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5 of The Most Unexpected Places TSC Printers Are Used in Around the World

From wristbands for the healthcare industry to work-in-process labels for manufacturing, TSC printers are used in numerous industries and applications across the world – especially given the creative solutions our customers come up with for different applications.

Still, many people are surprised by just how many industries use TSC printers across the globe.

Check out five of the most unexpected places TSC printers are used in around the world:



1) A German Fruit Cooperative

TSC OGM Obstgrossmarkt Mittelbaden eG


OGM Obstgrossmarkt Mittelbaden eG is a modern, high-performance wholesale cooperative headquartered in Oberkirch, district Central Baden, Germany.


Every day, fruit growers in the region deliver fresh products to the producer’s cooperative. There, the berry fruits, stone fruits, and pome fruits undergo a thorough check, are sorted, and labeled. Then the entire flow of goods is bundled, sales orders are picked, and the delicate goods are loaded on modern refrigerated vehicles.

As a rule, the products are in retail stores within 24 hours after having been harvested. An enormous amount of data has to be processed by the ERP system in a very short time, given the large number of different products and suppliers, the numerous collection points and operating sites, and the speed with which products are handled.


To achieve clear identification of goods, and maintain continuous transparency and traceability throughout the supply chain, this process requires powerful, mobile printers that are battery-powered and not dependent on a system. The solution? TSC’s printers.

OGM Obstgrossmarkt Mittelbaden uses a total of 39 portable Alpha-3R printers to print duplicate barcodes and labels directly at the fruit crates and pallets in the warehouses and open spaces.


The benefits were numerous: for example, employees can now generate labels when and where they are needed. Also, this procedure guarantees that the proper codes are generated and that the goods are labeled correctly.

To learn more, check out the success story here.


2) A Dole Banana Farm in Costa Rica


Founded in Hawaii in 1851, Dole Food Company, Inc. is the world’s largest producer and marketer of high-quality fresh fruit and vegetables.


When Dole Corporation of Costa Rica was experiencing quality-control issues at its banana-packing facility, they turned to Representative ROMA, a San Jose, Costa Rica-based systems integrator, for assistance.

The problem originated with the fact that bananas vary in weight from bundle to bundle. Consequently, keeping the weight of shipping crates uniform was a constant challenge, and Dole needed to ensure that each packaged crate contained enough bananas by weight.


To address this problem, Representative ROMA developed an integrated solution that combined a weigh scale and a TSC TTP-247 thermal transfer desktop printer connected via ethernet.

Here’s how it works.

An employee places an empty container onto the scale and begins packing it with banana bundles. After the case reaches the correct weight, the printer automatically prints a case identification label, and it is sent down the line for final packaging and shipment.

If there are any weight discrepancies, the box is transferred to an inspection station.


In summary, the ethernet-equipped TTP-247 proved to be a durable, cost-effective label for Dole. The small-footprint printer fit easily into cramped spaces and offered a rugged designed that performed reliability despite tough packing-line conditions.

Additionally, its large-capacity, 300-meter ribbon supply and large 5-inch OD supply of labels minimized the downtime required to change media.

To learn more, check out the success story here.


3) Tracking and Tracing of Critical Asset Loan Documents for an Indian Bank

TSC India Bank


Tracking and processing the high volume of critical asset loan documents had become a major challenge for one of India’s large nationalized banks. Much of the tracking was done manually, reducing efficiency and resulting in mistakes.

The bank had been entering file numbers manually as well, resulting in errors that had to be overwritten by hand and were hard to read.

In addition, the main branch had to manually sort through canvas packs from remote branches – each containing as many as 200 files – in order to identify the branch and date the files were received. This was a time-consuming and error-prone process.


To improve document-tracking efficiency, the bank decided to install a property document management system sold by one of TSC’s India partners. The bank approved a pilot project involving the initial installation of 20 TSC TTP-244 Plus printers as part of a total deployment of more than 200 printers.

Instead of manually inputting data, the bank now uses the TTP-244 to generate a barcode file label that contains the customer name, file number, branch name and location details, plus information that was previously found on packing labels and lists that were attached to file documents.

The files, which are stored in boxes at a document warehouse, can now be easily identified via box-identification rack-location barcodes produced by the TSC printer.


This new system, incorporated with TSC’s printers, greatly simplified file tracking and tracing for this Indian bank. They now have a fast, systematic, and organized process flow, improved document inventory management, and less chance of human errors. In addition, they also benefit from secure, authentic document management.

To learn more, check out the success story here.


4) The Eastern State Penitentiary Theme Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Eastern State Penitentiary PA


Located in Philadelphia, Pa., the Eastern State Penitentiary was once the most famous and expensive prison in the world. The world’s first true “penitentiary” once held many famous American criminals like Al Capone.

Today, it houses a theme park and is open to the public. But did you know it also houses TSC printers?


After selling a ticketing solution to this theme park a few years ago, Data ID, a Campbell, California-based reseller, encountered problems when it was informed by its ticket-printer vendor that it had run out of printers and would have trouble meeting its delivery date.

Also, Data ID’s programming partner, Interactive Ticketing, had already written the DPL-language program for the theme park’s point-of-sale ticketing application.

So, finding a replacement ticket-printing solution that would not require weeks of software reprogramming was absolutely imperative.


After consulting with TSC, Data ID chose TSC’s TTP-246M Plus industrial printer with a cutter. Interactive Ticketing’s previously written DPL-language program was easily flashed into the TTP-246M Plus, and the printer performed flawlessly with the 1 7/8-inch by 5 1/4-inch fanfold ticket stock used by the theme park.


In the end, this solution easily and efficiently printed high-quality tickets, and the emulation capabilities of the TSC printers simplified the replacement of aging printers with durable, high-performance TSC printers.


5) Specialty-Beverage Chains in the Asia Region

TSC specialty beverage


Specialty-beverage chains serving iced tea, lemonade, and milk tea to-go have been expanding rapidly in the Asia region. Customers can choose from numerous options, including the level of sweetness, amount of ice and type of milk.


Unfortunately, with so many possible variations, servers often make mistakes, and extra time and money are spent correcting orders.


To resolve this issue, many specialty-beverage outlets have decided to integrate the TDP-225 direct thermal barcode printer into their POS system. Servers can now take orders, automatically print out labels listing the ingredients of each drink, and place them on empty cups to be filled.

When the cups are passed to the next station for processing, servers know exactly what ingredients to include in each beverage.

At the pickup counter, customers can double-check the accuracy of their order by examining the beverage label.


This process brings several benefits. To begin with, listing each order’s ingredients on a label ensures that every drink is produced quickly and correctly the first time, reducing wasted time and supplies reworking orders.

And because drinks are processed much faster, customers spend less time waiting in line.

The result: improved customer satisfaction.

Also, the new process is far less stressful and hectic for the staff.

To learn more, check out the success story here.


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