TSC, also known as TSC Printronix Auto ID, is one of the most well-known printer brands in the world. With over 30 years of experience and an impressive list of satisfied customers, TSC has become a trusted name in the printing industry.
TSC products are known for their quality, reliability, durability, and performance while maintaining an affordable price tag. TSC provides a wide range of printer models ready to meet customer needs, whether for industrial, commercial, or office use.
Some common industries served by TSC printers are.
Apart from technologically advanced, best-in-class printers, TSC also offers an impressive array of software and support services to complement its hardware.
TSC has developed a proprietary software suite called TSC PrintSuite that helps users to get the most out of their TSC printer. The software is user-friendly and easy to navigate while still being packed with features and functionality to meet ever-growing customer needs.
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TSC offers a comprehensive range of thermal label printers to fit different printing applications.
Some printers use direct thermal printing technology, while others use thermal transfer printing technology. TSC also manufactures printers that provide both printing technologies in a single machine.
Please refer to our direct thermal vs thermal transfer printing guide to learn about these two print technologies.
TSC industrial printer product lineup is divided into the following categories.
Want to learn about different thermal printers? Check out our article on types of thermal printers.
Mobile printers are compact and lightweight printing devices designed for on-the-go printing. They have built-in batteries, allowing them to be used without plugging into an electrical outlet.
Mobile printers usually connect to host devices via Bluetooth, NFC, or WiFi. Some models also have USB host ports, ethernet interfaces and microSD card slots to provide additional connectivity options.
Mobile printers are best suited for low-volume, on-demand printing applications such as.
Desktop printers are compact, lightweight printing machines designed for environments where space is limited. Desktop printers have a small footprint and can be easily placed on a desk or countertop.
Desktop printers do not require any special installation or IT support. They offer various connectivity options, including USB, ethernet, WiFi, NFC, and Bluetooth.
TSC desktop printers are shipped with premium features like high-resolution printing, RFID tagging, and remote printer management.
In general, desktop printers have a low printing speed and low label capacity compared to other printers. They are best suited for low- to medium-volume printing applications.
Some common applications of desktop printers are.
Industrial printers are large, heavy-duty machines designed for high-performance and high-volume printing applications. They feature a robust construction to withstand demanding industrial environments.
Industrial printers offer faster print speeds (up to 14 IPS) and deliver high-quality, crisp, and clear labels. They support various options and accessories to enhance functionality and meet different needs. For easy operation, industrial printers usually come with a touch-enabled colourful TFT or LCD display.
Industrial printers are used in a variety of applications, including.
Enterprise printers are high-performance devices designed for mid-range to enterprise-level printing applications. They are considered workhorses for mission-critical labelling tasks.
Enterprise printers are extremely heavy and occupy a large amount of space. They feature rugged construction and can withstand harsh industrial conditions. Enterprise printers offer high print speeds, large label capacities, superior connectivity options and a large LCD display.
TSC enterprise printers are equipped with a processor and large memory for handling multiple complex print jobs. They support various print command languages and emulations for compatibility with different business systems.
Some common applications of enterprise printers are.
RFID printers are specialized printing devices that print and encode RFID tags or labels. They are available in various form factors, including mobile, desktop, industrial, and enterprise.
RFID printers are primarily used in warehouses and distribution centres for inventory management, product tracking, and identification.
Barcode inspection printers are devices that can print and verify barcodes simultaneously.
Barcode inspection printers are equipped with a unique data verification technology that detects barcode printing errors like low print quality and missing or incorrect characters.
In case a barcode printing error is detected, the printer strikes the label and automatically prints a replacement label with the correct information.
Barcode inspection printers are mostly used in mission-critical applications where barcode quality is of utmost importance.
Some common applications of barcode inspection printers are.
Print engines and modules are workhorses that combine precision print mechanisms with high-performance electronics to print high-quality, reliable labels at high printing speeds of up to 18 IPS (457 mm/s). They sometimes feature operational buttons and touch panel operation for easy use.
Print engines and modules feature a built-in processor with SDRAM and flash memory. The combination of a processor and internal memory provides enough processing power to handle multiple print jobs quickly and efficiently. They also support a variety of command languages and emulations for compatibility with different business systems.
Print engines and modules are best suited for high-speed, high-demand label printing applications. They are mostly used for.
As the name suggests, colour label printers are printing devices that print labels with full-colour graphics. These printers use pigment or dye ink to produce high-quality, durable labels.
TSC colour label printers use digital colour inkjet print technology to print labels. They use pigment ink or dye ink resistant to water and smudges. TSC colour label printers print at a resolution of 1200 DPI, ensuring high-quality, sharp, and vibrant prints.
Colour label printers are used in a variety of applications, including.
TSC Printronix Auto ID has come a long way since 1991 developing feature-rich printers and printer-compatible software. Starting with simple Windows drivers, TSC has now established itself as one of the few companies offering a comprehensive software portfolio for thermal label printers.
