The Right Stuff
Often overlooked, specialty printing equipment can prove vital to your in-plant when a job requires its services.
Digital copiers and wide-format ink-jet printers may get the lion's share of the headlines these days, but when you have special needs—like for envelopes or labels—it's the specialty printing equipment that you turn to.
To help you sort through the available systems, IPG has assembled information on various models of envelope presses, tag and label presses, thermographic equipment and sheetfed press attachments.
For in-plants that need to print short and mid-volume runs of envelopes, Olympus America Digital & Imaging Group offers the PagePlex envelope printer. It provides addressing at 300x300 dpi and at an output of 20 ppm, and is geared for volumes of up to 10,000 #10 envelopes per day. Materials accepted range from bond and linen to manila and brown kraft envelopes, including window envelopes. It handles sizes from 3˝ to 81⁄2˝ in width and from 5˝ to 12˝ in length. The PagePlex can also accept postcards, paper labels, pressure-sensitive labels, and letter, legal and A-4 size paper.
New from Halm Industries is the Super Jet Plus envelope press. Standard features include a piggy back roller for more ink coverage, an expanded width of 3˝ over the previous Super Jet model, and a fountain disconnect feature on one print head, which lets users run the second head as a one-color unit. Also, it has the ability to run landscape over portrait, which gives operators more throughput flexibility.
Tag & Label Presses
Does your in-plant print a high volume of labels? If so, the QLS-4100 full-color digital thermal transfer label printer from the Quicklabel Systems Division of Astro-Med might be just right for you. It can produce near photographic quality color images, logos and graphics. The QLS-4100 requires no ink, plates, toner or hot stamp dies because it uses a thermal transfer ribbon to print on a variety of materials. Data goes direct from computer to finished labels in seconds.