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Barcode / Label printer
The Business Class
Edition 2
cab Produkttechnik
Precision - Made in Germany
Transfer printer MACH4
Technical details
Technical data
For more than 30 years now cab has been developing and
manufacturing label marking systems for industry, commerce
and services. The constant requirements of changing markets
demand innovative ideas and form tomorrow´s products.
Software tools
Label software
Delivery program
Our experience and our aim to make our printers more simple
in operation have made cab to a leading manufacturer worldwide.
Made in Germany with a large vertical range of manufacture
our quality system is subject to DIN ISO 9001 - from receiving
inspection up to consignment.
MACH4 – The new generation of transfer printer
Transfer printer MACH4
Primary features
The future “made by cab”: MACH4, the new label
printer which sets new, innovative benchmarks.
It offers all the features of a high class industrial printer
with a wide application range.
Labels and ribbons can be inserted from the front.
The print mechanism and the cover are made of premium
materials and are perfectly harmonised in their form and their
Easy and comfortable handling and high reliability were the
requirements during development. The large display with white
backlight offers best readability.
The navigation pad with the additional “Enter” button simplifies the
operation - thereby only the operated functions are indicated.
The centred label path makes adjustments unnecessary and avoids
creases on the ribbon.
On the high-tech electronic board all required interfaces are serially
integrated and applicable for every adapter.
MACH4 is available in three designs.
1. Basic device
2. „P“ with serial dispense plate
3. „C“ Equipped with a cutter
for material up to 250 g/m2
The software is compatible with the
cab devices A+ and Hermes A.
Technical details
Detailed Perfection
Convincing product advantages
1. Cover with big window
It is made of shock-resistant synthetic material.
The integrated absorbability mechanism pro-
vides smooth closing. The labels, the ribbon and the printing device are protected against contamination.
2. Media hub
The label roll is placed within the media hub and centred automatically. Materials varying in width can be easily bedded within the box.
3. Ribbon re-winder and un-winder
The ribbon is slid onto a ribbon supply hub
with spring mounted brackets. It can be centred with a movable flange and a positioning
indicator. Inserting the ribbon into the print
mechanism is now easy and comfortable.
4. Printing with 200, 300 or 600 dpi
The print heads can be exchanged easily.
Automatic print head identification.
5. Gap sensor
To detect the beginning or end of labels the
gap sensor is mounted in the centre of the
label path. For two or four labels in a row it is
possible to use a gap sensor which can be
shifted 8 mm.
6. Label guidance
With the adjustment knob the user can
adjust the width of the printing area. This
is to centre the labels.
7. Reflex sensor
Start of label, printer‘s imprint and cut outs
can be identified with a relocatable reflex
8. Drive roller
The drive roller can be easily removed for
cleaning or replacement.
9. Peel-off-plate
The ribbon is guided down behind the
operation panel. The label is peeled off at
the peel-off-plate.
All interfaces built in
Back side of printer
Additional optional interfaces
1.Serial RS232 C interface up to 230.400 Baud
2.USB 2.0 High Speed Slave interface
7. WLAN-card IEEE 802.11 b/g
for wireless network connection, depending on chip set
IEEE 802.11 b: 11 MBit/s, 2.4 GHz Band
IEEE 802.11 g: 54 MBit/s, 2.4 GHz Band
For Stand-alone operation without PC
8. Parallel Centronics acc. IEEE 1284
The data from the Centronics interface are converted onto the USB 2.0 High Speed interface.
PC connection: 25-pin SubD plug
Printer connection: USB Master
3.Two USB-Master interfaces for keyboard or scanner
5.Slot CompactFlash-card to store fixed data
7.Slot for PC-Card Type II (PCMCIA)
Network connections
4.Ethernet 10/100 Base T- interface with TCP/IP protocol Printing with LPR/LPD, Raw IP or FTP.
IP adress can be set manually or obtained via DHCP.
Status information and set up via internet browser.
FTP for firmware updates and PC-card Type II/CompactFlash administration.
Error messages can be sent via e-mail or SNMP.
Time and date synchronisation through time server
7.Wireless LAN-connection via plug-in-card
9. Serial RS422 interface for long distance communication.
Serial RS485 for networking up to 26 printers.
