The Best TSC Printers for Direct Store Delivery (DSD) Applications

The Best TSC Printers for Direct Store Delivery (DSD) Applications

Mobile printers are revolutionizing the retail and grocery store industries in many surprising ways.

And of all of the applications that mobile printers currently provide for these ever-evolving industries, direct store delivery (DSD) applications are one of the most popular.

As retailers, grocery stores, and supermarkets have explored methods to stock products more quickly, reduce their warehousing and labor costs, and increase their margins, many have turned to the DSD distribution method as one solution.

With the DSD model, suppliers or distributors deliver products directly to the store, circumventing wholesalers and retailers’ warehouses in the process.

Mobile printers help in the DSD process by giving suppliers and distributors the ability to quickly print receipts in various settings anywhere from the truck to anywhere in the store.

TSC is proud to offer three specific mobile printers that outperform the competition when it comes to DSD applications. These cost-efficient, high-durability mobile printers include three models: the Alpha-3R, the TDM-30, and the Alpha-4L.

1) The Alpha-3R Portable Direct Thermal Printer

TSC The Alpha-3R Portable Direct Thermal Printer

TSC’s Alpha-3R is a comfortable, lightweight printer capable of working with any mobile printing application where you need quick DSD receipts on demand.

Our Alpha-3R is designed for a rough life inside the IP54-rated protective case to resist dust and water, and with its rubber over-mold design, it is prepared to take up to a five-foot fall and keep printing.

Specifications
  • IP54-rated protective case to resist dust and water
  • Plastic design with rubber over-mold construction that withstands 5 ft. (1.5 m) drop
  • High-capacity 2500 mAh rechargeable Lithium Ion batteries
  • Large paper capacity to reduce the frequency of changing paper rolls
  • High-speed processor and extensive memory for fast print speeds of up to 4″ (102 mm) per second
  • Supports TSPL-EZ (EPL2 and ZPL emulations), ESC-POS or CPCL emulation
  • 2-year warranty

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2) The TDM-30 Portable Direct Thermal Printer

TSC TDM-30 Portable Direct Thermal Printer

TSC’s TDM-30 is a comfortable, very lightweight printer capable of working with any mobile printing application where you need quick, simple DSD receipts on demand.

The TDM-30 is even more rugged than the Alpha-3.  Just like with the Alpha-3, the case ensures IP54 protection against water and dust ingress. In addition, it has been tested to withstand a 5.9 ft. drop without its case and up to 8.2 ft. with its case.

In addition to being smaller and more lightweight than the Alpha-3, it has some distinct improvements that are highlighted below.

Specifications
  • IP54-rated protective case to resist dust and water
  • Plastic design with rubber over-mold construction that withstands 5.9 ft. (1.8 m) drop
  • 500 tumbles at 1M
  • Bluetooth (4.2), the communication interface of choice on the road
  • High-capacity 3080 mAh rechargeable Lithium Ion batteries
  • Lower paper capacity than the Alpha-3 but lighter weight
  • High-speed processor and extensive memory for fast print speeds of up to 4″ (102 mm) per second
  • Colder operating temp than the Alpha-3 (-15 degrees C versus -10)
  • Supports TSPL-EZ (EPL2 and ZPL emulations), ESC-POS or CPCL emulation
  • NEW OPOS and JPOS drivers, mobile configuration application, and web-printing app from smartphones/rugged handheld computers
  • 2-year warranty

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3) The Alpha-4L Portable Direct Thermal Printer

Alpha-4L Portable Direct Thermal Printer

The TSC Alpha-4L 4-inch (102 mm) direct thermal portable printer features a rugged design and reliable performance that will continue to operate long after other printers have failed. As with all TSC built printers, we back up our claims with the industry’s best two-year warranty.

The Alpha-4L is a comfortable, lightweight printer wherever you are.

TSC’s Alpha-4L is designed for the tough life of the road. With its optional case, the printer is IP54-rated to resist dust and water and endures to a six-foot fall and keeps printing.

Specifications

  • IP54-rated protective case to resist dust and water
  • Plastic design with rubber over-mold construction that withstands 1.5 m (5 ft) drop and endure 1.8 m (6 ft) drop with its protective case
  • Ready for EPL, ZPL, or CPCL environments, TSC Droid APP & SDK, WinCE APP & SDK, iOS SDK
  • Bluetooth, the communication interface of choice on the road
  • High capacity 5800 mAh rechargeable Li-ion batteries
  • Large paper capacity to reduce the frequency of changing paper rolls
  • High-speed processor and extensive memory for fast print speeds of up to 102 mm (4″) per second
  • 2-year warranty is best in the industry

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Conclusion

Small, compact, and lightweight, TSC’s mobile receipt and label printers offer the high-speed, rugged design, and two-year warranties that companies need to ensure the success of their DSD applications.


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