Seikosha’s premier distributor for the South African market, Esquire Technologies, has announced the immediate availability of three high performance label printers from the Smart Label Printer (SLP) range, namely the SLP 420, SLP 440 and the SLP 450.

The SLP range allows users to print single labels as and when needed, which means processes are more efficient and there are less wasted sheets of labels. Direct thermal printing technologies eliminate the need for inks, ribbons and toners and each printer can be connected via USB to the company network expanding their scalability throughout the business.
At the top of the range is the SLP 450 which adds 2D barcode printing and improved network connectivity, pushing out high quality, professional labels that can include customer information, barcodes for storing, shipping or inventory tracking, as well as added text and graphics for labeling office files and cabinets. The 450 generates a label in approximately one second, offering high 300dpi resolution labels in environments where speed is key, like trade shows or hospitals.
The SLP 440 can print a label every two seconds at 300dpi. Only marginally slower than its big brother, this label printer also offers 2D barcoding and enhanced networking and graphics capabilities.
The 440 incorporates Seiko’s SmartCapture feature, which automatically recognises information from specific applications and inserts it directly into the SLP software. This means users can simply highlight and ‘grab’ text from standard PC applications like Word or Outlook for quick and easy output on a label.
As with other SLP printers, the 420 can create one label at a time for envelopes, files, storage boxes, floppy or Zip disks, video cassettes, 35mm slides, bar codes and a variety of other home or office applications.
These printers take up very little desktop space and make quality nametags and ID badges for trade shows, conferences, parties and other business or social events.
Aimed at the small to medium retailer, these printers feature a snazzy, sleek design support both Mac and PC platforms. Administrative personnel in various work environments and across many vertical industries will find the SLPs a convenient and attractive addition to the desktop.