Serial interface: 25-pin SubD plug
Printer connection: USB Master
10. Twinax-Converter for connection with IBM AS/400
Printer connection: serial RS 232 C 9-pin SubD plug
11. Coax-Converter for connection with IBM 3270
Printer connection: serial RS 232 C 9-pin SubD plug
12. Label selection box
Up to 16 different input signals for automatic loading
and printing of labels from the memory card.
Serial interface: 25-pin SubD plug
Printer connection: USB Master
Technical data
The data for all devices
 Standard  Option
1. Printhead
Printing method Transfer
  
thermal direct
  Print resolution dpi
203 300 600
Print speed up to mm/s
200 200 100
Print width up to mm
104 105.6105.6
2. Labels
Material: labels, continuous mat. on rolls or leporello
Thermal- a. Standard paper, Cardboard, Textil,
plastic foils PE, PP, PVC, PA, PI
Material thickness mm / Weight g/m2 0.07 - 0.35 / 60 - 250
Media roll: Total diameter up to mm 210
Core diameter mm
38 - 100
Winding direction
inside or outside
Material width mm with a thickness 0.07 - 0.35 mm 25 - 120
with a thickness 0.25 - 0.35 mm 10 - 120
Label width mm
4 - 116
Label width when dispensing1) min. mm
Label height min. mm
Label height when dispensing1) min. mm 12
Label height max. mm
3. Ribbon
inside or outside
Roll diameter up to mm
Core diameter mm
Ribbon length variable up to m
Width up to mm
5. Dimension printer
Height x Depth x Width mm
290 x 425 x 240
Weight kg
6. Label sensor
See through for start of label and end of material
middle fixed, optional 8 mm adjusted
Reflex sensor from below
for label start, printed marks, cut outs,
adjustable from the middle 56 mm
7. Elektronics
Processor high speed 32 Bit ColdFire/speed MHz 266
ROM MB Flash
Slot for CompactFlash card Type I up to 1 GB
Slot for Cardbus / PC-Card Type II
Real-time clock, Printout of date and time
8. Operation panel
Digits/LEDS iluminated while operation Pause, Feed, Cancel,
Menu, Enter, 4 x Cursor
LCD-Graphics Display Width x Height in mm
60 x 40
Text lines/characters
4 / ca. 20
9. Interfaces
Parallel Centronics bi-direktional acc. IEEE 1284
Serial RS 232 C 1200 up to 230400 Baud/8 Bit
USB 2.0 High Speed Slave for PC-connection
Ethernet 10/100 Base T, LPD, RawIP-Printing,
RS 422, RS 485 1200 up to 230400 Baud/8 Bit
Peripherical connection
WLAN card 802.11b/g
USB Master for keyboard and Scanner
2x 
10. Settings
11. Monitoring
Stop printing if
12. Test routines
Status reports
13. Fonts
Font types
Character sets
Bitmap fonts
Vector-/TrueType fonts
Font formats
Font width
14. Graphics
Graphic elements
Graphic formats
Country specific (Arabisch, CZ, D, DK, E, F, GB/USA, H, I, IL, N, NL, P, PL, RUS, S, SF, TR), Geräteeinstellungen, Druck-
parameter, Schnittstellen, Sicherheit.
End of ribbon End of labels
Printhead open
System diagnosis of memory and print head when switched on, Short status, status print, font list, device list, profile of print head, profile of label, test grid, monitor mode.
Extensive status print with information about instrument setting, for example print length counter, runtime counter. Request of the machine status via software command. Detailed status messages on the display, for example network error-no link, barcode error etc.
5 Bitmap fonts incl. OCR-A, OCR-B and 3 Vector fonts Swiss 721, Swiss 721 Bold and Monospace 821 available internally, loadable TrueType fonts.
Windows 1250 up to 1257, DOS 437, 737, 775, 850, 852, 857, 862, 864, 866, 869, EBCDIC 500, ISO 8859-1 up to -10 and -13 up to -16, WinOEM 720, UTF-8, Macintosh Roman, DEC MCS, K0I8-R. All West and East European latin, cyrillic, greek, hebrew and arabic caracters are supported.
