Datamax E-4304 Specifications
The Datamax E-Class Family is designed to be the printer of choice when value, performance and features are the primary printer requirements. The E-Class Family consists of the DMX-E-4203, E-4204, and E-4304 printers. E-Class printers are capable of printing a wide variety of labels in applications ranging from small office shipping requirements to compliance and general purpose product identification labels and tags. Hospitals, medical laboratories, automobile service shops, shipping/mail centers, and inventory stock rooms are all typical examples of the types of businesses that can benefit from using the E-Class printers. And with PDF417 and MaxiCode 2D bar code capabilities, the E-Class can print complex transportation symbols and label formats. The E-Class printers are available in both Direct Thermal or Thermal Transfer configurations and are available with an options list developed to suit virtually any low- to medium volume label printing application.
The Datamax E-Class Family of entry-level printers continues to exceed market expectations with the newest E-Class, the DMX-E-4304. The E-4304 was designed specifically for users who have higher resolution specialty printing requirements but are limited by budget or do not need an industrial printer. The E-4304 offers the ability to produce 300 dpi crisp images quickly providing users with a valuable tool to print high-quality labels and bar codes at a fraction of the investment normally required for these capabilities. Available in either direct thermal or thermal transfer mode, the E-4304 is a versatile product designed for performance. The E-Class printers continue to feature a small footprint, sleek enclosure and enhanced printing capabilities to provide exceptional entry-level printers.
The E-4304, along with the rest of the E-Class product line, was designed for sub-industrial environments, such as an office, laboratory, or pharmacy setting. The DMX-E-4304 is a small, compact, thermal printer designed for a variety of on-demand printing applications requiring more definition than 203 dpi. The Datamax E-4304 can print a variety of labels ranging from small office shipping labels to postal and transportation labels. Moreover, with 300 dpi, the E-4304 can also print complex 2D barcode symbologies including PDF417, Datamatrix, MaxiCode, and QRCode.
Developed in response to customer requirements, the DMX-E-4304 includes all the features needed to make it a perfect choice for your high resolution, low to medium volume, desktop labeling needs. Please follow the links in the navigation box above for a more comprehensive description of E-Class Features and Options.
• 300 dpi print resolution
• 4 ips print speed
• 4.1" print width
• 3-button, 3-LED control panel for maximum configuration flexibility and printer status indication
• See-through media window
• Flash upgradeable firmware
• Supports 5" outside diameter media roll
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• Modular design facilities adding and/or changing options with ease.
• Easy to upgrade and reconfigure for business growth.
• Easy to maintain-easy printhead access for regular cleaning.
• Standard parallel and serial interfaces allow easy integration into your system.
• Optional Ethernet support allows the printer to connect to virtually any host system environment.
|Wide Access Printhead
||Printhead mechanism is hinged to provide wide open access
||Easier to load media and ribbon. Easier to clean.
||DPL and additional font capability can be upgraded or enhanced without the need for modifications to the printer or electronics.
||Easier to remain current. Updates can be made to the printer without the need for replacing EPROMS.
|Windows Printer Driver
||Windows applications have the ability to utilize the E-Class printers as a Windows printer.
||Users can choose virtually any Windows application software to use with the E-Class.
||Utilizes the Datamax Programming Language.
||Many existing applications support DPL.
|3ips, with 4ips option
||Increased print speed availability.
||Higher throughput for increased productivity.
|Field installable options
||Memory options, cutter, and sensor simply plug into the front of the printer.
||Not necessary to "disassemble" the printer just to add options.
||Convenient case top window for easy media viewing.
||Eliminate need to open printer to view media availability.
|Serial and parallel communications
||Industry standard RS-232C and Centronics Parallel ports included for host communication.
||Off-the-shelf communications cables can be used to provide printer/host connection.
|3 button/3 LED control panel
||A combination of 3 control buttons and 3 LED status lights.
||Provide a wide range of user configurability and device status indications.
|Application specific case tops
||Standard case-top for thermal transfer configuration and a low profile case-top for direct thermal.
||Application specific case configurations add to the configurability of the printer.
|All popular linear and 2D bar code symbologies
||Industry standard linear and 2D bar code symbologies are included.
||Commonly-used bar code symbologies are available and do not need to be added.
Thermal transfer printing requires the use of a ribbon. The ink/wax from the ribbon transfers to the media by the printer to create an image. Thermal transfer printing provides exceptional clarity and scanability.
The external cutter provides ease of automatic cutting for tags and labels after a label is printed. This feature attaches to the front of the printer.
The present sensor allows the printer to be configured for "one up" printing. With the sensor installed, the printer will not print the next label until the previous printed label has been removed from the printer.
FLASH Memory Expansion
FLASH Expansion cartridges are used for permanent storage of custom fonts, formats and graphics. The FLASH memory cartridges cannot be used in conjunction with the ILPC option
External Media Supply Stand
The external media supply option allows the use of large media supply rolls, up to 8-inches in diameter, on 1" to 3" cores.
International Print Capability consisting of one of the following:
• CG-Times (western European) Scalable font
• Kanji Gothic B Scalable font
• Simplified Chinese GB Scalable font
External Battery Pack
An external battery pack option is available to power the printer in areas where an AC receptacle is not available such as warehouses, shipping docks, vehicles, or mobile print stations. The battery pack option will allow the printer to operate up to 10 hours on a single charge.