The printer comes equipped with numerous language emulations and a selection of connectivity options to make replacement of existing printers or installation of new printers an easy process. In addition, an intuitive LCD screen and quick media and ribbon loading make it simple for users to maintain.
Reducing daily operational costs by minimising power consumption with its stationary print head design, the E-Class Mark III uses larger, more economical 300m ribbons that lower materials costs. It also enables users to print only the number of labels required, minimising waste.
‘Datamax-O’Neil’s extensive global market research has certainly paid off with the introduction of the E-Class Mark III,’ explains Roland Pinz, MD of Zetes Media. ‘Customers from diverse industries are now able to select a printer and customise it with options that best suit their needs, all at a price lower than other printers in this category,’ he adds.
‘The E-Class Mark III printer is a cost-effective printing solution for the South African market,’ Roland continues. ‘Besides our traditional thermal printer customers, this range is an ideal upgrade for customers using laser and inkjet printers, as it offers lower maintenance costs, increased durability and more effective and hassle-free printing,’ he concludes.
The four E-Class Mark III printer models include the basic model – used for most barcoding application requirements. It includes USB and serial ports with optional 300dpi, thermal transfer and label peeler. The advanced model is for applications that require networking communications, faster print speeds or special media handling. It expands on the basic platform but includes parallel and ethernet communication ports and a positional media-indexing sensor, and prints up to five inches/second.
The professional model is for more sophisticated applications that require a higher level of interface capabilities, higher performance, and wireless communications. It expands on the advanced platform and features a graphical display with a navigational menu interface, real-time clock, audible alarm, USB host connectivity, faster print speed, and optional wireless LAN and Bluetooth communications.
And, finally, the professional plus model is used for applications that require a large internal media capacity. It has all the features of the professional model and includes a large internal roll, internal fan-folded media, and an optional cabinet lock.