ICE Zodiac HS
Ideal For: Flexible packaging
Trusted by the industry for nearly 20 years the ICE Zodiac HS remains consistently reliable and effective. Designed and developed in Nottinghamshire, the Zodiac HS features a solid state ribbon drive, 1,200 metre ribbon capacity and ribbon save modes which have become the gold standard of thermal transfer printing.
Dependable, longstanding thermal transfer printer
Using trusted technology and software, the thermal transfer printer delivers versatile, reliable and accurate coding for flexible packaging. From label overprinting to high-speed digital coding on vertical bagging machines, the Zodiac HS thermal transfer printer is able to deliver fast print speeds, minimising downtime and ensuring the lowest possible cost of ownership.
How the Zodiac HS works?
The printer uses a fixed width thermal printhead to apply ink on to flexible packaging. This is achieved by contact between the printhead and a platen or roller. Situated between the printhead and the label is a very thin thermal transfer ribbon.
This is made of a polyester film which is coated on the label side with a wax, wax-resin or pure resin ink. The ribbon is spooled onto reels up 1,200m long and is driven through the printing mechanism in sync with the labels, at speeds of up 1,000mm per second.
Zodiac HS support
The Zodiac HS model stopped being manufactured at the end of 2019 but will be supported for a minimum of five further years, to the end of the year 2024, with spare parts and services.
The next generation Zodiac Range includes all of the proven functionality and reliability of the legacy Zodiac HS range but has many new additional innovative features and benefits for users, which are proven within the packaging industry.
We offer a range of ribbons and spare parts, specifically designed to achieve peak performance from the Zodiac range.
Proven market leading thermal transfer printer
Effortless ribbon changeover
Simple operator interface
Industry leading 1,200 metre ribbon capacity
Easy to clean with the option of an IP65-rated cassette version
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