E-Class Mark III
Desktop Barcode Printers
features at a glance
• Easy Loading - The horizontal split cabinet
with a rear hinge allows for easy ribbon
and label loading.
• Rugged Construction - Double wall
construction and concentric hinges provide
rugged structural integrity.
• Wrap around media window - Allows
operator to visually verify the media
level without interrupting the printing
• S afe from spills –The sealed user interface
The E-Class Mark III is a family of compact desktop thermal printers that are
designed for a wide variety of industries and applications that require a reliable and
cost effective barcode printer. Datamax-O’Neil applied its industrial printer expertise
to provide customers with an entry level printer that has the features and reliability
normally found in more expensive printers. The E-Class Mark III is affordable to own,
easy to use and economical to operate.
We’ve made the E-Class Mark III easy to use with quick loading media and an
interactive LCD screen. Users will also notice a substantial reduction in their
daily operational costs thanks to the E-Class Mark III’s larger media and ribbon
roll capacity. The E-Class Mark III is one of the best values on the market. It is
competitively priced with a proven design and reliable performance that will
continue to operate long after other printers have failed.
Why pay for features you don’t need? The E-Class is available in four distinct models
that offer the features necessary to meet the broadest range of customer
requirements. A breakdown of features for each model is provided in the table on
the next page.
popular applications
panel is sealed to prevent liquids and
debris from damaging the sensitive user
• L owered Ribbon Costs – Larger one-inch
core standardized ribbons cost less than
the typical smaller desktop ribbons.
Product Labels
• Repairs Tracking
• Agency Labels
• Instructions
Postal Service
Item Labels
Shelf Tags
• Specials and Talkers
• Returns Labeling/Tagging
Shipping Labels
Parcel Routing
• Delivery Management
Specimen Tracking
• Records Labeling
• Patient ID Wristbands
• Asset Identification
• Pharmacy
• L arge Media Roll - Reduce interruptions
and increase up time with larger media
capacity on the Professional + model.
• Internal Fan Fold Stack - Protects media
from the environment and eliminates curl
on the Professional + model.
• E asy Serviceability – No tools or experience
required to replace the most critical parts,
the printhead and platen roller.
• L arge Graphical Display – Allows for quick
and easy changes and provides visual
status indication (Professional models only).
ptional Wireless – 802.11 a/b/g and
Bluetooth communication makes it easy to
share, manage, and place printers where
you need them (Professional models only).
attery Pack – Go mobile with the long
lasting MPU-400 battery pack accessory.
your benefits
ffordable to Own - The E-Class
Mark III was carefully designed to
maximize your investment value
by offering a competitive purchase price,
double walled construction for increased
durability and a proven design for long term
Easy to Use - The E-Class Mark III
makes it easy to replace existing
printers or install new ones with
popular language emulations included with
each printer and a selection of connectivity
options. Users will appreciate the easy-to-use
LCD screen and quick loading media/ribbon.
Economical to Operate - The
E-Class Mark III reduces daily
operational costs by minimizing
power consumption, and reducing the costs
associated with printer consumables such as
labels and ribbons.
Did you know?
Using quality labels and paper can
significantly prolong the life of your
printhead. Datamax-O’Neil offers a wide
variety of high quality media for its printers
including custom and stock labels and
receipts, ticketing media, and cleaning
products. When you choose DatamaxO’Neil, you receive a proven commitment to
superior quality. Quality that results
in performance and
product specifications
The Basic model meets the needs
of the most popular barcoding
applications. USB and serial
ports are included as standard
features. Optional 300dpi,
thermal transfer and label peeler
are also available.
The Advanced model is
for applications that need
networking communications,
faster print speed, or special
media compatibility. The
Advanced model includes all
the features and options of the
Basic, plus it includes parallel and
Ethernet communications ports,
a positionable media indexing
sensor and prints at up to
5 inches per second.
The Professional model is for
sophisticated applications
that require a higher level of
interface capabilities, higher
performance, and wireless
communications. It features
a graphical display with a
navigational menu interface, real
time clock, audible alarm, USB
host connectivity, faster print
speed, and optional wireless LAN
and Bluetooth communications.
The Professional + (plus) model
is for applications that require
a large internal media capacity.
The Professional + has all the
features of the Professional,
including a large internal roll,
internal fan folded media, and
an optional cabinet lock.
