The COLOP e-mark: One device and so many uses and applications! Personalise birthday cards or gifts, mark on textiles, leave a personal message for your customers, create personalised ribbons, motivate your students with a message on their homework, mark directly on cardboard boxes, organise your office and make everyday tasks more efficient, create unique labels, address envelopes, and so much more! The e-mark can mark on any absorbent surfaces, such as paper, cardboard, wood, cloth and other surfaces with special priming. Non-absorbent surfaces such as metal, plastics or glass can be marked, but the ink will not stay permanently and does not dry. Use the COLOP label sheets for these types of surface.
What is the e-mark?
The e-mark is an electronic (battery-powered) mobile marking device that enables users to make their own imprints with an easy sideways movement. The product has been in development for several years, but now the e-mark and its corresponding app are ready for serial production. The e-mark opens up many new avenues for the office supplies sector and is aimed at both business customers and end consumers. With its numerous features and fields of application, it has the potential to usher in a new era in marking solutions.Through an app created by COLOP's specialist in-house development team, there are almost unlimited designs, ready-to-use templates and special features available, including company logos, date, time and number functions, and a QR or barcode generator. Any absorbent surface such as paper, envelopes, books, cardboard, paper bags or even wood can easily be marked with the e-mark. Used in combination with COLOP e-mark label sheets, many other materials such as glass and metal can also be stamped. This makes the e-mark not only a perfect organisational and office tool, but in addition offers fantastic opportunities for personalization. The e-mark is an electronic mobile marking device to create and change own imprints by using an app on a mobile device or PC and print them by an easy sideways movement.
About COLOP e-mark
The international stamp producing company COLOP launches the first electronic marking device of its kind. The e-mark allows you to create, change and transfer full colour imprints using an app to mark directly on various surfaces.
How does it work?
The COLOP e-mark:
One device and so many uses and applications! Personalise birthday cards or gifts, mark on textiles, leave a personal message for your customers, create personalized ribbons, motivate your students with a message on their homework, mark directly on cardboard boxes, organise your office and make everyday tasks more efficient, create unique labels, address envelopes, and so much more!
The e-mark can mark on any absorbent surfaces, such as paper, cardboard, wood, cloth and other surfaces with special priming. It's also print QR and Barcode.
Non-absorbent surfaces such as metal, plastics or glass can be marked, but the ink will not stay permanently and does not dry. Use the COLOP label sheets for these types of surface. You can store up to four imprints permanently onto your e-mark. These can be used in the offline mode - without connection to the software. To change between the imprints in offline mode, you need to tap four times on top of the e-mark.
Further explanations: Watch our video "How to change between imprints stored on the e-mark"
The new e-mark Effortlessly create, change and transfer full colour imprints with the e-mark. Mark wherever, whenever and however you want.
Stamp and marking manufacturer COLOP is fully embracing the future as the launch of its first electronic marking device proves. Founded in the early 1980s, Austria-based COLOP is a global leader in the manufacturing of modern marking devices and a specialist in the production of self-inking stamps. As a major player in the stamp industry, the company has achieved an outstanding position in the market thanks to its contemporary designs, product enhancements and pioneering ideas, such as EOS Flash stamps and materials for the production of text plates. "Innovation is, and always has been, a key factor for our company," says COLOP Managing Director Ernst Faber.
True to his word, the manufacturer now sets a new milestone in the area of marking solutions with the launch of its first electronic marking device - the e-mark.
This unique stamp is making its worldwide debut at Paperworld in Frankfurt, Germany, with the Swedish market set to see the initial roll out of the product.
"Interest from the office supplies industry has been great and the e-mark has been listed immediately in important Swedish office products catalogues," says COLOP International Sales & Marketing Manager Franz Ratzenberger.
"The results from Sweden will form an important basis for further marketing measures of the e-mark," he adds. Following the initial release, the e-mark will be available in major European countries during the first half of 2019, with availability in the rest of Europe and the US over the course of this year. This will be followed by a global product introduction.
Can I print several imprints at one time?
Yes. You can add several imprints to the printing queue which are sent sequentially to the e-mark. If needed, this queue of imprints can run in a loop and start always from the beginning again.
How can I store imprints permanently on the e-mark?
The last imprint that you have sent to the e-mark is always stored on it. In addition, you can store three more imprints permanently. Under 'imprints on e-mark', you can select three imprints for each position/colour. Note that you always need to be connected to your e-mark in order to save an imprint on the device.
How do I change between the imprints stored on the e-mark?
There are two possible ways to change between the imprints stored on the e-mark. Either you click on the e-mark symbol in the App under 'imprints on e-mark'. The respective imprint will be activated then. The second option is tapping four times onto the e-mark with a little break after the first double click. It is best to watch our video 'Switch between stored imprints' for exact sequence of movements.
How do I know on which position which imprint is stored?
Under 'imprints on e-mark' in the e-mark App you can see which imprint is stored on which position. This is displayed on the e-mark by the LEDs of the light pipe on the side which match the colours in "imprints on e-mark" and change when switching to another imprint.
Can the e-mark be charged via USB-cable as well?
The e-mark can only be charged through the power adapter that comes with the e-mark. The USB-interface cannot be used for charging the e-mark.
