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An Enterprise Level Desktop Printer with high performance features including RFID

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The T800 is a high-performance, thermal desktop printer with enterprise-level productivity, dependable performance and high-end features such as RFID and WiFi.

The T800 is Printronix’s first desktop printer to incorporate its renowned Printronix System Architecture (PSA) and includes a full suite of labor-saving features and printer management tools for easy day-to-day operations.

Enterprise-Level Productivity

Fast print speed of 8 ips and a duty cycle of over 1,000 labels per day

Easy to operate with 300 meter ribbons for fewer ribbon changes

Versatile Features

Optional RFID capability with adjustable antenna and auto calibration.

Enterprise level communication options including WiFi, Bluetooth and USB

Compatible with PrintNet Enterprise (PNE) printer management tool

Dependable Performance

Solid double-wall, clamshell construction to meet the needs of the busiest desktop environment

Built on proven Printronix system Architecture (PSA)


    • High performance ARM Cortex-A7
    • Available in 203 DPI and 300 DPI
    • Re-enforced plastic enclosure
    • 128MB RAM / 128MB Flash Memory
    • Transfer and direct printing
    • Color 3.5in LCD nine-key control panel
    • Four-inch print width
    • 4-32 GB SD memory card capability
    • Printronix Systems Architecture (PSA)
    • Ethernet 10/100 BaseT (Standard)
    • WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (Option)
    • Bluetooth 4.2 (Option)
    • Premium Asian Fonts (Option)
    • On-Pitch RFID, multi-position antenna
    • ENERGY STAR Certified



    • Max Print Speed: 8 IPS @ 203 DPI / 6 IPS @ 300 DPI
    • Print Method: DirectThermal / Thermal Transfer
    • Resolution: 203 DPI or 300 DPI
    • Max. Print Width: 4.1” (104mm)
    • Printer Memory: 128MB RAM / 128MB Flash


    • Ribbon Type: Wax, Wax/Resin, Resin
    • Min. Ribbon Width: 1.0″ (25.4mm)
    • Max. Ribbon Width: 4.33″ (110mm)
    • Max. Ribbon Length: 300 Meters
    • Ribbon Core Diameter: 0.5 (12.7mm), 1.0″ (25.4mm)


    • Media Type: Roll or Fan-Fold Labels, Tags, Paper, Film, Tickets
    • Min. Media Width: 0.79” (20mm)
    • Max. Media Width: 4.4” (112mm)
    • Min. Media Length: Continuous 0.25”, Tear-Off / Peel-Off 1.0”
    • Max. Media Length: Up to 50”
    • Media Thickness: 0.00236” (0.06mm) to 0.00784” (0.19mm)
    • Media Roll Core Diameter: 1.0″ (25.4mm), 1.5” (38mm)
    • Max. Media Roll Diameter: 5.0″ (127mm)
    • Media Sensing: Gap, Mark


    • Standard: Continuous, Tear-Off Strip
    • Options: Peel-Off, Cut


    • Width: 8.3″ (210mm)
    • Height: 7.5″(190mm)
    • Depth: 11.2″(285mm)
    • Printer Weight: 6.79 lbs.(2.9Kg)
    • Shipping Weight: 9.47 lbs.(4.3Kg)


    • Printer Languages (Native / Competitor): PGL/VGL/ZGL/TGL/IGL/STGL/DGL/IEGL/MGL/EGL

    • Legacy Line Printer Emulations: P-Series / XQ, Proprinter, Serial Matrix, Epson FX
    • Job Control Languages: PJL, XML, and PTX-SETUPPrinter Languages: EPL, ZPL, ZPL2


    • Standard Interface: I/O:Serial RS232, USB Device (Type B), USB Host (Type A)
      and Ethernet 10/100Base T
    • Optional Interface I/O: WiFi (802.11a/b/g/n/ac) Bluetooth 4.2
    • WiFi Security: WPA / WPA2 Personal / Enterprise (TKIP)(AES/CCMP)
    • WiFi Security Extensions: EAP-PEAP, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS PEAPv0 / MS-CHAPv2, LEAP


    • Radio:  UHF EPC Gen2 V2 / ISO18000-6C
    • Antenna: Multi position RFID Antenna
    • Inlays:  On-Pitch label to 0.625 in (depending on inlay), RFID
      label calibration
    • Languages:  PGL, ZPL, STGL, MGL
    • Counters: Tracks good / overstruck labels


    • Operating Temperature 40 to 104°F (5 to 40°C)
    • Operating Humidity 25-85% Non-Condensing
    • Storage Temperature -40 to 140°F (-40 to +60°C)
    • Storage Humidity 10 – 90% Non-Condensing


    • Line Input Auto Range 100 – 240 VAC (48 – 62 Hz)


    • Emissions: FCC, CE, IC, CCC, KC
    • Safety: cTUVus, CE, IC, EAC, SMARK, NOM, CCC, KC, BIS, BSMI
    • Environmental: RoHS, WEEE, Energy Star 2.0
    • WiFi/BT: FFC, IC, CE, CCC
    • Energy Savings: Energy Star 2.0


