Swecoin's TTP 2000 Printer
Industry experts and kiosk manufacturers all agree that choosing the right printer can be a key factor in the success or failure of a kiosk project. Over the years, a wide spectrum of printers have been exposed to the harsh working environment of the kiosk, with widely varied results. The results of this learning curve mean that the kiosk printers of today are now robust, compact units packed with a plethora of features to enhance performance and reliability.
Staffan Fällström, Technical Support Manager at Swecoin, the Swedish printer manufacturer solely dedicated to reliable thermal printers for kiosk and ticketing, had this as an answer: “Reliability is the number one feature to look for in a kiosk printer. A good, modern unit is built to keep paper jams, service calls and paper refills to a minimum, and contribute to a smooth kiosk experience for the customer. A looping presenter, guillotine cutter and pull-detector are some features that keep the paper on track and therefore avoid paper jams. A retract and retain function makes sure unwanted or forgotten receipts are disposed internally, which keeps the customer’s kiosk experience clean and tidy.
Another key for the long-term reliability of a printer is maintenance. The kiosk printer should be easy, not only to operate, replace and change paper roll, but also to replace crucial parts that may wear down after some million printouts. Taking our latest TTP 2000 as an example, just loosening four screws gives easy access for replacement of control board, cutter blades or thermal head. Just replace them and the TTP 2000 is ready to go again!”