Avery Dennison launches print-and-attach apparel tagging system

The Avery Dennison Printacher is a fully-automated solution for printing and attaching price- and bar-coded tags to apparel. With this system, an operator can reportedly produce and affix to garments up to 20 tags per minute, nearly 10,000 tags per day.

The system's advanced thermal transfer print technology generates display quality alpha/numerics that complement promotional tag graphics and produces bar codes that meet all current retailer scan rate requirements. Primary applications include pricing newly made goods at manufacturing or distribution facilities, retagging garments returned to retailers, identifying donated garments at non-profit retailers and efficiently tagging garments in other applications like dry cleaning operations and laundering facilities.

The operator enters garment price or other variable data, along with the quantity of tags desired, places a garment over the system's mandrel and triggers the fastening process with a finger-controlled actuator lever. The lever is ergonomically designed to protect employees from repetitive motion hazards. Data entry can be completed via Printacher's integrated keyboard or from a computer's keyboard. The finished product is a neatly printed tag securely affixed to the garment via a thin, inconspicuous plastic fastener.

Avery Dennison Printacher features Zebra emulation and prints at 203 dpi (with optional 305 dpi capability) on tags up to 4.1" (104mm) wide. The system produces all commonly used bar codes; prints in 17 fonts, including OCR-A, OCR-B and two scalable fonts; and supports True Type fonts. Compact flash cards and a 10-key touch pad with function keys are optional.


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