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Printronix T400 & T600 Thermal Printers

 
 
 
 


T400

T600

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The T400 is the premier printer for applications that require a compact, affordable and reliable barcode printer. With eight times more memory than its nearest competitor, plus a large range of standard and optional communication choices, the T400 is ready to keep up with your technology requirements today and tomorrow.

Affordable Performance:

  • Fastest printer in its class with market leading RAM and Flash memory for non-stop productivity
  • Increased up-time with capability to hold large 5" diameter media roll

 Ease of Use:

  • Intuitive and compact design that enables easy media loading
  • Versatile performance for a variety of applications like nursing stations, patient wristbands, point of sale, shelf labeling, pick tickets, and more

 Reliable Operation:

  • Durable clam-shell construction to meet the needs of the busiest desktop environment
  • Defends against malicious breaches with comprehensive WiFi security protocol suite, and optional state of the art 802.11 a/b/g/n connectivity
The T600 is an exceptional mid-range desktop printer for applications that require reliable performance, versatile features and easy operation. The T600 is remarkably well suited to a large variety of industries due to its ability to utilize Direct Thermal and Thermal Transfer technology.

Reliable Performance:

  • Built on a proven platform
  • Large RAM and a powerful 32 bit processor for quick processing and first label out
  • Durable double wall construction
  • Fast 8 inches per second print speed

 Versatile Features:

  • Option to choose between direct thermal and thermal transfer printing
  • Multiple connectivity choices including Serial, Ethernet, USB, USB Host
  • Compact size fits anywhere

PRODUCT BENEFITS

  • 32-bit RISC high performance processor
  • Double wall clam-shell construction
  • Direct printing
  • Available in 203 DPI and 300 DPI
  • 64 MB SDRAM / 128 MB Flash Memory
  • 4" model configuration
  • Thermal Transfer and Direct Thermal printing
  • 32-bit RISC high performance processor
  • 2.3: Color Display w/6 button control
  • 32GB SD Card option
  • Double wall clam-shell construction
  • Available in 203 DPI and 300 DPI
  • 64 MB SDRAM / 128 MB Flash Memory
  • 4" model configuration
PRINTING CHARACTERISTICS
  • Max Print Speed: 6 IPS @ 203 DPI / 4 IPS @ 300 DPI
  • Print Method: Direct
  • Resolution: 203 DPI or 300 DPI
  • Max. Print Width: 4.1" (104mm)/6.6" (168mm)/8.5" (216mm)
  • Printer Memory: 512MB RAM / 128MB Flash
  • Max Print Speed: 8 IPS @ 203 DPI / 6 IPS @ 300 DPI
  • Print Method: Thermal Transfer and Direct Thermal
  • Resolution: 203 DPI or 300 DPI
  • Max. Print Width: 4.25" (108mm) 4.15 (105.6mm)
  • Printer Memory: 64MB RAM / 128MB Flash
  • Ribbon Length 110m, max OD 40mm, 0.5 core (ink coated out)
MEDIA SPECIFICATIONS
  • Media Applications: Product marking, point of sale, retail, small office, shipping labels, and other labeling and tag application
  • Min. Media Width: (4") 0.7 (19mm)
  • Max. Media Width: 4.5" (114.3mm)
  • Min. Media Length: 0.25" / 1.0" (Continuous/Tear-Off)
  • Max. Media Length: 90" (2,286 mm)
  • Media Thickness: 2.16 mil(.055mm) to 7.48 mil(.19mm)
  • Media Roll Core Diameter: 1.0" (25.4mm)
  • Max. Media Roll Diameter: 5.0" (127mm)
  • Media Sensing: Transmissive gap sensor, black mark reflective sensor, head open sensor
  • Media Type: Continuous, black mark, fan-fold, notched (outside wound)
  • Media Applications: Product marking, point of sale, retail, small office, shipping labels, and other labeling and tag application
  • Min. Media Width: (4") 0.79 (20mm)
  • Max. Media Width: 4.4" (112mm)
  • Min. Media Length: 0.39"(10mm)
  • Max. Media Length: 1000" (25,400 mm)

