The new HC100 printer from Zebra Technologies streamlines the creation of patient wristbands, all while saving space with its compact design and wireless capabilities, and saving lives by using antimicrobial coated wristbands. The printer spits out a patient wristband directly, instead of having to juggle labels and lamination. Here is more from the printer’s very own press release :
Designed for maximum ease of use, Zebra’s newest patient I.D. solution combines the small-footprint HC100(TM) thermal printer and easy-to-load cartridges containing Zebra’s Z Band(R) direct thermal wristbands — the only antimicrobial coated wristbands currently available in the market. In contrast to many laser solutions, the HC100 Patient I.D. Solution generates individual wristbands on demand. There is no need for staff to load labels
into a special tray, print the labels, attach them to wristbands and apply laminate coatings, resulting in less waste and lower costs.
Featuring a smart card that optimizes print intensity and automatically calibrates for band size, the patient I.D. solution facilitates quick and accurate scanning at the point of care by producing bar codes and text that withstand water, blood, soap and other liquids while remaining smudge-free longer than the average patient stay. The HC100 printer accommodates Zebra’s complete line of white and color Z Band cartridges, which are available in a variety of infant, pediatric and adult sizes as well as in both adhesive tab and clip closures. An antimicrobial coating protects Z Band wristbands from MRSA Types II, III and IV, in addition to S. aureus, P. aeruginosa and E. coli — the leading causes of hospital infections in the United States.