Open Date Equipment has launched a new thermal transfer printer the Thermocode iQ. The firm claimed it offers higher print quality, as well as a high level of sustainable performance.

The company said bakery and confectionery companies would find the iQ’s suitability with intermittent machines particularly useful, while the gentler touch of the print head, due to more accurate stepper motor control, reduces the potential for damage to fragile products, such as pastries and decorated items.

The iQ has a print speed of 600mm per second and a maximum print area of 53 x 110mm. Operation is controlled via a 7-inch touchscreen from which stored print images can be edited and print settings adjusted during use. It has a 1,000-metre ribbon capacity and is capable of printing text, graphics, dates, barcodes and 2D codes.