Thermal Transfer Overprinters print up to 1,400 mm/sec.

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Able to handle labels up to 2 in., Electronic Printing Development (EPD) Communicator prints onto PD, PP, paper, and Tyvek. It operates at speeds of 50-1,400 mm/sec and maintains quality during accelerations and decelerations, allowing for integration into intermittent and continuous speed packaging lines. Featuring EPD's FADING technology, product also incorporates 5.7 in. LCD touch screen with accessible menu structure for adjusting print design.

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EPD Communicator Thermal Transfer Overprinters from ID Technology

ID Technology, a Pro Mach Operating Partner, today announced the launch of the Communicator thermal transfer overprinter from Electronic Printing Development (EPD). "The EPD Communicator allows ID Technology to deliver an intermittent and continuous thermal transfer printing solution for labels up to 2"," said Alan Shipman, Vice President of ID Technology "and it is ideal for printing onto PD, PP, paper and Tyvek.."

The Communicator can print from speeds of 50mm per second to 1400mm per second. The overprinter maintains high quality during extreme accelerations and decelerations - operating with unprecedented precision while following the packaging machine's speed. This allows the Communicator to be integrated into both intermittent and continuous speed packaging lines.

The Communicator also features EPD's patented FADING technology designed to reduce consumables. Savings of up to 80% on original ribbon consumption may be achieved - resulting in at least a 20% reduction in ribbon costs versus competitive printers.

And best of all, every EPD model is equipped with a 5.7" LCD touch screen featuring an easy, accessible menu structure. The design of the print can be easily adjusted using the touch screen or with external PC software. As an added bonus, all models have an integrated online manual allowing the user to easily reference an explanation of specific functions.

For more information on ID Technology's thermal transfer printing solution call 888.438.3242 ext. 146.

) ID Technology, 2005. ID Technology, a Pro Mach Operating Partner, is a national integrator of labeling, coding and marking systems, as well as, peripheral equipment, supplies and service. For more information or to locate one of ID Technology's nationwide sales and service centers, call 888.438.3242 or visit our website at

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