Argox direct thermal label printer

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
  Wireless Security N/A
  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
  Windows Compatibility N/A
  Software-utility Printer Tool
  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
  Ribbon N/A
  Drop Resistance N/A
  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
  Battery N/A
  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
  Standard Item N/A
  Optional Items Guillotine-Full Cutter / Partial Cutter, Dispenser , External media stand, Bluetooth, WLAN

 

 

Argox O4-250 Label Desktop Printer

This new model Barcode and Label Printer from Argox is ideal for low to medium general purpose use.

The O4 series offers a user friendly clamshell design that allows users to simply open the cover and easily load thermal ribbon and media.

The O4-250 prints at 7 inches per second or 17.78 cm per second. Printing at this speed it still maintains the perfect print quality.

The O4-250 comes with built in Ethernet, Dual USB hosts, USB device and RS232 (Serial). WiFi and Bluetooth modules can be purchased making this a versatile printer ready for any low to medium volume applications.

The O4-250 prints at 203dpi (8 dots/mm) and can be used as a Thermal Transfer or Direct Thermal printer. The maximum printing width is 108mm and maximum print length is 2540mm. It has 1 Media Transmissive Sensor, 1 movable Media Reflective Sensor, Ribbon end sensor and a head open switch.

The following media types can be used: Roll Feed, Die Cut, Continuous, Fan Fold, Black Mark, Tags, Tickets in Thermal or Plain Paper.

It facilitates Thermal Ribbon from 25.4mm to 110mm wide and the maximum length is 110m with a core size of 13mm which is standard on the Argox Desktop Label Printers.

The O4-250 prints all the standard 1D barcodes and the following 2D codes: QR Code, PDF417 (including MicroPDF), DataMatrix (ECC200), GS1 DataMatrix, MaxiCode

The O4 series printers ship with Windows Driver (Windows XP/Vista/Win7/Win8/Win10), Bartender UL from Seaguall Scientific and Printer Tool.

A Full Cutter, Partial Cutter, Peeler, External media stand can be purchased as optional accessories.

The printer has a relatively small footprint at Width 209mm, Height 179.2mm, Depth 266mm and weighs 2.2 kg.

For pricing on the Argox O4-250 contact us today. The printer will be on Promotion during the month of September 2017. Email sales@jnstech.co.za or Call 011 425 5439

Argox OS214 Plus Barcode Printer Review

This will be our first review on our products which will hopefully help you choose a printer which is reliable and easy to maintain.

os214ttplus
Price:  R4,640.00 incl vat (Estimated Price)
Replacement Print Head (non fitted)Price: R1,293.00 incl vat (Estimated Price)
Wax Ribbon 110mm x 91m Price:  R32.00 per roll.

View PDF Brochure for full specs

 

The printer comes with:

  • Windows Driver (Seagull Driver_Argox 7.4.1)
  • Linux Driver
  • Bartender UL
  • Printer Utility
  • Font Utility

Installation of the software and printer is relatively easy and we provide telephonic support if you do have problems. The OS214Plus uses either a USB, Serial or Parallel cable making it versatile.

Loading the label and ribbon is easy and straight forward with a diagram in the top lid showing the paths of ribbon and label.

Specs:

  • Can be used DT (Direct Thermal) or TT (Thermal Transfer)
  • PPLA and PPLB emulations available
  • 104mm max print width
  • 203 dpi
  • Print Speed 3 ips
  • 512KB DRAM
  • 512KB Flash Rom
  • Supports 1D, 2D, GS1 and QR Codes

Printer is ideal for low volume printing and comes with a 12 month manufacturers warranty.

We give this printer a rating of  4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)