TSC PrintSuite is a complete package of software utilities that integrates technology and various hardware and software add-ons to maximize the performance of TSC printers.
TSC PrintSuite enables users to fully control the printers and tailor them according to their specific business needs. Users can perform various tasks such as remote printer management, troubleshooting printing problems, label designing, printer setting updates, and much more.
TSC PrintSuite contains the following utilities.
TSC SenseCare provides self-diagnostic tools that provide real-time information about the printer’s status and performance. TSC SenseCare sends replacement notifications and updates in advance to prevent unexpected downtime.
TSC SenseCare integrates various software and hardware to provide a precise printer diagnosis. These software and hardware are grouped into three categories.
TPH and cutter applications monitor the thermal printhead and cutter condition in real-time. It further includes the following applications.
TPH Care is responsible for monitoring the condition of the thermal printhead. It scans and detects faulty or bad dots (resistors) on the printhead.
TPH ID displays the serial number of the printhead and cutter. This helps in reassuring the quality and authenticity of the product.
Cutter Count tracks the total number of labels cut by the cutter. It uses this information to estimate when the cutter needs to be replaced.
TPH Odometer keeps track of the total printing done by the printer. It uses this information to estimate when the printhead needs to be replaced.
Print Density and Speed Parameters track the printer’s print resolution and printing speed. It then works with TPH Care and TPH Odometer to provide accurate information about the printhead.
Top and Bottom Sensors are used to detect the presence of labels and tags. They also identify black marks and gap media, allowing printers to support a wider range of print media.
Top and Bottom Sensors are responsible for providing accurate label information to the printer.
Smart Battery Management System (BMS) monitors battery health, remaining capacity, charge cycles, and charging time. It uses this information and estimates and alerts when the battery needs to be replaced.
Dynamic Remote Printer Management contains applications that allow users to manage their printers remotely.
Dynamic Remote Printer Management is composed of the following applications.
TSC Console allows users to perform various tasks remotely, such as monitoring printer status, updating firmware, configuring settings, deploying programs, and troubleshooting issues.
TSC Console is supported by all TSC printers.
TSC Console is available in the following languages.
SOTI Connect is a cloud-based application that provides a unified solution for enterprise printer management.
SOTI Connect is capable of performing the following tasks.
Multi-Connectivity is the group of connectivity options that make it easier to integrate TSC printers into existing business systems.
TSC printers offer the following connectivity options.
TSC PrintSuite integrates other software products to provide a comprehensive solution for businesses.
The following software products are integrated into TSC PrintSuite.
TSC Standalone Creator is a TSC-exclusive software that helps create and design barcode labels. It is also used to modify the touch panel menus, allowing for a more customized user experience.
TSC Standalone Creator has an easy drag-and-drop interface, making it extremely user-friendly. It also offers a wide range of features, such as built-in label templates, barcode symbologies, and image support.
Mobile Utility is a newly developed mobile application that enables users to control and manage TSC printers via their mobile devices.
Mobile Utility is available for both iOS and Android devices.
BarTender UltraLite is one of the best barcode label design software developed by Seagull Scientific. It allows users to create labels with images, texts, barcodes, and RFID tags. It also offers integration capability with other business systems and helps automate the label printing process.
Check out our guide on what is BarTender software to learn more.
Software Development Kit (SDK) is a set of tools that enables developers to create custom applications to suit specific business needs.
TSC Auto ID technology (now called TSC Printronix Auto ID) was a sister company of Taiwan Semiconductor Company (TSC).
TSC is a Taiwanese multinational semiconductor contract manufacturing and design company founded in 1987. It is among the world’s most valuable semiconductor companies, with AMD, Apple, ARM, Broadcom, Marvell, MediaTek, and Nvidia among its many customers.
Arthur Wang, founder and CEO of Taiwan Semiconductor, recognized the potential of the barcode industry and the need for a reliable yet low-cost barcode label printer. With this in mind, he set up a printer division for OEM partnership with Eltron in January 1991. Arthur Wang then launched TSC into the auto-identification and capture (AIDC) industry.
Soon after, TSC began designing and manufacturing barcode label printers in its Taiwan-based manufacturing facilities. The company expanded to America (in 1999) and Europe (in 2002) to better serve its global customer base.
In 2007, TSC Auto ID technology split off from TSC and became an independent company. The newly formed company was then listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange in 2008.
Over the years, TSC Auto ID technology acquired and merged several companies to boost its product portfolio and global reach. One of the most prominent and recent mergers was with Printronix Auto ID in 2022. Thereafter, TSC Auto ID technology is now known as TSC Printronix Auto ID.
Today, with thirty years of experience, TSC Printronix Auto-ID has become a leading manufacturer of high-performance barcode printers. It is headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, with offices in America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific with a team of passionate and experienced professionals.