If the thermal printer you’re using was launched years ago, it’s time to experience something different. Advancement in technology has improved operational efficiency of POS printers multifold, which can positively affect a facility's up-time, especially when labeling processes are critical, says SATO, a leading Point of Sale hardware manufacturer.
Take the example of SATO's newly releasaed rugged CLNX industrial barcode printer. It has a full color LCD and on-board tutorial video to steer you through media loading, troubleshooting and maintenance with ease.
While many companies focus on criteria such as throughput and print resolution when selecting a thermal printer, factors like how quickly/easily a printer can be integrated, how rapidly media can be loaded, and how easily the printer can be serviced have an even greater impact on operational costs.
The SATO CLNX Series industrial thermal printer, available in a 4” or 6” model, was engineered with problem solving features in mind.
SATO’s goal was to engineer a thermal printer that is easier to integrate, operate, and maintain. If a printer requires a lot of configuration, jams frequently, produces poor quality labels, or is difficult for operators to quickly change out labels, ribbons, print heads or platen rollers, the downtime can be costly in terms of both productivity and expense.
The CLNX Series makes it simple to replace an existing printer fleet and is easily integrated into a diversified printer environment.
The CLNX will auto detect the commands being sent in the data stream and apply the appropriate emulation. Emulation upgrades can also be easily installed via the USB port on the front of the printer.
The CLNX is great for multi-national companies or businesses with multiple language requirements. 30 user selectable display and 47 print languages make label integration, label design and printer support easier than ever, especially when printers are deployed across a global enterprise network.
On-board video tutorials and intuitive menu navigation mean printer operators no longer have to search for answers.
In an industry first, the CLNX Series solves this problem using on-board video assistance. The printer ships pre-loaded with video tutorials for operator guidance and error resolution that can be viewed directly on the printer display. These videos provide instantaneous "self-help" for operators right on the shop floor, while also reducing the time and expense required for training and re-training.
The truly intuitive design streamlines common maintenance procedures. Label printer performance directly affects the ability of a company to achieve its throughput goals and to process shipments on time. One way to minimize costly downtime is to ensure that routine printer service procedures can be accomplished quickly. The CLNX Series was designed to reduce the number of potential printer errors or print-run failures, and to speed up the processes of routine maintenance.
The ruggedized construction means the printer can withstand harsh environmental conditions, reduce potential breakdowns, and lower the total cost of ownership and operation. Accessing the interior of the printer is also easier.
The SATO CLNX Series eliminates common maintenance issues with its durable construction, wide-angle print head access, tool free print head and platen adjustment/ replacement procedures, and reliable print quality. The printer's innovative color display provides access to video tutorials that guide operators through media loading, parts replacement and help operators more quickly address error conditions.
The CLNX Series provides an intuitive, global printing solution for users in demanding supply chain, automotive, retail, manufacturing, healthcare, transportation and logistics applications.