Birkenfeld, 21.04.2021. The eXtra4 Labelling Systems product range has included hardware for over 25 years. With the market launch of the T4ES-300M thermal transfer printer, Ferdinand Eisele GmbH and its brand eXtra4 are acting like a distributor for the first time. SBARCO, the Taiwanese manufacturer of the device, has no distribution channels in Europe so far. This is why the label expert from Birkenfeld near Pforzheim is launching the desktop model on the market on its own responsibility, exclusively for the special needs of the jewellery and watch business.
Exclusive equipment for the printer of eXtra4
The SBARCO T4ES-300M masters what is required at eXtra4 and what devices of well-known brands often do not have to offer at an acceptable price: the single item printing of labels without label squandering. Jewellers and goldsmiths in particular attach great importance to this, because they often have to label single pieces.
To enter the eXtra4 product range, a printer must be able to output a single label as a print job without wasting others on the web feed unused between each print process. To do this, before each printing process it is necessary to retract the web that has been transported forward out of the print head after the previous print job for removing the printed label.
The labels must not be damaged when being retracted, which is a special challenge for the technology, in terms of jewellery labels in particular: As labels for jewellery and watches are usually made of foil compound, the materials are thicker than conventional papers, e.g. for dispatch labels. Smooth forward/backward transport is therefore only possible with an appropriately dimensioned printhead. In this respect the T4ES-300M has been modified by SBARCO exclusively for eXtra4. ...
Birkenfeld, 22.03.2021. Label printing with data from proprietary database systems such as web shops, websites or stock management is no longer a challenge with eXtra4<dropIT>. The new software tool from eXtra4 Software + Service GmbH converts copied text from a computer's clipboard into print data. For the printing itself, the subsidiary of label specialist Ferdinand Eisele from Birkenfeld near Pforzheim, Germany, relies on its own tried-and-tested eXtra4<winIII> software. Direct access to the third-party system is not necessary with eXtra4<dropIT>. For users, label printing is simplified to a matter of copy & paste.
Label printing as a copying process
As an independent front-end software, eXtra4<dropIT> is actively operated by the user: He manually places data from the clipboard of his computer system into the window of eXtra4<dropIT> using the "Paste" command (Ctrl + V or Ctrl + V). Where the data in the clipboard comes from is arbitrary. The user can grab it in any third-party system by using the copy command (Ctrl+C or Ctrl+C), e.g. in a PDF document, a spreadsheet table, a text file or in the data record of a database.
Independent of source data
Transformation and transfer via scripting
The task of eXtra4