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Thermal Printer - Si2K Basic

The Si2K Basic bench-top thermal transfer printer is perfect for small and medium volume printing, providing clear print at a low cost. These printers are extremely versatile, high quality, high-speed, easy to use, low maintenance and compact size (only slightly over 1 square foot of bench area). It can operate in semi-automatic and manual loading modes printing tailored labels and tags for a variety of electrical applications. Labels can be used straight from the printer with no smudge.


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  • Features + Applications
  • Specifications
  • Video + Downloads
  • Features

    • Versatile – One 3M printer can print on a wide variety of materials and is extremely versatile for the following marking applications: wire/cable (but not heat shrink sleeves), cable ties, terminal blocks (for most manufacturers), internal device, and external panel (including buttons, channels, name plates, etc).

    • High quality – Thermal transfer system provides high resolution on many types of surface materials and is compatible with most formats.

    • Easy to Use – Tags come in modules that easily feed through the printer. Printers have semi-automatic feeder for fast work with wire and terminal block tags.

    • Low Maintenance – Easy-to-access print and feed area with easy to change ribbon cartridge. A special cleaning cassette is provided to clean the print chamber.

    • Compact – This high-speed printer covers only slightly over 1 square foot of bench area and is only about 8 inches high

    • Drivers available: For all Windows® operating systems (95, 98, NT with Service Pack 6, 2000, XP).

    • Built-in keyboard: Able to set different adjustments, run print tests, stop printing in progress, slide item forward or backward and check all printer sensors.

    • Complete with all neceassary software for data preparation

  • Specifications

    Printing Process

    Thermal transfer technology

    Feeding Process


    Feeding Mode

    Single, Plate

    Printing Resolution

    300 DPI

    Printable Area

    54 x 496 mm (Width x Length)

    Outside dimensions

    423mm x 240mm x 208mm

    Windows Compatibility

    Windows 95, 98, 2000, NT (service pack 6), XP, Vista


    LCD panel (16 columns x 2 lines)

    Printing Speed

    1 printing each 28 secs

  • Brochures

    • Si2K Thermal Transfer Printers Brochure
    • Si2K Thermal Transfer Printers Software Specification


    • Si2K Basic Datasheet
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