Optional chinese (simplified chinese)
Size of width and height 1 - 3 mm
zoom 2-10
Orientation 0°, 90°, 180°, 270°
Size of width and height 0.9 - 128 mm
variable zoom ,
Orientation 360° in steps of 1°,
Bold, italic, underlined, outline, negative, grey, vertical, depending on character fonts
Line, arrow, box, circle, ellipse, filled and filled with fading
Technical data
 Standard  Option
15. Codes
Linear Barcodes
Code 39, Code 93 Interleaved 2/5
Code 39 Full ASCII Ident- and lead
Code 128 A, B, C
code of german
Post AG
JAN 8, 13
EAN 8, 13
EAN/UPC Appendix 2 Postnet
EAN/UPC Appendix 5 RSS 14
UPC A, E, E0
Aztec, Codablock F, Data Matrix, PDF 417, Micro PDF 417, UPS Maxicode, QR-Code, RSS 14
All codes variable in height, module width and ratio. Orientation 0°, 90°, 180°, 270°. Optionally with check digit, printed cha-
racters and Start/Stop code, depending
on code type.
The current specifications are according to our technical knowledge. They are
subject to change.
16. Software
J-Script direct programing
abc-Basic Compiler
Database Connector
System diagnosis/ cab-printer monitoring
Administration cab-Network Manager
cab-Card Manager
cab Label software cablabel R2 Lite
cablabel R2 Pro More
Easylabel, Codesoft, Nicelabel, Label software
Bartender, Label Matrix, Labelview
Windows driver
98, ME, 2000, 2003, XP
Windows NT from version 4.0
Mac driver
OS X printer driver from version 10.3
Linux driver
Testet with Suse 9.0, CUPS based
17. Operation data
Power supply
100 - 240 V ~ 50/60 Hz,PFC
Energy consumption max. 250 W
Operation termperat. 10 - 35°C
30 - 85%
not condensing Safety regulations
CE, FCC class A, CB, CCC
1. Memory card
2. Num. keyboard
3. Compact keyboard
For the input of numeric
data in stand-alonemode.
For direct input of variable
data in stand-alone-mode.
Numerical keyboard
No. of keys
L x W mm
120 x 76
Compact keyboard
No. of keys
L x W mm
282 x 132
4. Label un-winder
Label formats, fonts, texts and graphics can be saved. It can be accessed from the printer or from the PC.
Memory card
CompactFlash Typ I
256 MB
5. External re-winder
For a quick supersedure of labels they can be provided in additional un-winders.
6. Ribbon holder
External re-winder
Roll Ø max. mm210
Material width up to mm
Winding speed up to mm/s
Power supply
100 - 240 V~ 50/60 Hz
Core Ø mm
40 -with or without cardboard c.
Adapter mm
76 - re-winding with cardboard c.
Winding of labels
inside or outside
Adapter plate
For a quick supersedure of ribbons they can be stored in additional trays.
Software tools
Optimal output through optimal input
Printer Control
Direct programming with J-Script
H 100
S I1;0,0,68,70,100
T 10,10,0,5,pt20;sample
B 10,20,0,EAN-13,SC2;401234512345
G 8,3.5,0;R:30,9,0.3,0.3
A 1
cab printer monitoring with Intra and Internet
Job Start
Speed (100 mm/s)
Orientation rotated by 180°
Size of label (100x68 mm, gap 2 mm)
Text object/font: Swiss bold, 20 pt
Barcode EAN 13, size SC 2
Graphic, box 30 x 9 mm,
Line strength 0.3 mm
Number of labels (in this example 1)
cab J-Script allows easy programming of the printer by using
text strings and this independently from the used label software. Labels can be designed and the status of the printer
can be en-quired. The memory card allows to save complex layouts, graphics and fonts, which reduces the data transmission
cab printers provide to be monitored and configured with standard
web browsers or FTP clients. Firmware updates or data management on the memory card are easy to handle. By the use of
SNMP- and SMTP clients, status, warning and error messages
are sent via email or SNMP telegram to the network.
abc - Basic Compiler
cab-Network Manager
The cab network administration enables the administrator to
manage all printers connected to one network at the same time.
With a single mouse click different printers can be monitored,
configured or updated with firmware; furthermore PIN codes of
the printers are changed and data on the memory card can be
cab-Card Manager
The cab Basic Compiler is always one step ahead. With an easy
basic programming data is operated or logically combined before they are sent to the printer for further processing. This offers
e.g. the possibility to emulate other printers or to integrate data
strings from barcode readers or scales in printing processes.
All data received is printed in real time.
Database Connector
The cab database connector allows to link up stand-alone printers
via TCP/IP interface to central SQL databases in the network.
Data can be requested, printed and written back during the printing process.
Via RS 232 port the memory card can be administrated fast and
easly. Label layouts, special text fonts, complex graphics or
databases can be up- or downloaded.