  • Media Thickness: 2.36 mil(.06mm) to 7.48 mil(.19mm)
  • Media Roll Core Diameter: 1.0" (25.4mm) to 1.5? (38.1mm)
  • Max. Media Roll Diameter: 5.0" (127mm)
  • Media Sensing: Transmissive gap sensor, black mark reflective sensor, head open sensor, ribbon end sensor
  • Media Type: Continuous, die-cut, black mark, fan-fold, notched (outside wound)
MEDIA HANDLING MODES
  • Standard: Continuous, Tear-Off Strip
  • Options: Peel-Off, Cut
  • Standard: Continuous, Tear-Off Strip
  • Options: Peel-Off, Cut

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS

  • Width: 7" (177.8mm)
  • Height: 6.5"(165mm)
  • Depth: 7.6" (193mm)
  • Printer Weight: 4.32lbs (1.96kg)
  • Shipping Weight: 5.8 lbs (2.63kg)
  • Width: 7.99" (203mm)
  • Height: 7.54"(191.5mm)
  • Depth: 10.21" (259.3mm)
  • Printer Weight: 5.07lbs (2.3kg)
  • Shipping Weight: 8.03lbs (3.65kg)
PRINTER LANGUAGE
  • Printer Languages: EPL, ZPL, ZPL2
  • Printer Languages: DPL, EPL, ZPL, ZPL2
COMMUNICATION AND CONNECTIVITY/INTERFACE
  • Standard Interface I/O: Serial RS232, USB 2.0 , and Ethernet 10/100Base T
  • Optional Interface I/O: WiFi, 802.11a/b/g/n (US only)
  • WiFi Security Protocol: WEP 40/128bit, WPA Personal (PSK), WPA2 Personal (PSK) and Enterprise (AES CCMP) EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLs, PEAPv0/MS-CHAPv2, PEAPv1 EAP-MD5
  • Standard Interface I/O: Serial RS232, USB 2.0 , and Ethernet 10/100Base T
  • Display: 2.3? 320 x 240 color TFT Display w/6 button control
  • WiFi Security Protocol: WEP 40/128bit, WPA Personal (PSK), WPA2 Personal (PSK) and Enterprise (AES CCMP) EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLs, PEAPv0/MS-CHAPv2, PEAPv1 EAP-MD5
OPERATING ENVIRONMENT
  • Operating Temperature: 40 to 104 F (5 to 40 C)
  • Operating Humidity: 20 - 85% Non-Condensing
  • Storage Temperature: -40 to 140 F (-40 to 60 C)
  • Storage Humidity: 10 - 90% Non-Condensing
  • Operating Temperature: 40 to 104 F (5 to 40 C)
  • Operating Humidity: 20 - 85% Non-Condensing
  • Storage Temperature: -40 to 140 F (-40 to 60 )
  • Storage Humidity: 10 - 90% Non-Condensing

