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fastest printer throughput of its kind for barcodes, invoices and labels

Tally Ltd, the computer printer specialist, today announced the launch of a new line matrix printer, the T6218, which, at 1800 lines per minutes has the fastest throughput of a printer in its class according to industry standard tests (ECMA 132). It is capable of delivering 512,000 pages per month, and its launch builds upon Tally’s innovative position in the printer market since the company invented line matrix printing as far back as 1970. The T6218 is used for producing a variety of outputs, including barcodes, invoices, reports, shipping notes, and delivery labels - often in labour-intensive and inhospitable environments. In contrast with other line printer vendors, Tally’s new single-row hammer bank gives users better definition and true print speed. This makes the T6218 the fastest in terms of throughput and speed, going beyond text for high performance in all print modes.

“Tally’s is the market leader in line printing,” said Robin Edwardes, Managing Director at Tally UK. “There is still no substitute for the high-speed, mass volume capabilities of a line printer, and users of these printers also appreciate the negligible cost of ownership. They understand that the real applications of line printing include generating invoices, reports, shipping notes, and packaging labels - using many fonts, lines and graphics. Those in labour-intensive environments don’t want to have to spend time setting their printers in different print modes. We have created the one-fits-all solution that means they can rest easy.”

New technology features include:

Page Segmentation Architecture

This device intelligently arranges data into page “segments” prior to printing, allowing text and graphics to be printed in just one pass and eliminating the need for time- consuming forms reversal.

Smart Ribbon

Tally has invented the SmartRibbon Ó 250 ‘clean hands’ ribbon cartridge. The ‘stay black’ ribbon is guaranteed until the end of its life, and is four times as long as Tally’s main competitors’ offerings. The ribbon’s ink supply is automatically renewed through the use of peristaltic pump technology, which monitors and renews ink supply. This means that at the end of its 250-million character life, the SmartRibbon’s density is nearly equivalent to other offerings at the beginning of life.

Read/Right Barcode Algorithm

This ensures that printer readability is Class A flawless, and has never before been achieved with line printer technology. Combined with the SmartRibbon, this yields up to seven times the ribbon life of the nearest competitor.

Price and availability

The T6218 is available now. Manufactures suggested price is £8595.

About Tally

Re-formed in 1996 following the buy-out of Mannesmann Tally from the German conglomerate Mannesmann AG, Tally has been dedicated to the manufacture and support of computer printers for more than 30 years. The company offers business users a wide range of mission critical, colour and desktop printers. These include mono/colour lasers, volume inkjet printers, high-performance matrix printers and line printers where the company is recognised as the market leader.

Tally is based in Basingstoke in the UK from where it sells into more than 60 international markets through local distributors. This new facility includes a state-of-the-art training, repair and commissioning centre and is the hub of its UK-wide service team of 20 engineers, which boasts a first-time-fix rate of 97%. Tally Ltd has enjoyed ISO9001 accreditation since 1991, and achieved Investor in People status in 1999.

A global player in the computer printer market, the company employs more than 1100 staff operating out of subsidiaries in the UK, Germany, France, Italy, Austria, Russia, Singapore and North America, and manufactures in Germany and the USA.

In the UK, the company sells through distribution partners and VARs, and corporate customers include Tesco, B&Q, Ministry of Defence, Unichem, Kwik-Fit and HSBC Bank.

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Editorial Contacts

Interviews, photography and further information are available from Natalie Johnson or Claire Adam at MCC International.

Claire Adam/Natalie Johnson
MCC International Ltd
Tel: 01962 888100

Robin Edwardes/Julie Field
Tally Ltd
Tel: 0870 872 2888

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