Handheld APAC SP400X Imprinter

The SP400X is the first and only scan-and-print solution to integrate 2-D imaging, inkjet printing and wireless communication in one device. It’s designed to simplify high-volume logistic operations centers and postal services that use manual scanning and labeling to sort packages. The SP400X is an ideal solution for warehousing, package delivery and other logistic-type industries.

This portable, robust, easy-to-use and high-performance printing solution prints directly to packages or other surfaces, eliminating the cost and time required for separate printed labels. The SP400X is based on patents and technology that is licensed from HP, a global leader in printing and imaging. And, the device uses genuine HP inkjet cartridges, assuring a clean and highly-legible print each and every time. The lightweight SP400X can complete more than 1,250 scans and prints per hour, scanning and printing at speeds as fast as two seconds per cycle. It operates on a lithium-ion battery capable of delivering up to 7,000 scans and prints per charge. Its 2.5 cm cube print cartridges are designed to output thousands of 0.53″ x 2″ (1.5 cm x 6 cm) prints.

Wi-Fi compatibility integrates the device seamlessly into existing IT environments, allowing it to communicate directly with your back-end system in real time. And for ultimate efficiency, the SP400X prints directly onto packaging, so it costs less and produces less waste than thermal label printing. To operate the device, a user aims the SP400X’s scanner at a 1-D or 2-D barcode, postal code or OCR code to capture supply-chain management information.

The SP400X’s integrated Wi-Fi sends the imaging data to a warehouse-management system and receives data sent back to the device. Once the new information is received, the user rolls the SP400X across the area to be printed, and the device applies a fast-drying, smudge-free, non-toxic image directly onto any package surface: plain paper, kraft paper, packing tape, coated labels, polypropylene, polyester or polyethylene plastic.

The SP400X Imprinter features a design optimized for ease of use, with hypoallergenic materials for maximum comfort. An IP53 durability rating means this device is protected against dust and water sprays for unimpeded rugged, mobile use throughout supply chain environments.

Print technology

HP Thermal Inkjet

Print speed

Up to 40″ (1000 mm) per second


Mono color: Up to 1200 x 600 dpi


Prints per cartridge

Average of 6,000 prints per cartridge (print defined by specific content)

Shelf life

12 months

In-printer life

14 days


Bright magenta for maximum contrast on packaging material


Lithium-ion battery; more than 6,000 scans and prints over 6 hours on a single charge.



Mini-B USB 1.1 full-speed port

Wireless interfaces

802.11 b/g/n connectivity, WPA-personal, WEP

Software included

Setup and maintenance applications. Print template designer. Device drivers.

Dimensions (W x L x H)

Finger unit

3.3″ x 5″ x 2″ (84 mm x 127 mm x 51 mm)

Wrist (battery) unit

3.5″ x 8″ x 2″ (89 mm x 203 mm x 51 mm)


Finger unit

13 oz (370 grams)

Wrist (battery) unit

12 oz (340 grams)


Focal point

7″ (178 mm) from the lens plate

Field of view

3.4″ (84 mm) vertically and 4.5″ (114 mm) horizontally at focal point

Depth of field

2.1″ to 12.8″ (53 mm to 325 mm)

Decode time

Less than 100 ms under ideal conditions

Image sensor

752 x 480 CMOS sensor

Motion tolerance

4″ (101 mm) per second

Rotational sensitivity

360 degrees

Viewing angle

+/-40 degrees

Ambient light

0 (total darkness) to 100,000 (full sunlight) lux

Illumination LEDs

626 nm + 30 nm

Aiming LED

526 nm + 30 nm

User interface

Visual and audible scan and print indicators, two buttons (power, reset); low-ink and low-battery indicators

Getting Started