In 1991 Taiwan Semiconductor Co., Ltd set up its Thermal Printer division to develop a line of desktop barcode printers to be sold under the Eltron brand. This was the beginning of an impressive success story that has continued to this day. Starting from humble origins at a production line in its Yilan plant, TSC has grown to become a successful, global company with a strong network of partners, distributors and value added resellers with over 3 million printers installed worldwide.
Today, TSC celebrates its 25th year of building thermal printers, having joined the list of the world's Top-5 manufacturers of reliable and innovative thermal barcode printers.
We cannot thank our reseller partners and our customers enough. You have been an integral part of our growth. We are dedicated to continue to offer you the most reliable, flexible, high quality products that exceed your expectations.
From the beginning, TSC has been dedicated to technological ingenuity, innovative performance and the creative power of our engineers. The company excels at investing in cutting edge technologies to support the manufacture of high-quality products. Our firmware development team is continuously improving the speed and power of our programming language to offer more and more innovative solutions for our customers. The result has been one of the fastest growth rates in our industry. In 1995, four years after founding the Thermal Printer Division, TSC launched its own brand of thermal printers, starting with the direct thermal TDP-522 and thermal transfer TTP-242 desktop printers. In 1996, TSC introduced its first metal industrial TTP-248M printer. Those models are long discontinued, but they taught TSC how to become a world class printer manufacturer.
In January 2006, to keep pace with increasing demand, TSC built its own thermal printer production factory at Li Ze, located in the high-volume manufacturing center in Yilan County, Taiwan. Today TSC builds more than 200,000 printers annually.
TSC's presence around the world has grown rapidly through the years to now encompass corporate offices, including warehousing, in China, Germany, Dubai (UAE) and the United States, along with satellite offices in India, Korea, Indonesia, Russia, UK, France, Spain, Sweden, Brazil, and Mexico.
In January 2016, TSC completed its first acquisition by purchasing Printronix’ Thermal/AIDC Business which is focused on mission-critical, high-volume industrial printing applications, with a strong global network of partners and premium end-users.
Along the way, TSC has earned a variety of prestigious awards including Deloitte Technology Fast500™ Asia Pacific 2010 Award, Germany's Industriepreis Award, multiple Taiwan's Excellence Awards and Forbes Asia 200 Best Under a Billion Award. The fact that TSC's products are regularly distinguished by so many awards verifies the quality of its printers.
The Forbes Asia 200 Award was a particularly great privilege because candidate companies must show annual revenues between $5 million and $1 billion and must be publicly traded for at least a year to qualify for the list. Each candidate is screened for earnings growth, sales growth and return on equity during the past 12 months and over the last three years. We are particularly proud of the fact that only 25 Taiwan companies made the list at that time, with TSC being the only label printer company.
Over these 25 years, TSC has developed a deep understanding and experience in the development, production, marketing and support of label printers. From budget-friendly starter models, to high-performance platforms for industry, to portable units, our printers are among the most reliable and durable on the market – all backed with a two-year warranty.
Innovation never stops. TSC has recently launched a lineup of printers featuring high-contrast 4.3" color touch LCD panels unlike any others in the market. And TSC's innovative print technology "Thermal Smart Control" offers the best high speed print quality by tracking and precisely calculating the duration that each pixel needs to be heated to provide accurate, crisp and clear labels. It is the best available technology on the market today and we are, of course, very proud of it.
State-of-the-art production facilities in Taiwan and China ensure high quality standards, documented by the quality certification DIN EN ISO 9001 and 14001.
Our leading-edge printers are loaded with standard features that our competitors often price as options – or don't offer at all. Customers and partners enjoy the benefits of a printer that is not only rugged, dependable and economical, but also easy to set up, load and operate. If customers compare our printers with any other brand, they will discover what hundreds of thousands of others have already learned: TSC offers the best price-performance value in the marketplace, an industry-best two-year warranty, and the best product features, all supported by a flexible, enthusiastic and professional team – and that's the basis of our 25 years of success and value leadership.