POWER REQUIREMENT

  • Line Input: Auto Range AC 100-240V, 50-60Hz
  • Printer Output: DC 24V, 2.5A, 60W
  • Line Input: Auto Range AC 100-240V, 50-60Hz
  • Printer Output: DC 24V, 2.5A, 60W
REGULATORY COMPLIANCES
  • Emissions: FCC, CE, CCC
  • Safety: cTUVus, CE
  • Environmental: RoHS, WEEE, ENERGY STAR
  • Radios (WiFi): FCC others based on market need
  • Emissions: FCC, CE, CCC
  • Safety: cTUVus, CE
  • Environmental: RoHS, WEEE, ENERGY STAR
  • Radios (WiFi): FCC others based on market need
BARCODE SYMBOLOGIES
  • 1D Barcodes: Code 39, Code 93, Code128UCC, Code128 subsets A.B.C, Codabar, Interleave 2 of 5, EAN-8, EAN-13, EAN-128, UPC-A, UPC-E, EAN and UPC 2(5) digits add-on, MSI, PLESSEY, POSTNET, RSS-Stacked, GS1 DataBar, Code 11, China Post
  • 2D Barcodes: RSS-Stacked, GS1 DataBar, Code 11, China Post PDF-417, Maxicode, DataMatrix, QR code, Aztec, MicroPDF-417
  • 1D Barcodes: Code 39, Code 39 with check digit, Code 93, Code 128UCC, Code 128 subset A, B, C, Codabar, Interleave 2 of 5,Interleaved 2 of 5 with check digit, EAN-8, EAN-13, EAN-128, UPC-A, UPC-E, MSI, MSI with check digit, PLESSEY,POSTNET, Logmars, Code 11,Code 49, China post, ITF14, TELEPEN, TELEPENN, PLANET, Deutsche Post Identcode,Deutsche Post Leitcode
  • 2D Barcodes: GS1 DataBar, GS1 DataMatrix, Maxicode, AZTEC, PDF417, QR Code, Micro PDF 417
FONT, GRAPHIC SUPPORT
  • Internal Fonts: 8 alpha-numeric bitmap font Monotype Image true type font engine with one CG Triumvirate Bold Condensed scalable font
  • Font and barcode rotation: 0, 90, 180, 270 degree
  • Internal Fonts: 8 alpha-numeric bitmap font Monotype Image true type font engine with one CG Triumvirate Bold Condensed scalable font
  • Font and barcode rotation: 0, 90, 180, 270 degree
OPTIONS AND ACCESSORIES
  • WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n (US only) includes Real Time Clock
  • Peel & Present
  • Cutter
  • Peel & Present
  • Cutter

THERMAL MEDIA LABELS

The best printing solution is achieved when the printer, and media are matched to the application requirements. The use of Genuine Printronix Auto ID Thermal Media will ensure image quality, consistent barcode and optimum application output required for today's production environments. The best printing solution is achieved when the printer, and media are matched to the application requirements. The use of Genuine Printronix Auto ID Thermal Media will ensure image quality, consistent barcode and optimum application output required for today's production environments.

CUTTER

For applications that require individual labels or groups of labels for applications such as item level part numbering or pallet labeling, the T400 printers may be ordered with a cutter mechanism installed (for cutting tags and label liner), or the option can be installed by an authorized service representative at a later date. Once installed, the printer can be configured to automatically cut media after each or a specified number of labels is printed.

For applications that require individual labels or groups of labels for applications such as item level part numbering or pallet labeling, the T600 printers may be ordered with a cutter mechanism installed (for cutting tags and label liner), or the option can be installed by an authorized service representative at a later date. Once installed, the printer can be configured to automatically cut media after each or a specified number of labels is printed.

WiFi CONNECTIVITY

The T400 printers offers optional, factory installed 802.11a/b/g/n wireless connectivity with extensive and scalable security offerings.

PEEL AND PRESENT

The Peel and Present mechanism automatically peels the label from its backing and presents self-adhesive labels one at a time. It replaces manual label peeling, making your production lines faster and more efficient. The T400 printer may be ordered with a peel and present mechanism installed, or the option can be installed by an authorized service representative at a later date. Once installed, the printer can be configured to automatically peel and present each label. The Peel and Present mechanism automatically peels the label from its backing and presents self-adhesive labels one at a time. It replaces manual label peeling, making your production lines faster and more efficient. The T600 printer may be ordered with a peel and present mechanism installed, or the option can be installed by an authorized service representative at a later date. Once installed, the printer can be configured to automatically peel and present each label.

FAQs

How is the T400 positioned within the Printronix Auto ID thermal printer portfolio?
The T400 is the first desktop printer introduced by Printronix Auto ID. It is intended to provide an enterprise level solution to the growing desktop market.

What sets the T400 apart from other desktop thermal barcode printers in the market?

