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Rw220 bluetooth printer

Postby s2675827133 » Sun Jul 14, 2013 10:17 am

Any one using the Test and tag Elite Bluetooth printer,the zebra rw220 ,if I purchase 50mmx25mm plain labels will these fit? even if the labels are the plastic coated type,Is it a good printer to use and how easy is it to set up,if I am going to purchase one I would like to know the pit falls first,is the battery life good,for the day.Thanks for feedback.
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Re: Rw220 bluetooth printer

Postby Amy Lyons » Thu Jul 25, 2013 4:46 pm

Hi s2675827133
We supply some standard 52 x 75 mm labels to work with this printer. These labels tear in half so they can be used as a panel label or a cable wrap. The warranty on the printer is voided if any other labels are used as using the wrong thickness can wear down the print heads. Due to customer feedback we will be adding a similar size label to what you are wanting to use very soon.
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Re: Rw220 bluetooth printer

Postby OakwoodIT » Mon Sep 09, 2013 10:52 am

This would be very useful.
Has any progress been made on these smaller labels?
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Re: Rw220 bluetooth printer

Postby Amy Lyons » Tue Sep 10, 2013 11:18 am

Hi OakwoodIT
Unfortunately there has been a hold up at the supplier with regards to smaller labels but we hope to add these to the range as soon as we can. Will keep you posted.
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Re: Rw220 bluetooth printer

Postby Duff1 » Thu Nov 07, 2013 1:40 pm

As I've posted elsewhere on this site: The printer is an excellent item, compact, robust, reliable. The battery pack charges quickly and last for ages 3-5 days use no problem. The labels though are a bit rubbish unless all your appliances have large flat smooth surfaces to stick them to. They don't work as a cable wrap - they don't stick to themselves verywell and tear down the perforations or split diagonally from there.
A smaller version with no perforations and a stronger adhesive would be MUCH better.
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Re: Rw220 bluetooth printer

Postby Amy Lyons » Tue Nov 12, 2013 11:45 am

Hi Duff
We will have cable wrap labels without perforation available early next year and then smaller labels will follow shortly after this. Obviously we will have to adjust tester firmware to work with the smaller labels so it will be a bit more work. We have not had any issues with the adhesive so I would like to know what you are sticking them to and ensure it is in fact Seaward labels you are using.
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Re: Rw220 bluetooth printer

Postby oxfordpeach » Wed Apr 09, 2014 2:17 pm

Hi Amy

I'm trying to make a proposal at the moment for the elite bundle, but the biggest problem is not only the size of the labels but also the cost. I notice the zebra bluetooth printer (I know this is not for use with seaward) can take the regular smaller labels (2500 of them) for about 30 pounds, making them about 10 times cheaper. It would be useful to know when the smaller labels will actually be out, and if you can fit about 3 labels in place of large one if they will be about a 1/3 of the price - then that would not be so much of a problem. The other problem is we only need the data to be downloaded as we have our own in house database - so not being able to get the data and photo's out raw from the device is the other area I'm struggling with as the software is not cheap (which wouldn't be a problem if we didn't have the skills to make use of the data alone which I know the majority of companies don't). It would be useful if there were a free csv download.... Thanks very much for any advice you can give :)
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Re: Rw220 bluetooth printer

Postby oxfordpeach » Wed Apr 09, 2014 3:28 pm

That was the zebra 2824 plus I was referring to which I see is not portable. As you can see I am researching the options, and the seaward is looking the best, so it would help to know when the smaller labels will be out and how much they are. It would also be amazing if there was a way to get a csv output together with photos without having to pay for software that we don't need - that would be a deal breaker. Thanks :)
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Re: Rw220 bluetooth printer

Postby Amy Lyons » Thu Apr 17, 2014 9:01 am

Hi oxfordpeach

We have smaller labels available (see below link) which currently only work with our PT250+ & TnT Pro printer. Soon we will release an Apollo firmware update so that these labels can be used with Apollo 500 or 600 and TnT Elite or Pro printer.

http://www.seaward.co.uk/products/portable-appliance-testing-equipment/portable-appliance-testing-accessories/printers-printer-accessories-1/test-n-tag-pro-pat-testing-labels-52-x-25mm-

With regards to output, in the next firmware release the Apollos will have the option to download in ASCII format however this will not include photos, just PAT details & results. In order to get the full benefits from your Apollo 600 you would need to use the PATGuard 3 software. Are you using a specialised in-house software for extracting the data or just an Access database? You can get PATGuard 3 for as little as £95 (or £45 if you have a PG2 licence to trade in). Please see below as there are many benefits to using PATGuard 3 rather than just an Access database.

http://www.seaward.co.uk/products/portable-appliance-testing-equipment/pat-software/patguard-3-health-and-safety-pat-software
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Re: Rw220 bluetooth printer

Postby oxfordpeach » Tue Apr 22, 2014 4:14 pm

Hi Amy

That's brilliant. So I'm assuming the ascii download doesn't require the software at all which is exactly what we are after - so then we could get the 500 model with the printer and scanner. The smaller labels are reasonably priced - is there a timescale for the firmware update that I can add to my proposal?

I'm assuming we can fit the barcode of the asset id on the smaller label so we can use the scan, test and auto-print setup when going round the department and that the printer is capable of printing the barcode?

Basically, we simply want to upload a list of asset id's to the device, get the labels printed with the barcoded+text asset id with pass date, tester etc, so we we can dump the data back into our database. If we can have confirmation this will all be possible with just the Apollo 500, printer and scanner that will be great.

Really appreciate your help! :D
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