With self-service solutions becoming a key feature of everyday life and as research suggests their usage to be increasing it comes as no surprise that we are seeing a wider range, size and variety of kiosk designs. In particular, with the emergence of more compact, sophisticated and challenging designs the need for flexible kiosk printing solutions is heightened, particularly given that the printer is often one of the last components to be installed in a kiosk.
International POS printer manufacturer Star Micronics has one of the most extensive kiosk printer portfolios available today with its printers currently being used by a wide range of worldwide companies from Vodafone to Whitbread’s Premier Inn, international supermarkets such as Coop in Switzerland to international courier delivery companies including Schenker. Furthermore, with over thirty years experience in the kiosk industry Star has the expertise to tailor solutions to meet the individual needs of customers. This experience has allowed the manufacturer to develop a wide range of both flexible packaged and open frame printing solutions for kiosks.
Reducing costs and environmental damage are key priorities today for many and Star printing solutions allow users to achieve both these goals. An increasing number of kiosk builders want to produce A4 output. However, this necessitates large kiosk designs to accommodate the laser printer. It also results in high consumable costs, increased environmental damage and increased maintenance requirements due to the regular replacement of consumables.
Recognising this, Star has developed printers that can not only reduce costs and environmental damage but also offer space saving printing solutions, smaller and more aesthetically-pleasing kiosk designs, unique software solutions, and a significant reduction in operating costs.
According to Star, the TSP800II costs 80% less to run, consumes 82% less power, and emits 82% less CO2 than an industry standard A4 laser printer.
Beyond these savings, the TSP800II has a larger print capacity between consumable changes and with a first page out time of less than one second compared with an average of 22 seconds for a typical laser printer, speed is certainly not compromised.
Star continues to develop high performance kiosk printing solutions that offer the very latest in POS printer design, alongside a wealth of software tools to provide unrivalled printing solutions to suit a wide variety of environments and budgets.