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Our range of Thermal and Continuous Inkjet coders, Transfer Overprinters, Handheld coders and Lasers are designed to print on various substrate materials to improve the efficiency of most production lines.

Thermal Transfer Smartdate X65-128

Designed for wide format printing applications, the SmartDate X65-128 delivers high-resolution coding on flexible film packaging as fast as 400 packs per minute. Its printhead characteristics make it ideal for wide messages such as ingredients and nutritional coding.

Its fully intuitive 10.1” user interface makes daily operations easy and straightforward while providing the most valuable information you need to optimise and improve your Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) through MI Sigma reporting.

Main Benefits:

  • Delivers extended performance.
  • Up to 128 mm x 500 mm printing area capacity delivers twice the amount of variable print versus a standard coder thus reducing costs.
  • Drives efficiency.
  • Minimises time and effort by printing multiple codes on multi-lane packaging lines on demand, quickly and efficiently.
  • Ensures code quality.
  • Automatic printhead setup optimises printhead lifetime and allows for dead-dot monitoring.
  • Achieves superior printing speeds.
  • Print speed can be set from 10 mm to 700 mm per second allowing for more than 400 printed packs per minute at 300 dpi.


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Thermal Transfer Smartdate X65-128


Print Features

  • Print speed:Intermittent: up to 700 mm/s.
  • Max: Continuous: 128 mm x 500 mm.

Print Area:

  • Max: Intermittent: 128 mm x 75 mm.
  • Continuous: 53 mm or 32 mm x 100 mm.

Print Features:

  • Automatic printhead setup.
  • Detect: Dead-dot detection.
  • Quick change print head.
  • Combined intermittent and continuous printing.
  • Easily change from left to right hand with no additional parts.
  • Gap between prints: 0.5 mm.
  • Automatic shift codes and serial numbers.
  • Multiple variable user input fields with alpha-numeric texts.
  • High pack-rate mode.
  • Ribbon saving mode:
  • Radial ribbon save, interlaced mode, radial mode 1, Radial mode 2, radial interlaced, whitespace, radial whitespace, step advance.
  • Print specifications: Full TrueType font support, including non-Roman characters and symbols. Printing of real-time clock, dates and auto-updating best before dates, barcodes: ITF, Code 39, Code 128, EAN 128, EAN 8, EAN 13, UPC A, UPC E, RSS linear, PDF 417, ID Matrix, QR and, Composite RSS barcode support.

Other Characteristics

  • Supplies: thermal transfer ribbon available in a variety of grades and colours.
  • Maximum ribbon length: up to 1100 m.
  • Minimum ribbon width: 20 mm.
  • Maximum ribbon width: 55 mm.
  • Weight: printer: 10.2 kg, colour controller: 4.8 kg.
  • Electrical power supply: 90 – 264 V with automatic switching; frequency 47/63 Hz; power 150 VA.
  • Air supply: 6 bar/90 psi (maximum) dry, uncontaminated.
  • Air consumption: down to 0.4 ml/print at 2.5 bar.
  • Operating temperature range: 0 to 40°C.
  • Humidity: 10% to 90% non-condensing.
  • Enhanced SmartDate experience: Optimised tracking of OEE data.


  • Coder can be configured to monitor your 5 most important production metrics directly from your home screen e.g., pack rate, throughput, availability.
  • Tutorials to facilitate daily activities.
  • Animated help and ‘how to’ tutorials provide guidance on setup and daily maintenance procedures to ensure consistent print quality.
  • Profile configurator for error-free operation.
  • Configurable profile password function (operator, supervisor and engineer) manages access and limits human-related errors.

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