Label software
cablabel software for cab printers
The software to create labels
Powerful functions enable the creation
and printing of even complex labels within minutes.
Take advantage of using the multiple
possibilties of cablabel R2.
Perfect labels need optimized text
fonts. cab offers a large number of bitmap and vector fonts. Height and width
of the font can be scaled and the object
can be po-sitioned and arranged. Additional true type fonts can be downloaded to
the memory card.
Most of the country specific codepages
are supported.
cab Windows driver
 cablabel R2 Lite
is equivalent to the previous Advancedversion. You get it - free of charge - with
every cab printer.
 cablabel R2 Pro
Assistant for UCC/EAN 128 barcode.
Allows the collection of printing data
from different data bases.
Wether simple texts, barcodes, graphics
and the connection of databases, cablabel R2 is most flexible - all in 24 languages.
MDI (Multiple Document Interface) helps
to open and handle several labels at the
same time. Objects can be copied, moved and inserted into another label.
Create and print your label with a Windows program for ex. MS Word, Excel,
Access, Works, Corel Draw etc.
Windows printer driver are provided for
Windows 98, ME, 2000, XP, 2003 and
NT 4.0
Mac OS X driver
cablabel R2 provides its own drivers
with individual respond to all different
function of cab printers. This most effective way of communication between
software and printer enables to achieve
perfect results.
Further label Software
cab offers a range of additional label
software (Easylabel, Codesoft, NiceLabel) enabling to program printers, to
print and to apply systems.
For MAC OS X cab offers a CUPS based
printer driver. Please ask us.
Linux driver
For LINUX cab offers also a CUPS
based printer driver.
cablabel R2
Lite Pro
32-Bit Platform compatibility
Languages European Version:
Arabisch, CZ, D, DK, E, F, FIN,
GB/USA, H, I, IL,N, NL, P, PL,
Languages Asian Version :
Chinesisch, EST, J, LV, ROK
Label samples
Online documentationwith
Multi-level Undo
number of levels
1 40
Graphic format import
Color support
 Color graphic reduction
Text art
True Type font
Graphic barcodes
9 37
Native printer barcodes
Hidden (not printable)
Label preview
Graphics preview
Grid view/print
Windows driver support
1 99
Control of printers
Support of net printer
Bi-directional communication to 
the printer
Printing to file
Font Downloader
Database Manager
Access, DBF
Flexible date and time stamping 
Host of date and time with
Date offset
Printing counter
Host counter
Variable graphic images
Free variables
Global files
Decimal value formating
Basic formular
User Input Fields
Text alignment
Set input format
Minimum input length
Selection of default values
Automatic prompt
UCC/EAN 128 and Maxicode 
Delivery program
Transfer printer
art No. Description
5540802 Transfer printer MACH4/200
5540803 Transfer printer MACH4/300
5917909 Numerical PC keyboard USB
5540812 Transfer printer MACH4/200P
5540813 Transfer printer MACH4/300P
Compact PC keyboard USB
Cherry Classic Line G84 4100
5540816 Transfer printer MACH4/600P
5561040 Memory card 256 MB
Compact-Flash Type 1
5540822 Transfer printer MACH4/200C
5540823 Transfer printer MACH4/300C
5540826 Transfer printer MACH4/600C
55408xx.102 Transfer printer MACH4/XXXX with RFID read-write unit
13,56 MHz
Content of delivery: Label printer, power
supply, operation manual, Windows driver,
cablabel R2 Lite, Service manual on CD-ROM
Spare parts
5540882 Print head 4/203
5540883 Print head 4/300
5540884 Print head 4/600
5540862 Driver roller DR4
5561041 WLAN card 802.11 b/g
5954200 Parallel Centronics
5954201 Serial RS422/RS485
5551279 Twinax-Converter
5551280 Coax-Converter
5954191 Label selection box
5550818 Connecting cable RS232 C
9/9-pole, length 3 m
5901616 Connecting cable USB
length 3 m
5901656 Connecting cable USB Mini
length 3 m
without picture
External re-winder ER4/210
Roll diameter 210 mm
Adapter plate ER 4
Label un-winder
Ribbon holder
Database Connector
Network Manager
cab-Card Manager
Label software cablabel R2 Lite
Label software cablabel R2 Pro
The current specifications are according to our technical knowledge. They are
subject to change.
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