FashionPartner Group relies on Printronix Line Matrix Printers

Prêt à porter, if the logistics are right!

Irvine, California, Newhaven, November 24th, 2015 – The short-lived fashion world places high demands on logistics. FashionPartner Group, textile logistics specialist based in the Paris region and as a member of the Fashionnet logistics network active throughout Europe, knows that, too. In order to ensure the fast and uninterrupted goods flow at the company’s warehouse and transport locations the fashion company relies on high-performance Tally Genicom line matrix printers 6800ZT Zero Tear from Printronix.

The FashionPartner Group’s network transports almost 100 million textiles and lifestyle products every year and handles aspects such as the Europe-wide distribution of high-quality clothing in the retail market. High-performance transport management is essential in order for all articles to arrive at the right time at the right recipient. Receipts, collection receipts, bills of lading and invoices must be printed for every single order – quickly, reliably and cost-effectively. For many years the TallyGenicom printers from Printronix have been proving their worth at the FashionPartner Group. 40 line matrix printers of the product family TG6800 currently create over 1.5 million receipts and more than 2 million printed documents annually.


6800ZT Zero Tear – The professional for forms, series and individual documents

Line matrix printers are worthwhile wherever both high printing speed and low page costs are crucial. High-end line printers are advisable for companies with a monthly print volume of over 15,000 pages. The Tally Genicom Zero Tear models allow the printing of multi-part forms and the needs-based (on-demand) output of series and single documents. Furthermore, the users benefit from the newly developed tractor assembly which pushes single or multi-part forms through the hammer bank to the tear bar, preventing paper loss and, thus, reducing operating costs.

The models 6805ZT and 6810ZT Zero Tear are in use in all of our transport centres. They are extremely flexible and reliable especially for high print volumes in demanding print environments. The high-performance line matrix printers are designed for industrial environments and, therefore, can also be used in dusty production environments and in the warehouse. With a print speed of 500 lines (6805ZT) or 1,000 lines (6810ZT) per minute, a print width of 345 mm and a maximum resolution of 180 dpi horizontally and 144 dpi vertically, the ZT printers operate quickly and accurately on multi-part forms of up to four pages. With the standard Power PrintTM function the 6810ZT printer additionally provides an increased performance for a printing speed of 1,000 lines per minute. The company also uses a 2000 line printer for its national hub in Marne La Vallée. “The improved print quality and print darkness on multi-part forms is one of the outstanding features of the 6810ZT printer, since we work 100 percent with carbon copies and have to rely on properly readable copies even at high printing speeds”, says Erwan de Saint-Seine project manager at the FashionPartner Group.


Cost-effective, energy-efficient, compatible

Compared to laser printers which only have a service life of three years line, matrix printers have a service life of more than ten years, on average. In terms of consumable materials the ink ribbon cartridges are up to six times less expensive than the toner cartridges for laser printers. In high-volume print jobs, the savings in consumables are highly noticeable. Reduced form waste through the ZT technology and energy efficiency through reduced power consumption when idle also contribute to reducing the operating costs.

Equipped with USB 2.0 and serial ports as standard features, the printers are network-capable and immediately operable after setup. Optionally, they are also available with parallel ports and Ethernet ports. Hence, the new Zero Tear line matrix printers could be integrated easily into the FashionPartner Group’s internal operating system and set up via “Plug and Print”.


Service and Support – The basis for successful cooperation

Advice and support are provided via the proven partner Print Smart Services in France. “With Print Smart Services, we are supported by a service provider who determines the best printer solutions optimally tailored to our needs and who competently assists us in the implementation and ongoing operation”, confirms Erwan de Saint-Seine.


About the FashionPartner Group

As a member of a consortium of European logistics and transport specialists who are committed to the world of fashion, the FashionPartner Group has over 46 years of experience in this field and knows the needs of the customers. From procurement to the end customer, FashionPartner Group offers logistics solutions for the temporary storage and distribution, especially for fashion retailers and their branches.

The FashionPartner Group is both a logistics and transport company and, as part of the fashion industry, it also offers textile products, as well as accessories and suitcases.

Customized logistics solutions: From private spaces to communal storage rooms to concepts for specific warehouses, the FashionPartner Group adapts its solutions to the needs and size of its customers.

Specialized transport solutions: The FashionPartner Group handles the transport of products from the production site to the point of sale through a specialized urban distribution network which connects France with Europe.

About Smart Print Services

Smart Print Services specializes in the maintenance of industrial printers. The company took over the service for TallyGenicom printers from the original manufacturer and is now the official service provider for the Printronix and TallyGenicom brands in France. With more than 25 years of experience, the company supports its customers with the setup and maintenance of line, matrix and thermal printers. Print Smart service fulfils the requirements for fast service and reliability for these printing systems perfectly.

About Printronix Inc.

Printronix is a global leader in industrial printing solutions, offering the most-trusted selection of ultra-reliable printers, supplies, service and parts for environments demanding high reliability and low-cost printing. The company offers two of the most-trusted brands in industrial printing, Printronix and TallyGenicom, known throughout manufacturing, distribution, retail, banking, healthcare, government and other enterprises across the globe. The combined portfolios include the highest quality line matrix, thermal and RFID printers. Printronix was founded in 1974 and is headquartered in Irvine, Calif. For additional information, visit, Twitter, LinkedIn or Facebook.

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