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Datamax RL4 Printer

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Datamax RL4 Printer Features

RL4 Printer Features

• Rugged and Reliable - With uncompromising standards, the RL4 endures even the most punishing environments, and passes the MIL-STD 810F drop testing requirements. The RL4 is so rugged it continues to print after 26 consecutive drops to concrete from 6ft (1.8m) even when tested at extreme temperature conditions.

• Complete Line of Accessories - The versatile RL4 comes with a wide selection of charging and mounting accessories that allow it to be worn on the hip, mounted in a truck or even mounted and powered from a forklift.

• Easy to Integrate - The RL4 comes with popular language emulations that allow you to easily replace existing printers in the workplace. The printer is also compatible with most popular WMS packages and offers optional wireless 802.11 and Bluetooth connectivity.

• Great Battery Power – The long lasting lithium-ion battery offers maximum power capacity for a full 8-hour shift, even under the toughest conditions.

• Easy to Use – Nobody likes to change the paper roll, but we’ve made it so easy you can do it with one hand. We’ve also included an easy to read LCD screen with simple user interface buttons and a peel-and-present mechanism for quicker label application.

• Complete Line of Media & Supplies – Our Certified Label Supply Program ensures optimum, trouble-free performance from the RL4 and guarantees the highest quality print output and image stability.

• Two Year Warranty – Comes with the industry’s only two-year standard warranty – twice that of the competition!

Datamax-O’Neil built its reputation on rugged and reliable portable receipt printers and has now used this expertise to design the industry’s most rugged portable label printer. The RL4 is a durable 4-inch (102mm) direct thermal printer with a rugged design and reliable performance that will continue to operate long after other printers have failed. We’re so confident in the quality and long term reliability of these printers that we include a 2-year warranty free of charge. That’s double what the competition offers. Anybody who’s ever been in a warehouse knows that when shipments are processed more quickly and effectively, productivity is increased and errors are reduced. The RL4 improves efficiency and productivity by allowing workers to print and apply barcode labels directly at the point of application. Using an RL4 to print on-demand labels also eliminates the danger of mixing up batch printed labels and saving thousands of dollars in potential shipping errors. The printer can even be mounted on fork trucks for added convenience and versatility. We’ve made integration easy. Replace existing printers using Datamax-O’Neil’s language emulations. The RL4 is compatible with most popular warehouse management software programs, independent label design programs and remote management packages.

Datamax RL4 Printer Specifications

Physical Characteristics


– 6.52” w x 7.87” h x 3.18” d

(166 x 200 x 81 mm)

• Weight (printer only):

– 2.16 lbs. (0.98 kg)

• Drop specifications:

– 6 ft. (1.8 m)

• User interface:

– 128×64 LCD display with white LED backlighting

– Four (4) button user interface

User Environment

• Operating temperature:

-4° to 122°F (-20° to 50°C)

• Storage temperatures:

-40° to 140°F (-40° to 60°C)

• Charging temperatures:

41° to 104°F (5° to 40°C)

• Relative humidity range:

10% RH to 90% RH non-condensing

• ESD protection:

8kV Air/ 6kV Contact

Print Technology

• Printhead:

– Direct thermal

– 203 dots per inch (8 dots per mm)

• Print width:

– 4.125” (105 mm)

• Print mechanism speed:

4” per second (102 mm per second)


• 32 MB RAM / 64 MB Flash


• Media type:

– 2.00”– 4.12” (76 – 105 mm) linered and linerless* labels with black mark or gap sensing

– External fanfold or roll supply

• Maximum roll capacity:

– 2.65” (67 mm) O.D.

– 0.75” (19 mm) I.D. core

• Media thickness:

– 2 mil to 6.5 mil

• For optimum print quality and printer performance, use Certified Datamax-O’Neil supplies.


• Serial:

– RS232, up to 460.8 kbps

• USB:

– 2.0 (full speed)

• Bluetooth:

– Supported versions: Version 2.1, Class 2

– Serial port profile

• 802.11 a/b/g:

– Network standard: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g

– Wireless access modes: Infrastructure and ad-hoc

– Security Protocols:

Network support: DHCP, TCP, UDP, DNS, BOOTP

Power Source

• Battery:

– 14.8V Lithium-ion, 2200 mAh (33 W-h)

• DC inputs:

– External DC jack, 11-15V, built-in spike and surge protection

– External charge contacts, 11-15V, built-in spike and surge protection

• Recharging: 4 – 6 hours

• Endurance: Prints over 320 4”x6” (100x150mm) labels when operating 16 continuous hours on an 802.11 network

Agency Approvals

• Contact sales manager for the most current approval list


• 2 years (including platen roller, printhead and installed options) when used with approved supplies

• Contact sales representative for extended warranty options


• Scalable Fonts:

– CG TriumvirateTM Bold Condensed, CG

Triumvirate & CG Times with Cyrillic, Greek, Arabic and Hebrew character support from Monotype Imaging

• Standard fonts:

– 5.5CPI, 7.2CPI, 10.2 CPI, 10.7CPI, 18.5CPI 20.4CPI, 22.6CPI, 34.0CPI, OCR-A, OCR-B (additional fonts available)

• Downloadable font types:

– True Type, Bitmap

• Character Sets:

– Unicode/UTF8 support; 50 international symbol sets, Big 5, JIS and Shift JIS and more

• Optional characters:

– Arabic, Greek, Hebrew, Unicode subset including Latin

– Asian (including Big 5, Simplified Chinese, Kanji, Hangul and Shift JIS); additional international characters available

• Barcodes:

– Linear: Codabar, Code 3 of 9, Code 93, Code 128, EAN-8, EAN13, Interleaved 2 of 5, HIBC, PLESSEY, MSI/Plessey, UCC/ EAN-128, UPC-A, UPC-E, UPC 2 and 5 digit addendums, Postnet, Telepen, UPS MaxiCode, FIM, USD-8

– 2D Symbologies: PDF417, Aztec, QR Code, GS1, Datamatrix, TLC39, MicroPDF417

• Graphics:

– Supports storage of graphics/logos in Flash memory and transient “print once” graphic


• NETira Configuration Tool – complete printer set-up utility

• Control Language Compatibility:


• Device management compatibility:

– Wavelink® AvalancheTM MC, Motorola MSP 3.0 and later

• Network Compatibility

– TCP-IP based networks

– AS/400 (LPD) based networks

• Drivers:

– Windows® CE, Windows® Desktop, USB

• Label design software compatibility:

– BarTender®, Niceware/NiceLabel and others

• ERP Systems:

– SAP, Oracle

• Software development kit:

C++, Visual Basic


• 802.11 a/b/g

• Bluetooth communication v2.1

• Linerless

* For use in RL4 printers equipped with linerless option only


Getting Started

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