Epson goes mobile with label printing
Building on its success in the business printing and labelling markets, Epson has introduced its range of portable, easy-to-use label makers, known as LabelWorks.
The new range includes the compact LabelWorks LW-300, ideal for office labelling; the lightweight LW-400 with backlit screen, designed for mobile labelling in almost any environment; and the LW-700, ideal for the maintenance industry. The three models address both mobile and desktop labelling requirements and are compatible with a wide selection of Epson label tapes that offer savings with its economical, nine meter tapes.
The label printers boast a variety of features designed to save time, money and effort. They include an integrated keyboard for standalone operation, dedicated buttons for quick access to cutting and printing functions, and a storage function that lets users store favourite label designs in the label makers’ internal memory. The LW-300 stores up to 30 designs, while the LW-400 holds up to 50 and the LW-700 up to 100.
Businesses will appreciate the fact that they have superior customisation and convenience with a choice of font types, character sizes, symbols, borders and styles. The LW-400 also provides barcode printing, while the LW-700 can be connected to a computer to create customised labels using the Label Editor Software, or can be used portably inside or outside the office.
Epson’s wide selection of labels in 6 mm, 9 mm, 12 mm, 18 mm and 24 mm widths cover practically every labelling need. The range includes standard, black, transparent, matte and writable matte paper labels, index tab and flag labels, a variety of colours such as fluorescent and pastel, and two adhesive strengths. All Epson labels are very durable, water resistant and can withstand hot and cold conditions.
Kelvin Reynolds, general manager at Epson South Africa, says: ‘Epson’s label printers help our customers get more labels for their money, by minimising the margins of each label to prevent tape wastage. Furthermore, at nine metres long, our economical tapes are some of the longest on the market, which allows economies of scale, and less frequent reloading.’
The Epson LabelWorks range will be available to purchase from April 2013 at selected Matrix Warehouse and Office National outlets.