Abstract: A labelling machine has a push button switch, actuation of which causes a label to be printed by a thermographic printing head with selected data which has been stored in a microprocessor by operation of a keyboard. The printed label is fed by an electrically powered drive mechanism controlled by the microprocessor to a dispensing position from which the label can be applied to an article and a further label is advanced from a supply to the printing head. The label supply is a continuous strip of separated labels with self-adhesive covered by a backing strip which is peeled away as the printed label reaches the dispensing position. Spaced optically or magnetically detectable markings on the label strip are detected in the machine to provide signals to the microprocessor for obtaining registration of each label with the printing head.
Abstract: A hand-held label marking device prints selected bar code character information on labels by scribing selected code bars upon one area of a moving label juxtaposed with a printing medium and prints corresponding alpha-numeric character information upon another area of the label by impacting the label and printing medium against selected print elements, thereby establishing a standard symbol, such as that currently prescribed in the United States by the Universal Product Code. Further alpha-numeric information is printed upon a further area of the label by a reciprocating printing mechanism in the same device to provide consumer-readable price information. A compact arrangement of component parts enables the printing of a full range of bar code character information in accordance with a compact symbol standard such as the zero-suppression symbol standard of the Universal Product Code, together with the corresponding alpha-numeric character information.
Abstract: A printing machine for partially magnetized price tickets, labels, etc. which incorporates therein a single magnetic head or a pair of such heads for recording and reading of the magnetized faces of tickets. The magnetic head or heads can be movable horizontally and also be located right under a horizontally movable inking pad of the printing device to go back and forth together therewith. This printing machine can be constructed in a size almost the same as that of a conventional ticket printing machine. The printing machine according to the present invention, due to this mechanism, avoids the problems arising because the printing happens to be different from the recording and also assures the prevention of misrecording.