Congratulations on your RL3 or RL4 printer purchase. The RL3/4 printer family, hereafter referred to as ‘the printer’, blends the rugged durability with state-of-the-art electronics and user-friendly features to redefine the standard in portable thermal printers. The printer’s RS-232 serial, USB, or optional wireless LAN or Bluetooth® connectivity allows easy interfacing to any host system.

This manual provides all the information necessary to operate the printer.

To print labels or receipts, simply refer to the instructions included with the software you have chosen to create the labels. A Windows® printer driver can be found on If you wish to write a custom program, a copy of the Programmer’s Manual can also be found on their website.

Datamax RL3


After removing the printer from the packaging material, check the contents. The following items should be included:

  • Printer
  • Belt Clip
  • Documentation
  • Any special or additionally purchased items

Additional Requirements:

The following items are necessary for generating labels from your printer. Contact your customer support or sales representative for advice on which media and software may best be suited for your application.

  • NETira CT Configuration Software, version or greater. Available for download at
  • Serial Cable (210164-100 or 210191-101)
  • Applicable label media or receipt paper;

Download the user manual.

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