E-4204B (203dpi)
E-4304B (300dpi)
E-4205A (203dpi)
E-4305A (300dpi)
E-4206P (203dpi)
E-4305P (300dpi)
E-4206L (203dpi)
E-4305L (300dpi)
USB 2.0
Serial RS232
Parallel Bi-directional
10/100 BaseT Ethernet
USB 2.0
USB Host
Serial RS232
802.11 a/b/g Wireless LAN (optional)
Parallel Bi-directional Bluetooth® v2.0 (optional)
10/100 BaseT Ethernet
Communication Options
USB 2.0
Serial RS232
8.01”w x 7.36”h x 11.10”d (203.5mm x187mm x 282mm)
8.01”w x 9.56”h x 14”d
(203.5mm x 243mm x 356mm)
5.25 lbs (2.4 kg)
7.7 lbs (3.5 kg)
4ips (101mm/s)
5ips (127mm/s)
6ips (152mm/s) @ 203dpi; 5 ips (127mm/s) @ 300dpi
Maximum Print Width
4.25” (108 mm) @ 203dpi (8 dots/mm); 4.16”(106 mm) @ 300dpi (12 dots/mm)
Maximum Media Roll Diameter
5” (127 mm)
7.2” (183 mm)
Media Core Diameter
Min: 1” (25 mm) / Max: 1.5” (38 mm)
Min: 1” (25 mm) / Max: 3” (76 mm)
64MB Flash / 16MB DRAM
64MB Flash / 32MB DRAM
Power Source Options/Accessories
Fitted Lower Enclosure for Power Converter (optional)
Fitted Lower Enclosure for Power Converter & Battery Pack (accessory)
Does not attach to cabinet
Two Light Indicators with 3 Colors
Two Light Indicators with 3 Colors
Monochrome Multi-Line Graphical Display
Configuration Menu System
Audible Alert
Real Time Clock
key benefits
3 Dimensions of Value
Value is more than just the purchase price of a product. It is a balance between cost, features and sustainability. We call this the 3 Dimensions of Value. The E-Class Mark III incorporates all these dimensions. It is affordable to own,
easy to use and economical to operate.
Affordable to Own
Competitive Purchase Price
The E-Class Mark III is priced lower
than other printers in its category.
Durable Construction
We’ve utilized proven designs and
rugged double wall construction
to ensure that your printer will last
longer than other printers on the
Easy to Use
Change Media Faster and Less Often
Media rolls are easy to change and
the ribbon rolls are 3 times larger so
you do it less often.
Simple to Operate
The E-Class Mark III includes easyto-use controls and the Professional
models include a large graphic
Economical to Operate
Minimize Power Consumption
The E-Class Mark III has a stationary
printhead that only heats the exact
dots needed saving you energy.
Lower Material Cost
Unlike most small desktop printers,
the E-Class Mark III uses economical,
high capacity ribbons that effectively
pay for the printer.
Reliable Performance
Unlike ink jet and laser printers, the
E-Class Mark III is designed to handle
sticky labels reliably and does not require
constant cleaning and servicing.
Low Maintenance
Aside from the printhead and platen
roller, the E-Class Mark III has a relatively
small number of moving parts to wear out
and will save you money in repairs.
Easy to Install
Installation is easy with a variety of
wired and wireless communication
options, Windows® drivers and factory/
dealer level resets.
Language Emulation Operating System
The printer’s operating system
understands many printer languages
so system integration does not require
programming changes.
Reduce Material Waste
Unlike laser or inkjet printers that
waste media, the E-Class Mark III
prints individual labels, allowing you
to print exactly what you need so there
are never any unprinted labels to throw
Did you know?
