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Printronix T4M Thermal Printer


T4M provides uncompromised performance and features with the same PSA3™ advanced electronic architecture found in the high performance T5000r. Install the T4M seamlessly into other printer brand environments using the widest breadth of embedded printer protocol interpreters. The T4M maximizes productivity and offers flexibility to grow with changing requirements.


Printronix T4M Thermal Bar Code Printer Features

  • 4-inch thermal transfer or direct thermal, industrial and commercial grade, RFID Ready bar code printer
  • 32MB DRAM, 8MB Flash
  • Embedded Printer Language Support including Printronix, Zebra, TEC, Sato, Intermec, and Datamax
  • Adjustable transmissive sensor with auto-calibration
  • XML enabled printing and XML based remote management via PXML


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Printronix T4M Thermal Bar Code Printer Specifications
Technology type 4" Thermal transfer or direct thermal
Print Speed 10 ips @ 203 dpi (254mm/sec @ 8/dpmm), 10 ips @ 305 dpi (254mm/sec @ 12/dpmm)
Resolution 360 x 360 dpi203/300 dpi (operator interchangeable)
Printable Width 4.1" max (104mm) (T5204r/T5304r)
6.6" max (168mm) (T5206r/T5306r)
8.5" max (216mm) (T5208r/T5308r)
Media Types Roll or fanfold Labels, tags and tickets Paper, film or synthetic stock Thermal Transfer or Direct Thermal
Media Width 1.0" to 4.5" (T5204r/T5304r)
2.0" to 6.8" (T5206r/T5306r)
3.0" to 8.75" (T5208r/T5308r)
Media Thickness 0.0025" to 0.010"
Roll Core Diameter 3.0" (7.6 cm)
Maximum Roll Diameter 8.0" (20.9 cm)
Thermal Transfer Ribbon Ribbon Width (min/max) 1.0" to 4.33" (T5204r/T5304r)
2.0" to 6.8" (T5206r/T5306r)
3.0" to 8.75" (T5208r/T5308r)
Maximum Ribbon Length 625m
Tear-Off Individual label tear-off
Tear-Off Strip Label strips tear-off
Continuous Labels print continuously
Cut Label cut to length
Peel-Off Label peel and present (peel-off mode requires rewind option)
Media Handling Options Rewinder Required for peel and present. Not recommended for batch rewind of RFID labels.
Cutter Kit Cuts labels after printing specified number of labels. Not recommended for RFID labels
Operator Controls Off Line-On Line, Test Print, Job Select, Form Feed Menu, Cancel, Enter
Message Display Indicators 32 character Off Line-On Line, Menu
Online Data Validation (ODV) Optional. Verifies bar code quality, overstrikes failed bar codes, and reprints a label Compatible with RFID encoding
Programming Languages Standard - Printronix Graphics Language (PGL)† Zebra Graphics Language (ZGL)† TEC Graphics Language (TGL) Intermec Graphics Language (IGL) Sato Graphics Language (STGL)† Datamax Graphics Language (DGL) IER Siège® Graphic Language (IEGL) Monarch Graphic Language (MGL) XML – Extensible Mark-up Language

Optional - IPDS over Ethernet, Twinax or Coax
Protocols Optional - Telnet TN5250/TN3270
Bar Code Symbologies Available AUSTPORT, Aztec, BC35, BC412, CODABAR, Code 11, Code 35, Code 39, Code 93, Code 128 (A,B,C), EAN8, EAN13, FIM, I-2/5, German I-2/5, GS1-128, GS1-Databar, GS1-DATAMATRIX, IMB, Interleaved 2/5, ITF14, Matrix, MAXICODE, MSI, PDF417, PLANET, PLESSEY, POSTNET, POSTBAR, ROYALBAR, TELEPEN, UPC-A, UPC-E, UPC-E0, UPCSHIP, UPS11
Sensing Methods Transmissive, Reflective (Gap, Mark, Notch, Continuous Sensing Form)
Interfaces Standard Ethernet (supports PrintNet Enterprise and PXML) RS232 Serial IEEE 1284 (Centronics) USB 2.0

Optional Wireless (802.11b/g, 54mbps)†† 128bit WEP WPA-PSK / TKIP (Personal) WPA2-PSK / AES CCMP (Personal/Enterprise) PEAPv0 MSCHAPv2, LEAP, TTLS (supports PrintNet Enterprise and PXML) Coax/Twinax GPIO (General Purpose Input/Output)
Fonts, Graphics Support, Windows Drivers Fonts - OCRA, OCRB, Courier, Letter Gothic, CG Times, CG Triumvirate, CG Triumvirate Bold, CG Triumvirate Bold Condensed

Character Set - Unicode with TrueType font support

Graphic Support - PCX, BMP and TIFF file formats

Windows Drivers - Microsoft Windows NT/2000/XP/Vista/7
Electrical Line Input 90-264 VAC (48-62Hz) PFC
Power Consumption 150 watts (typical)
Regulatory Compliance IEC60950-2, EN55022 Class B, EN55024, EN61000-3-2, EN61000-3-3, FCC Part 15 Class B
Environmental Operating Temperature 5˚C to 40˚C

11.7" W x 20.5" L x 13.0" H (T5204r/T5304r)
13.4" W x 20.5" L x 13.0" H (T5206r/T5306r)
15.4" W x 20.5" L x 13.0" H (T5208r/T5308r)

Printer Weight/Shipping Weight
37lbs/46lbs (T5204r/T5304r)
40lbs/49lbs (T5206r/T5306r)
43lbs/52lbs (T5208r/T5308r)