How long does the battery of the e-mark last?
The battery lasts up to five hours when marking continually and much longer under normal usage circumstances - several days up to a week when used occasionally. The battery is charged within 2.75 hours from 0 to 100 %. Nevertheless, it is recommended to put the e-mark immediately after every imprint back into the docking station, which can be connected to the power plug at the same time.
Where do I see the status of the battery?
Both the lightpipe of the e-mark as well as the App indicate the level of battery. The left LED on the back side of the e-mark shines either green, yellow or red. The battery level can also be found in the e-mark information in the App. Select the e-mark icon on the top right of the e-mark connect page. You will find the exact level (%) of battery.
How to best transport the e-mark?
It is recommended to transport the e-mark in the original packaging or in the additionally available protective case in order to protect it from dust, humidity, shocks and other external influences. Please note that the original packaging of the e-mark is no transport packaging and needs to be packed into an outer box if it is sent.
When and how do I need to make a software update?
Update the e-mark App
Whenever there is a new update for the e-mark App, it is recommended to update it (via Google Play Store or App Store), because the functionality may be extended or probable bugs may be fixed. Depending on the settings in your respective app store you will receive an automatic notification for making the update.
Update the software on the e-mark (=firmware)
In addition to the App, also the software on the e-mark is improved from time to time. This software is called firmware. The update can be made through the App. A notification will pop up when opening the App, which needs to be confirmed in order to make the firmware update of the e-mark.
How do I know that the e-mark is connected to my mobile device?
When the connection between e-mark and App is established, a blue LED shines on the right side in the back of the e-mark. In the App you will also find information to the quality of connection and whether or not the Wifi connection could have been established.
Can I turn off the beeping of the e-mark?
The sound of the e-mark can be turned off in the App. In the 'e-mark information' on the 'e-mark connect' page, the settings can be found for switching the sound on and off. Be aware that the e-mark provides acoustic signals when e. g. an imprint is ready to be made or is indicating the end of an imprint. Without these signals you might have problems in usage. Therefore it is only recommended to switch off the e-mark sounds if you are an advanced user
What do the lights and beeps of my e-mark mean?
The e-mark is communicating with the user by acoustic signals and the lightpipe (LED bar around the e-mark). The colours and position of the lights, as well as the acoustic signals have different meanings. In general, red indicates a problem (no cartridge inside or very low battery) and yellow is a warning, e. g. that the battery is low. Blue is related to the WiFi connection and data transfer and green tells you that the e-mark is ready or battery is full. Please find the description of the different signals below.
What does the beeping mean?
Whenever an imprint is successfully transmitted to the e-mark or an imprint is finished, the e-mark beeps. When making a two- or three-line imprint, the beeps of the e-mark tell you when to change direction and move to a new line. When the e-mark keeps beeping and blinks red, this is a warning to put the e-mark into its docking station. Otherwise the print head may dry out, causing bad imprint quality. If you do not like the sound of the e-mark, it can be turned off in the 'e-mark information'.
What does a blue light mean?
Blue light refers to the connection and data transfer. An ongoing blue blinking around the e-mark indicates that an imprint is transferred from the App to the e-mark. The steady blue light on the back of the e-mark indicates that the e-mark is connected to a mobile device via WiFi.
What does a green light mean?
On the back side of the e-mark, a green light indicates that the level of battery is above 25 %, which turns yellow below a level of 25 % and red when reaching 10 %. During printing you will see a green light on the side which indicates that the e-mark is printing.
What does green, blue, orange or pink lights on the side of the e-mark mean?
It is possible to store up to four imprints permanently on the e-mark. The different colours on the side of the e-mark indicate at which position you are right now and which imprint of the four will be printed. The last imprint that was sent is always stored on the green position. Under 'imprints on e-mark' you can select 3 further imprints, which are also in the App highlighted in blue, orange and pink. When changing the position (by tapping four times onto the e-mark - watch the video here), the lights will change from green to blue, orange or pink.
What does a red blinking light in the front of the e-mark mean?
It indicates that no cartridge is inside the e-mark. If a cartridge is inside and the light is still blinking red in the front, the cartridge is probably not in the right position and needs adjustment.
What does a yellow blinking light in the front of the e-mark mean?
It indicates that a wrong cartridge is inserted (not an original COLOP cartridge). Please only insert original COLOP e-mark cartridges.
What does a red blinking light on the side in the direction of the back of the e-mark mean?
It indicates that the battery is below 10 % and needs to be charged.
How can I replace a cartridge?
For replacing a cartridge, the top cover and battery have to be removed. Open the bottom latch, exchange the cartridge and assemble the e-mark again.
For a detailed explanation, please watch the video below.
How do I put the e-mark into operation?
After having assembled the e-mark according to the Quick Setup Guide, you can download the App for Android and iOS devices in the Google Play Store or AppStore. Please follow the initialisation guide in the App, which includes connecting to your e-mark for the first time via WiFi (mobile devices) or USB interface (PCs). For first initialisation only set up the WiFi connection through the App and not through the WiFi settings of your device!
Attention: for Android devices the mobile data (internet) needs to be turned off in order to be able to connect to your e-mark!
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