Datamax-O’Neil Extended Warranties provide the coverage you’ve been seeking for the worry-free operation of your
printer long after the original warranty period has expired. Extended Warranties include quick response times, a variety of
comprehensive options and a broad choice of contract duration options. (not available in all countries)
product specifications
print technology
media compatibility
• Barcodes:
– Linear: Code 3 of 9, UPC-A, UPC-E,
Interleaved 2 of 5 (I 2 of 5), Code 128,
EAN-13, EAN-8, HBIC, Codabar, Interleaved
2 of 5 with a module 10 checksum,
Plessey, Interleaved 2 of 5 with a module 10
checksum & shipping bearer bars, 2 digit
UPC addendum, 5 digit UPC addendum,
Code 93, Postnet, UCC/EAN Code 128,
K-Mart NON EDI barcode, Telepen
– 2D Symbologies: UPS MaxiCode, FIM,
PDF-417, DataMatrix, QR Code, Aztec,
Code 128 with auto Subset Switching, GS1
Databar (replaced RSS), TCIF Linked Bar
Code 3 of 9 (TLC39), MicroPDF 417
• Resident fonts:
– Ten alphanumeric fonts from 0.08” to 0.25”
(2mm to 6mm) including OCR-A, OCR-B,
CG Triumvirate™ smooth font from AGFA®
• Downloadable font types:
– True-Type, AGFA® Intellifont™, Bitmap
• Character set:
– Modified IBM® Code Page 850; includes
characters for English and most European,
Scandinavian and Spanish speaking
– 50 Resident code pages
• Font expansion/rotation:
– All fonts expandable vertically and
horizontally up to 24x; fonts and graphics
can be printed in four directions: 0°, 90°,
180° and 270°s
• Graphics supported:
– .PCX, .BMP, .IMG format files
• Reversible field/mirror image:
– Any font or graphic field can be printed as a
normal or reverse image
• Label/tag roll:
– Width range: 0.75” – 4.40” (19 – 112mm)
– Thickness range: 0.0025” - 0.01” (0.06 0.25mm)
– Winding: wound in or out
• Ribbons:
– Maximum outside diameter: 2.6” (65mm)
– Core diameters: 0.5” (13mm) or
1” (25mm) - requires provided adaptors
– Minimum core widths: 4.3” (109mm) for
0.5”diameter or 1” (25mm) for 1”diameter
– Maximum core width: 4.3” (109mm)
– Width range: 1” – 4.3” (25mm – 109mm)
– Winding: coated side in (CSI) or coated side
out (CSO)
• Index Sensor Range:
– Transmissive (top and bottom sensor
combination): gap, hole or notch
» Basic: 0.19” (5mm) right of CL
» Adv/Pro/Pro+: 1.65” (42mm) left of CL to 1.33” (34mm) right of CL
– Reflective (bottom sensor only) bar, hole or
» Basic: 0.19” (5mm) right of CL
» Adv/Pro/Pro+: 2.28” (58mm) left of CL to
1.33” (34mm) right of CL
• Internal fanfold stack (Pro+ models only):
– Maximum depth: 6.5” (165mm)
– Maximum height: 5.3” (135mm)
– Maximum width: 4.25” (108mm)
Printer type:
– Direct thermal; optional thermal transfer
Print length range:
– 0.375” - 99” (9.5mm - 2514mm)
– 203 dpi (8 dots/mm)
– Optional 300 dpi (12 dots/mm)
physical characteristic
• Color:
– Pantone® warm gray
• Operating temperature:
40°F to 95°F (4°C to 35°C)
• Construction:
– Split case with rear concentric hinge
– Double walled high strength thermoplastic
– Clear wrap around media window
• Power source:
– Auto-ranging power converter
• Communication Ports:
Basic Adv
Serial RS232
USB 2.0
Parallel Bi-directional
10/100 BaseT Ethernet
USB Host
802.11 a/b/g
Bluetooth® v2.0
• 802.11 a/b/g:
– Network standard: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g
– Wireless access modes: Infrastructure and
– Security Protocols:
agency approval
– Network support: DHCP, TCP/IP, UDP, DNS,
• Software:
– NETira CT: Configuration tool (Professsional
models only)
– DMX Config: Printer configuration tool
(Basic and Advanced models only)
– DMX Net Manager: Networked printer
management tool (Advanced models only)
– Embedded Configurator: Resident printer
configuration tool
– Drivers: Windows® XP, Windows® Vista,
Windows® NT
• Firmware:
– Updates: Available online
– Universal Printer Command Language Support:
Contact sales representative for the most current
approval list
• Printer*: 1 year (including platen roller and
installed options)
• Printhead*: 1 year or 1,000,000 inches
whichever comes first
• Contact sales representative for extended
warranty options
*when used with approved supplies
Battery pack
External rewinder
Auto Loading Chute (not available for Pro+)
External media (large roll) holder Security Kit - Cabinet Lock and Tethering Point
(Pro+ only)
• Thermal transfer (includes 1” ribbon adaptors)
• High resolution (300 dpi)
• Wireless LAN field installable (Professional
models only)
• Bluetooth® v2.0 field installable (Professional
models only)
• Label (peeler) Dispenser w/Sensor field
• Cutter w/Sensor field installable (Not available on
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