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Datamax I-Class Printer.

Datamax I-Class Printer

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Datamax I-Class Printer Features


• Rugged construction features a gear driven design and durable die-cast aluminum frame

• Wide range offering includes 203, 300, 406, and 600 dpi resolution models

• Multi-language menu available in English, Spanish, German, Italian, and French

• LCD display enables user- friendly printer configuration

• Field installable options such as cutters, peel & present sensors, and thermal transfer option can be added easily to upgrade a base printer

• Time-saving media loading features include color-coded cues, embossed media loading diagrams, and collapsible ribbon hub makes loading and unloading a breeze

• Wide access to the printhead makes the I-Class very easy to maintain; both printhead and platen roller can be changed in less than 5 minutes

• Connectivity: I-Class printers come standard with bi-directional parallel and high speed serial interfaces for easy integration into any system

• Software: The I-Class utilizes widely used DPL and supports MCL designer and 123 Print. With the PL-Z and PL-I printer language emulations, users can easily integrate the printer to existing solutions

The award winning I-Class is a comprehensive, cost-effective industrial printer, offering reliability and flexibility. With its revolutionary modular design, most I-Class options are field installable. I-Class printers are ideal for shipping & receiving, product identification, pharmacy labeling, and asset tracking. It’s all about value, performance and speed. From desktop to industrial settings, the I-Class offers excellent design characteristics, engineering superiority and unprecedented performance capabilities to meet your printing demands. Engineered for quality, the foundation of the printer is a precision-crafted die-cast aluminum frame. This durable, yet lightweight, design increases the printer’s longevity and reliability. Easy-to-use features are standard on the I-Class such as color-coded cues, embossed media loading diagrams, and wide access to the printhead. The unique collapsible ribbon hub makes loading and unloading the media a breeze. I-Class is offered in a wide range of resolutions to cover many applications and has become the standard barcode printer in the industry.

Datamax I-Class Printer Specifications

Print Technology

• Printer type:

– Direct thermal

Optional thermal transfer

Physical Characteristics

• Dimensions:

– 12.7” H x 12.62” W x 18.6” D (322.6mm H x 320.5mm W x 472.4mm D)

• Weight:

– 45 lbs. (20.5kg)

• Operating temperature:

32°F to 100°F (0°C to 38°C)

• Power source:

– Auto-sensing 90-132 or 180-264 VAC @ 47-63Hz

• Construction:

– Metal cabinet, clear side window to easily monitor media supply levels


• Communication ports:

– Standard: Serial RS232, Parallel Bi-Directional

– Optional: Ethernet-Wired LAN 10/100, Wireless 802.11b/g, USB-Host

• Software

– DMX Config: Complete printer setup utility

– DMX NetManager

– Embedded Network Web Pages

– Windows® Drivers – NT, XP, Vista

• Firmware

– Updates: available online

– Universal printer command language:

PL-Z (Zebra), PL-I (Intermec), PL-B (Boca)


• External rewinder

• Media tray for cutter

Agency Approval

Contact sales for the most current list


• Barcodes:

– Linear: Code 3 of 9, UPC-A, UPC-E, Interleaved 2 of 5, Industrial 2 of 5, Std 2 of 5, Code 11, Code 93, Code 128, EAN-8, EAN-13, HIBC, Codabar, Plessey, UPC 2 and 5 digit addendums, Postnet, UCC/EAN Code 128, Telepen, Planetcode, FIM, USPS-4 State

– 2D Symbologies: MaxiCode, PDF417, USD-8, Datamatrix, QR Code, Codeablock, Code 16k, Aztec, TLC 39, Micro PDF417, GS1 Databar

• Resident fonts:

– Ten alphanumeric fonts from 2.5 to 23 point size, including OCR-A, OCR-B, CG Triumvirate™ smooth font from AGFA®

– Scalable Fonts: CG Triumvirate Bold Condensed, CG Triumvirate & CG Times with Cyrillic, Greek Arabic and Hebrew character support

• Downloadable font types:

– True-Type, Bitmap

• Character set:

– Over 50 resident character sets; Unicode/UTF8 support

• Font expansion/rotation:

– All fonts expandable vertically and horizontally up to 24x; fonts and graphics can be printed in four directions: 0°, 90°, 180° and 270°s

• Graphics supported:

– .PCX, .BMP and .IMG files

• Reversible field/mirror image

– Any font or graphic field can be printed as a normal or reverse image


• Printer*: 1 year (including platen roller and installed options)

• Printhead*: 1 year or 1,000,000 inches whichever comes first

• Contact sales representative for extended warranty options


• Media type:

– Roll-fed: 8.0” (203.2mm) O.D. on a 1.5”- 3.0”

(38.1mm – 76.2mm) core

– Fan-fold stock: accepted from rear of printer

– Die-cut or continuous labels

– Perforated or continuous tag/ticket stock

• Media width range:

– 1.0” – 4.65” (25.4mm – 118.1mm)

• Minimum media length:

– Tear-off and rewind modes: 0.25” (6.35mm)

– Peel and cutter modes: 1.0” (25.4mm)

• Media thickness range:

– 0.0025” – 0.01” (0.0635mm – 0.254mm)

• Media sensing:

– “See through” for liner-backed die-cut labels and tags

– Reflective sensor for black mark label media

• Label backfeed:

– For use with optional cutter

• Ribbon:

– Width range: 1.0”- 4.5” (25.4mm – 114.3mm)

– Core: 1.0” (25.4mm)

– Length: 1968’ (600m)

Coated side in and coated side out


• Thermal transfer (field or factory installed)

• Ethernet-Wired LAN 10/100

• Wireless 802.11b/g

• Cutter – light duty (5 mil) or standard (10 mil)

• ILPC (Hangul, Simplified Chinese, and Kanji) font support

• Label present sensor • Internal rewinder

• Peel and present • I/O expansion card

• Font expansion card • Linear scanner

• Twinax/Coax interface • USB interface

• RS-422 interface** • MCL enabled**

• Revolving media hub (40mm)

* when used with approved supplies

** not available for the I-4208


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