 feet per second), nearly twice the speed of the market’s next fastest coder using high resin ribbons. Production throughput no longer needs to be sacrificed in order to ensure high quality, durable codes.

As compared to other grades of thermal transfer ribbons, the high energy level required for printing with resin reduces the life of a printhead. Considering that many TTO suppliers do not offer printhead warranties, or charge extra for this, maintenance costs can be high. However, given all Markem-Imaje printheads, including the SmartDate® Xtreme Plus, come with a 6 month, or 40 kilometer (25 miles) warranty, manufacturers can reportedly enjoy 60 percent more trouble-free coding than other comparable options, even in this challenging application.

The printhead can be used in new SmartDate X65 coders or retrofitted into existing SmartDate X65 units.

For more information, visit https://www.markem-imaje.com.

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