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Datamax E-4304 Barcode Printer

For Users who have Higher Resolution Specialty Printing Requirements.

The Datamax E-Class family is a lightweight, space-saving line of thermal printers designed with leading edge technology for a multitude of label and tag printing applications.

With all this power loaded into such a small footprint, the E-Class family is the printer choice for a wide variety of low to medium volume labeling applications ranging from the needs of those in an office or research facility to those of a shipping or transportation center. And depending upon the model you choose, a four-inch per second print speed, a 300 dot per inch print resolution, plus the ability to accommodate a five inch roll of media can provide added versatility for all of your applications.


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Part # Description Price Buy
J13-00-4J000U00 Datamax E-4304, DT, 300 dpi, 4 ips, 4.1'' print width, parallel, serial, & USB interfaces, 2MB DRAM, 1MB flash. Includes US power cord. Order cables separately. See accessories. $481.25
J13-00-1J000U00 Datamax E-4304, TT & DT, 300 dpi, 4 ips, 4.1'' print width, parallel, serial, & USB interfaces, 2MB DRAM, 1MB flash. Includes US power cord. Order cables separately. See accessories. $529.38
USB-5000-02M USB printer cable, 6ft USB cable (USB 2.0, A to B). Our quality plated USB cable terminals provide excellent transfer rates! Required for host-to-printer communications. $1.69
USB-5000-03M USB printer cable, 10ft USB cable (USB 2.0, A to B). Our quality plated USB cable terminals provide excellent transfer rates! Required for host-to-printer communications. $2.16
PCM-1100-06 Parallel printer cable, 6ft Parallel printer cable. Includes high-quality, flexible PVC jacket. Required for host-to-printer communications. $2.24
32-2300-01 Serial printer cable, Cable (9-Pin Serial) for the E-4203 and Ovation Printers. Required for host-printer communications. $20.41
78-2278-01 External Ethernet (10baseT) adapter - Plugs into parallel port on printer $288.75
78-2394-01 External Rewinder, up to 4.5 inch label width. Includes US Power Supply. $340.60

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


• 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.

E-Class Features



Feature Function Benefit
Wide Access Printhead Printhead mechanism is hinged to provide wide open access Easier to load media and ribbon. Easier to clean.
Flash Memory 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.
DPL 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.
Media window 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.


E-Class Options

Thermal Transfer

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.

External Cutter

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.

Present Sensor

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.

About Datamax

Specializes in the design, manufacture, and marketing of products for bar code and RFID labeling, including thermal demand printers, label, ticket and tag materials, and thermal transfer ribbons. Headquartered in Orlando, Florida, Datamax has representative offices throughout the United States and in Singapore, China, and the United Kingdom, as well as label converting and preprinting facilities in Robinson, Illinois. Datamax markets its products exclusively through a network of resellers in more than 65 countries worldwide.

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