Allen Coding Systems has launched a low-cost, thermal transfer printer specifically designed for food industry users of traditional hot stamp equipment. The 53LTi enables customers to upgrade to a more versatile system that easily prints vital fixed and variable text and graphics.

It has 300dpi print resolution; cassette ribbon loading; 600-metre ribbon capacity; 53mm x 30mm print area, with print speeds up to 250mm per second. It comes with an operator keypad and Windows-based, full-featured label design software.

The unit can print a variety of fixed and variable data, including marking labels, linear and composite bar codes, real time; sell-by dates; batch numbers, company logos, prices and source codes.

Available in both intermittent and soon in continuous format, the 53LTi can be easily integrated with a wide range of packaging equipment, such as vertical and horizontal form-fill-seal systems, primary labellers, thermo formers and overwrappers.