The T400 is the premier printer for desktop applications that require a compact, affordable and reliable barcode printer. It was designed to meet the increasing demand from large companies for a higher level of performance out of a desktop printer.
  • Affordable Performance: Outperforms the competition at 6 inches per second, increased memory, printer flexibility, and competitively priced.
  • Ease-of-Use: Compact design, intuitive operation and easy loading 5 inch diameter roll, makes the T400 one of the easiest & productive desktop printers in the market.
  • Reliable Operation: Double wall clam shell construction is intended to handle busy environments that are often encountered in desktop applications
What are the primary target user environments for the T400?
There are a wide variety of applications and markets for desktop printers. However, the T400 was primarily intended for larger opportunities in the following applications:
  • Medical & Pharmaceutical: Nursing Stations, Pharmaceutical labelling & administration, patient wristbands
  • Shipping & Receiving: Light duty labelling, Pick Tickets, On-demand printing
  • Retail: Shelf labelling, Front office, Point-of-Sale
What options are available with the T400?
The T400 is available in 203 or 300 DPI resolution. The printer comes standard with Ethernet, USB Client, Serial communication interfaces. An option for WiFi (802.11 a/b/g/n), and Real Time Clock (RTC) will be available in the near future. In addition, the printer can be configured with a peeler or cutter. These options are also available as Field Option Kits.

How do I configure the T400?

The T400 is a very simple and intuitive printer to setup and configure. Please refer to the User's Manual for detailed installation instructions. If you prefer, you can view our "How-to Videos" for additional information on the following T400 topics:
  1. Configuring the T400
  2. T400 media and cleaning
  3. T400 Self print test
Please visit the Printronix Auto ID website in the Support section, to access the "T400 How To videos".

Does Printronix offer media options for the T400?

Yes, Printronix Auto ID offers a portfolio of media that will optimize the print quality and productivity of the T400.

Can I swap the printhead from 203dpi to 300 dpi?

No. The printheads are not interchangeable. In general, the T400 Thermal Printhead is expected to last the life of the printer. It is not user replaceable.

Where can I download the printer manuals?

There T400 Manuals are available on the Printronix Auto ID website in the Support section.

What is the warranty on the T400 printer?
The T400 comes standard with a 1-Year Return to Depot warranty. Extended warranty and service packages are available. Please contact your Printronix Auto ID Territory Account Manager for more information.

Will WiFi be available globally?

WiFi will initially be available in the US when first released. Please contact your Printronix Auto ID Territory Account Manager for more information.

What is the advantage of the T400 with WiFi?
The WiFi option dramatically improves versatility by bringing the T400 directly to the "point-of-need" by eliminating the limitations of hardwire connections.

Can I run both Ethernet and WiFi?

The WiFi printer can be configured for either Ethernet or WiFi operation, but not simultaneously. If an Ethernet cable is plugged in and connected with a host system, the Ethernet interface will be active. In all other cases, the WiFi is active.

How do I access the real-time clock? The WiFi option includes a real-time clock to support time-restricted certificates. In addition, it can also be used for printing time stamps on date coded labels.
How is the T600 positioned within the Printronix Auto ID thermal printer portfolio?
The 600 is the premier mid-range desktop printer. It is the perfect complement to the entry level T400 Desk Top Printer.

What sets the T600 apart from other desktop thermal barcode printers in the market?

The T600 is intended for enterprise applications that require reliable performance, versatile features and easy operation.
  • Reliable Performance: Outperforms the competition at 8 inches per second, increased memory, and durable design.
  • Ease-of-Use: The 2.3 inch, 320×240, Color TFT Display and intuitive software greatly simplifies the printer operation. Easy loading ribbon with 110 meter capacity minimizes operator intervention.
  • Versatility: A variety of standard communication options give the T600 the flexibility to fit seamlessly into any network. The T600 also offers the ability to operate in either a 203 or 300 DPI using either Direct Thermal or Thermal Transfer Technology.
What are the primary target user environments for the T600?
There are a wide variety of applications and markets for desktop printers. The T600 will focus on end user applications that require the reliability and functionality of a Printronix Auto ID Printer:
  • Transportation and logistics: loading docks, pick Tickets, Dot Com, shipping & receiving
  • Manufacturing: automotive, chemical, electronics, packaged goods
  • Retail: apparel, durable goods, point-of-sale
  • Healthcare: hospitals, nursing stations, patient wristbands, pharmacy, laboratories
What options are available with the T600? The T600 is available in 203 or 300 DPI resolution. The printer comes standard with Ethernet, USB2.0, USB Host, and Serial communication interfaces. A Real Time Clock (RTC) is also standard with the T600.