Seiko Instruments USA is shipping a new model in its flagship Smart Label Printer (SLP) line, offering higher resolution and a print speed of approximately one second per label. The new SLP 450 adds 2D barcode printing and improved network connectivity, putting out high-quality, professional-looking labels that can include patient or customer information, bar codes for storing, shipping or inventory tracking, as well as text and graphics for labeling office files or cabinets. The printer also will generate name tags with the company logo for reception desk visitors or office events. The SLP 450 will be available in May at an estimated street price of US$189.