Argox D4-250 Direct Thermal Label Printer
The Argox D4-250 Direct Thermal is a new model from one of the leading manufacturers that supports a wide range of applications at an affordable price.
We often take a product and take an in depth look at its design, construction and workings. Last week it was the Argox D4-250’s turn. The printer was put through its paces with very satisfactory results.
Firstly lets look at its features.
- Compact size, unit really has a small footprint, ideal for desks or tight spaces.
- The Clam Shell design makes it easy to load rolls of paper labels
- The connectivity is great! The printer has onboard USB Host, USB Device, Serial and Ethernet. Making it ideal for most applications.
- If wired connectivity is a problem, the D4-250 can be expanded with a WiFi or Bluetooth module – Great!
- The Argox D4-250 has received Cerner Certification!
- The printing speed of max 6 ips produces great prints.
After testing the printer we came to the conclusion that the D4-250 really lives up to the claims made by the manufacturer and could not fault the printer and can really recommend the printer for low to medium volume use.
The cost of the D4-250 is normally *R3 698 ex vat without any discounts or special offers.
The cost of the replacement Thermal Print Head is also not excessive at *R1 445 ex vat (ARG59-D42A1-001). If care of the Thermal Print Head is taken and regularly cleaned, it can last a long time without giving the dreaded “dead lines” problem.
The cost of the WiFi module is *R3 610 ex vat (59P4201001) and the Bluetooth module is *R1 060 ex vat (59D4201001).
*Price indicated is normal list price and correct during Feb 2018
We recommend the Argox D4-250 Direct Thermal for your Direct Thermal 4″ label printing needs!
General Specifications of the Argox D4-250
|Printing Resolution||203 dpi(8 dots/mm)|
|Printing Speed||Max. 6 ips|
|Printing Length||Max. 100”(2540mm)|
|Printing Width||Max. 4.25”(108mm)|
|Memory||32 MB SDRAM, 16MB Flash ROM (USB storage up to 32GB)|
|CPU Type||32 bit RISC microprocessor|
|Sensors||Reflective sensor x 1 (movable) & Transmissive sensor x 1 (fixed, 6.27mm offset)|
|Operation Interface||LED Indicator x 2, Botton(Feed) x 1|
|Communication Interface||USB device, RS-232, Ethernet, USB host|
|Fonts||Internal character sets standard 5 alpha-numeric fonts from 0.049”H ~ 0.23” H (1.25mm ~ 6.0mm) Internal fonts are expandable up to 24×24 4 direction 0 ~ 270 rotation Soft fonts are downloadable Ability to print any Windows True Type font easily Support scalable font|
|1D Barcodes||UPC-A, UPC-E, JAN/EAN, CODE39, CODE93, CODE128, GS1-128 (UCC/EAN128), CODABAR (NW-7), ITF, Industrial 2of5, MSI, UPCadd-on code, POSTNET, GS1 DataBar Omnidirectional, GS1 DataBar Truncated, GS1 DataBar Stacked, GS1 DataBar Stacked Omnidirectional, GS1DataBar Limited, GS1 DataBar Expanded, GS1DataBar Expanded Stacked|
|2D Barcodes||QR Code, PDF417 (includingMicroPDF), DataMatrix (ECC200), GS1 DataMatrix, MaxiCode|
|Graphics||PPLA: PCX, BMP, IMG, HEX,GDI PPLB: PCX, BMP, Binary raster, GDI PPLZ: GRF, Hex, GDI|
|Emulation||PPLA, PPLB, PPLZ|
|Software-label Editing||Windows Driver (Windows XP/Vista/Win7/Win8/Win10), BarTender® from Seaguall Scientific|
|Media Type||Roll-feed, die-cut, continuous, fan-fold, black mark, tags, ticket or plain paper label|
|Media||Max. width: 4.65” (118mm). Min. width: 0.88” (22.4mm). Thickness: 0.0024”~0.0075” (0.06mm~0.19mm) 5”(127mm) OD on a 1”/1.5” (25.4/38 mm) ID core; Dealer Option external media stand 8” OD on 1”/3” ID Core|
|Printer Dimensions||W 183mm x H 225.9mm x D 166mm|
|Printer Weight||1.76 kg|
|Power Source||Universal Switching Power Supply Input: 100V~240V±10%, 1.5A, 50~60Hz, Output: 24VDC, 2.4A|
|Operation Environment||Operation Temperature: 41°F~104°F (5°C~40°C), 0% ~ 90% non-condensing, Storage Temperature: -4°F~140°F (-20°C~60°C)|
|Real Time Clock||N/A|
|Optional Items||Guillotine-Full Cutter / Partial Cutter, Dispenser , External media stand, Bluetooth, WLAN|