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Datamax H-Class Printer.

Datamax H-Class Printer

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Datamax H-Class Printer Features


• Connectivity: H-Class printers come standard with Ethernet, Parallel, Serial, and USB/SDIO interfaces for extra capacity models giving users flexibility in integration

• 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

• Large 240x320 graphical LCD display for ease in navigating menus as well as data collection (“X” models only)

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

• Versatile media compatibility supports coated side in or coated side out ribbons without reconfiguring the printer or purchasing additional options resulting in easier ribbon inventory management

• IntelliSEAQ™ printhead: proactive diagnostic tools allow easy access to printhead performance and history

• Software: The H-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 H-Class is a rugged and versatile printer that offers one of the most feature rich solutions for dynamic enterprise applications and is twice as fast as other printers in its class. The H-Class is ideal for high-volume label printing in manufacturing, warehouse, transportation, and high resolution labeling. H-Class reduces the total cost of ownership with its gear driven design to provide rugged and reliable performance for 24 x 7 mission critical services. H-Class offers a broad range of connectivity to meet diverse application requirements and easily integrates into any network. Modular construction increases up-time for the highest levels of user productivity. H-Class has the industry’s largest graphical display and provides an easy to-read view for quick navigation and printer notifications. Support of UHF and HF RFID configurations for current or future requirements protect your printer investments. The high quality features, performance, and rugged reliability make the H-Class the best value of any premium printer on the market

Datamax H-Class Printer Specifications

Print Technology

• Printer type:

– Direct thermal

– Optional thermal transfer

• Print length range:

– 0.25” – 99.99” (6mm – 2539.75mm); values vary with printer configuration

Physical Characteristics

• Dimensions and weights:

– 4” standard: 40 lbs. (18.2 kg)

13.0”h x 12.6”w x 18.9”d (330 x 321 x 480mm)

– 4” X series: 47 lbs. (21.4 kg)

16.4”h x 12.6”w x 19.3”d (415 x 321 x 489mm)

– 6” standard: 47 lbs. (21.4 kg)

13.0”h x 15.0”w x 18.9”d (330 x 381 x 480mm)

– 6” X series: 53 lbs. (24.1 kg)

16.4”h x 15.0”w x 19.3”d (415 x 381 x 489mm)

– 8” X series: 59 lbs. (26.8 kg)

16.4”h x 17.0”w x 19.3”d (415 x 433 x 489mm)

• Operating temperature:

32°F to 100°F (0°C to 38°C)

• Storage temperature:

0°F to 140°F (-17°C to 60°C)

• Humidity:

10% – 95% non-condensing

• Power source:

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

• On-board real time clock

• LCD backlit graphics display

• Construction:

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


• Communication ports:

– Standard (all models): Serial RS232, Parallel Bi-Directional, Ethernet-Wired LAN 10/100, USB 2.0 Compatible

– Standard (“X” models only): USB-Host, SDIO

Memory Slot (optional for non-“X” models)

– Optional (all models): Wireless 802.11b/g, GPIO Applicator Card

• 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)


• Memory:

– 16MB SDRAM / 8MB Flash

• 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, .IMG and ASCII format files

• Reversible field/mirror image

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


• External rewinder

• Serial adapter cable

Agency Approval

Contact sales for the most current list


• 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) max O.D. on a 3.0” (76.2mm) core

– Fan-fold stock: accepted from rear and bottom of printer

– Die-cut or continuous labels

– Perforated or continuous tag/ticket stock

• Media width range:

– 4” models: 1.0” – 4.65” (25.4mm – 118.1mm)

– 6” models: 1.0” – 6.7” (25.4mm – 170.2mm)

– 8” models: 1.0” – 9.0” (25.4mm – 228.9mm)

• 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 and peel & present

• Ribbon:

– Ribbon width range:

4” models: 1.0” – 4.5” (25.4mm – 114.3mm)

6” models: 2.0” – 6.7” (50.8mm – 170.2mm)

8” models: 3.0” – 9.0” (76.2mm – 228.9mm)

– Core: 1.0” (25.4mm)

– Length: 1968’ (600m)

Coated side in and coated side out


• Thermal transfer (field or factory installed)

• Label present sensor

• Peel & present (1.5”/ 38mm min. label length) – basic or heavy-duty

• Internal rewinder (non-“X” models only)

• Powered internal rewinder (“X” models only)

• Standard cutter

• Large 240 x 320 display (non-“X” models only)

• Linear scanner


• GPIO interface

• Wireless 802.11b/g

• SDIO / USB host interface (non-“X” models only)

• MCL enabled

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

* when used with approved supplies


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