Packaging Digest is part of the Informa Markets Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Quality and speed in one coding system?

Article-Quality and speed in one coding system?

Quality and speed in one coding system?

The new Thermocode iQ² thermal transfer printer answers the coding needs of packaging operations with high quality prints at top speeds.

To debut at EastPack 2019 (June 16-18; New York), the Open Date system creates 300-dots-per-inch codes at speeds of 600 prints per minute or more when printing one line of variable text. The Thermocode iQ² maintains speeds of 450 prints per minute when printing two lines of variable text along with a bar code, specifically a GS1 DataBar linear bar code or a two-dimensional GS1 Data Matrix code or stacked code.

The iQ² holds up to 300 megabytes and stored codes can be easily uploaded via a network card or the USB drive. Users can adjust printer settings via the 7-inch color touchscreen, even while the printer is running. The controller also signals printer status, including speed and remaining ribbon.

Able to integrate with most intermittent-motion labeling and other packaging machinery, the iQ² prints on labels, films, foils, cartons and cards for pharmaceutical and other applications.

See the new Open Date coder in EastPack Booth #2450.

TAGS: Coders
Hide comments


  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.