ID Technology has designed a stainless steel enclosure for Thermal Transfer Overprinters. The stainless steel enclosure encases the printer, interface, bracket including platen roller, power supply, shaft encoder and built in air regulator, while still enabling easy access to the printer from either side (see video).
Two doors on the front allow for feeding the film under and around behind the platen roller. Two doors on either end allow for easy access to replace the ribbon cassette as well as adjust the air pressure. Shutting the doors and sealing with latches for wash down requires less than a minute. The entire system comes preassembled and requires no more than 1-2 hours to install.