“By significantly slicing the time it takes to print out our order sheets we effectively regain some 80 days more a year of extra productivity and that’s a sweet solution.”

Whether you’re an artisan bread maker or large-scale commercial bakery you need robust, reliable printers capable of producing documents like invoices, delivery notes, and barcode labels in conditions that are quite often floury and humid. Given the relatively short shelf-life of many freshly baked products, speed of printing is also another important consideration to ensure goods are despatched quickly into the supply chain.

When Emma Davies, of Emma’s Country Cakes visited a supplier’s site and saw the speed of its industrial printer she soon realised that she needed to upgrade her existing machine to cope with her fast expanding enterprise.

Speed and durability important criteria

Printing out all of Emma’s Country Cakes daily order sheets on an old Epson LQ300 dot matrix printer was taking office staff three hours. It was a random visit to a supplier’s site that provided Emma with the impetus she needed to convince her to replace the old device. She contemplated laser and other impact print devices in her search but finally chose the reliable, fast performance of the TallyGenicom C6815 line printer, capable of producing 1500 lines per minute.

It now takes just 15-20 minutes to produce the daily order sheets, a saving of over 150 minutes a day in processing time. The printer is located in the offices at Emma’s Country Cakes where its fully enclosed sound reduction cabinet means noise intrusion is minimised. It is used primarily for generating standard multi-part invoicing/order sheets but could also produce barcode labels and other tractor-feed reports, if required. Continue reading the full story by clicking here.