Business technology solutions provider Brother UK, has released four new models to its TJ series of industrial label printers, introducing higher performance machines to meet the most demanding labelling requirements in warehousing, manufacturing and logistics.
The new models offer print speeds of up to 14 inches per second (ips), compared to up to 10 ips provided by the four existing models launched in 2020. The new releases also feature increased ribbon capacity for high-volume users of up to 600 meters, up from 450 meters provided by the current range, and internal rewinders to collect printed labels on one spool to be applied later.
Wifi and Bluetooth also add to a range of existing connectivity options, with an advanced touch screen enhancing machine usability and diagnostics .
VDC Research, a leading authority on the global markets for automatic identification and data capture (AIDC) technologies, recently estimated that industrial label printer hardware vendors generated more than £570 million in revenues in 2020 with the market expected to grow to £715 million by 2025. The growth is attributed to higher print volumes being required across warehousing and supply chains, with a 25.7% increase in global online sales in 2021.**
The devices can operate in both direct thermal and thermal transfer mode, which enables businesses to create a wide range of print-out types, from shipping labels to Hazchem warning signs.
By using the correct ribbon and label combination, users can print durable labels that can withstand extremes in moisture, chemical resistance, heat and UV exposure.
The TJ series range was originally launched in 2020 with the first four of this now complete eight-model range, which is designed for business users that produce more than 1,000 labels a day.
Each device comes with an operating expense purchasing option for reseller partners to use under Brother’s Managed Label Service, which enables customers to buy new products without the need for an upfront payment, while combining OPEX spend with complementary hardware and software. The new machines will also be supported by the recent launch of Brother’s ONSITE next day repairs service, which provides a call out repairs service to resolve any maintenance issues in a 24-hour period.
Aaron Hopkinson, product and solutions manager for SPS and Labelling at Brother UK, said: “We can now arm partners with a full range of competitive industrial label printers and high stock availability to target supply opportunities in the warehouse and logistics sectors.
“The TJ models will enable Auto-ID and IT resellers to help their customers meet the substantial increase in barcoding volumes, which is driving investment in industrial printers in high throughput environments such as busy fulfillment centres and ecommerce operations.
“The devices introduce a number of new features and benefits, from market-leading print speeds to extended capacity, which makes our thermal print range a more competitive and relevant proposition for partners, particularly for customers operating in heavy-duty environments.”
For more information, visit: https://www.brother.co.uk/TJ
*2021 VDC Research | stationary thermal barcode printers
** Savanta Market Research
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About TJ brand printers
All new models currently available have a 600m ribbon capacity and come with USB, USB host, serial, ethernet and optional Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity options* and are FBPL EZD (EPL2, ZPL2, DPL) supported as standard. The newly released devices are designed for heavy duty industrial users printing more than 1,000 labels per day.
A Super-fast and durable industrial label printer with an LCD display, the TJ-4420 can print to a 203dpi resolution, with a print speed of up to 14ips and is capable of handling a print width of 104mm.
The high-resolution, fast, and durable industrial label printer with LCD display, the TJ-4520TN features a higher 300dpi print resolution than the TJ-4420TN, runs to a print speed of up to 12ips and can print jobs as wide as 104mm with ease
Super-fast and durable industrial label printer with touch panel display and internal rewinder. The TJ4422TN sports a 203dpi print resolution with a scorching print speed of 14ips, as with other models it supports print jobs of up to 104mm
Bigger and brighter than the TJ-4422TN, the TJ-4522TN boasts a touchscreen display with a 300dpi printing resolution and has a speed of 12 ips, as with other models in this range it also handles print widths of up to 104mm. Bluetooth connectivity option is part of the same dual module with Wireless LAN.
About Brother UK
Over 100 years of innovation have gone into making Brother the global business solutions provider that it is today.
Founded as Yasui Sewing Machines Co in Japan in 1908 and later renamed to Brother, the company now operates in 44 countries around the world. Brother has continually adapted to thrive in an ever-changing marketplace.
From managed print services through to printers and scanners, Brother’s products and services are designed to increase efficiency, boost productivity and encourage collaboration in the workplace.
Brother UK has secured Investors in People ‘Platinum’ status and, most recently, a prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise in recognition of its outstanding achievements in sustainable development.