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New T6212 addresses the mid-range market for high-volume back-office printing

Tally, the computer printer specialist, today announced its launch of the T6212 line matrix at CeBIT 2002. The new line printer prints up 1200 lines per minutes with a peak workload usage of 140,000 pages per month, and targets the mid range of the market where large numbers of line printers continue to be bought. This announcement cements Tally’s commitment to providing printers for mission critical applications, and consolidates its position as market leader for line printers, a position the company has held since the early 1990s.

Line printer users often require robust, reliable printers that can produce hundreds of lines of text and data per minute, in what are very busy, often dusty, temperature-affected environments. Line printers have proven to be a consistently put-to-use option in labour-intensive environments, and can have up to 1/20th cost per page compared to a laser for jobs such as label/invoice printing. Tesco UK, for example, uses Tally line printers for its labelling and barcode applications which run to just 5% of the costs previously associated with laser printing.

Managing Director at Tally UK, Robin Edwardes, comments, “Laser evangelists were telling users that they could save money by getting rid of pre-printed stationery. Whilst this is true for the office, it's completely untrue for mission critical environments, particularly applications in the back office. Just looking at the cost of laser consumables will tell you that. To some extent, laser printers have been taking the job that line printers once had, but cost of ownership, application, throughput and workload considerations have swung the focus back onto impact printing. Line printers use ribbons rather than costly toner and ink cartridges and come in at a fraction of the running costs. People are now understanding their applications and asking themselves what printers are really required for certain jobs.”

T6212 key features:

1200 lines per minute print speed

140,000 pages per month workload

Page segmentation architecture ensures complex output is printed at maximum speed

High quality barcodes via Read Right algorithm

Smart clean-hands ribbon provides consistent quality print throughout the ribbon life

See the T6212 and the full range of Tally printers at CeBIT on stand 5G6 in Hall 1

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 18 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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