The internationally recognized ENERGY STAR symbol identifies products that are among the most energy-efficient on the market. Only manufacturers whose products meet the demanding ENERGY STAR criteria can label their products with this symbol. Choosing an ENERGY STAR product over another model could save significant energy costs per year through reduced power consumption.
The use of energy-efficient products also will help the environment. Products that earn the ENERGY STAR prevent greenhouse gas emissions by meeting strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy.
Micro-stepping gives the motor that drives the labels through the printer the ability to be stepped in very fine increments giving the user the option to tune the vertical print resolution for a specific application. Micro-stepping is important for a seamless transition from a competitive printer to the T5000r ENERGY STAR and SL5000r ENERGY STAR printers. For example, a simple menusetting adjustment by the user will change the resolution from 300dpi to 305dpi to print exactly the same image size as a competitive printer.
In addition, micro-stepping will help with long pre-printed forms where the tolerances that occur with friction-feed printers can result in the misalignment of text in the form boxes. Print resolution can be adjusted to precisely align the print image in the target box.
The T5000r ENERGY STAR printer remains field upgradable to RFID and the SL5000r ENERGY STAR printer remains a fully operation RFID printer.
To support ENERGY STAR, the ODV option now includes an additional printed circuit board assembly which is included in the option kit at no additional charge. This board snaps onto the controller and is pre-installed in the printer when ordered from the factory. Installation instructions are included with the field kit.
New Windows Drivers, PNE Suite and the Setup Wizard are available that identify the ENERGY STAR printer as T5xxxr (ES) and SL5xxxr (ES). These are backwards compatible with the existing T5000r and SL5000r series printers.
For customers that are adding ENERGY STAR T5000r or SL5000r printers to an install base of non-ENERGY STAR T5000r and SL5000r printers, and is using PrintNet Enterprise Suite, we recommend updating to the latest version to ensure that the ENERGY STAR printers are correctly identified. In addition, we recommend using the latest Windows drivers and SetupWizard.