    • 1D Barcodes:BC-412, Code 11, Code 39, Code35, Code 93, Codabar,
      Code 128 Subsets A/B/C, Industrial 2 of 5, Interleave
      2 of 5, German 1-2/5, EAN-8, EAN-13, UCC/EAN-128,
      UPC-A, UPC-E, UPCSHIP, UPS 11, MSI, Matrix 2 of 5,
      PLESSEY, POSTNET, 4-state PostBar, Austrailian 4-state,
      FIM, ITF14, TELEPEN, PLANET, USPS Intelligent Mail,
    • 2D Barcodes: PDF-417, MicroPDF-417, Maxicode, DataMatrix,
      QR Codes, Aztec, GS1 Databar (RSS-14)


    • Graphic Formats: PCX, TIFF, BMP, PNG
    • Font Technologies Intellifont, TrueType, Unicode
    • Standard Fonts: OCRA, OCRB, Courier, Letter Gothic, CG Times, CG
    • Premium Asian Fonts (SD card) Simplified Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Thai
    • Andale Asian Fonts (SD card)


    • PrintNet Enterprise Enterprise Grade Remote Management Solution


    • WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
    • UHF RFID (US 902-928MHz, EU 866-868MHz)
    • Bluetooth 4.2
    • Premium Asian Font Cards (SD Card)
    • Cutter
    • External 3in Supply Roll Dispenser
    • Peeler
    • QCMC (Quick Change Memory Card) (SD-Card)


Thermal Barcode Media

The best printing solution is achieved when the printer, ribbon, and media are matched to the application requirements. The use of Genuine Printronix Thermal Media will ensure image quality, consistent bar code or RFID tag performance, and optimum application output required for today’s production environments.

Thermal Transfer Ribbons

Genuine Printronix Thermal Transfer Ribbons used in a thermal or RFID printer are a critical element of the printing system. It’s design, specification and selection are of the utmost importance in maintaining the integrity of the printer and the application. Printronix, with its years of experience in the design of printers and their applications, promises that you will receive the exact material required to maximize the performance of your Printronix printer.


Printronix Printheads are engineered to optimize performance of your Printronix printer. Designed to be end-user replaceable; our easy to install printheads ensures a quick replacement, reducing downtime and minimizing operating costs. Available in 203 & 300 dpi options for 4″ and 6″ formats. Use genuine Printronix Thermal Media to double your Printhead warranty.

Cleaning Supplies

Printronix offers a complete line of cleaning supplies to keep your printer operating at maximum efficiency. Cleaning supplies include cleaning cards, swabs, pens and wipes.


Along with the standard  Serial RS232, USB Device, USB Host and Ethernet 10/100 Base T communication interfaces, the T800 may be ordered with one or both of  the following wireless options: WiFi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac) and Bluetooth 4.2. These optional interfaces are factory-only options.

Peel Off

The Peel-Off accessory allows for labels to be dispensed from the label carrier liner after printing. This option may be ordered factory installed, or can be installed by an authorized service representative at a later date.


RFID must be added when the printer is ordered. Includes auto-calibration and adjustable antenna


The Cutter accessory allows for individual labels or a strip of labels to be cut after printing. This option may be ordered factory installed, or can be installed by an authorized service representative at a later date.

How is the T800 positioned within the Printronix Auto ID thermal printer portfolio?

The T800 is a ground-up design and positioned as a high-end desktop thermal printer. With the PSA capability, it complements the Printronix industrial-class products but in a compact, affordable model.

What sets the T800 apart from other desktop thermal barcode printers in the market?

The T800 is targeted for enterprise applications that demand high productivity, flexibility, and dependability

  • Productivity: High speed, long ribbons, and easy use makes the T800 one of the most productive desktop printers available.
  • Versatility: Compact design, large emulation suite, extensive interfaces, and flexible RFID enables a diverse set of applications.
  • Dependability: Rugged double-wall clamshell construction withstands demanding printing environments.

What are the target applications for the T800?

There are a wide variety of applications and markets for desktop printers. The T800 will focus on end user applications that require the reliability and functionality of a Printronix Auto ID Printer:

  • Transportation and logistics: Shipping/receiving, cross-docking, pick and pack
  • Manufacturing: Product / item labels, carton labels
  • Retail: Apparel, durable goods, shelf labels
  • Healthcare: Nursing stations, laboratories, pharmacy

What configurations are available on the T800?

There are two configurations – non-RFID and RFID. Both can be ordered with either 203dpi or 300dpi printheads. All configurations come standard with Ethernet, USB Device 2.0, USB Host 2.0, and serial.

Can I swap the printhead from 203dpi to 300 dpi?

The printheads are interchangeable.

Do I need a tool to replace the printhead?

You need a #1 Philips screwdriver to remove the printhead

What options are available with the T800?

There are two host interface options: WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth 4.2.
Both peeler and cutter options are available as both a factory and field kits.

Can I upgrade my non-RFID T800 printer with RFID in the field?

It is a factory only option

How do I configure the T800?

For loading media, ribbon, and label calibration, “How-to Videos” are available on the support section of our website, along with manuals.
If you are familiar with the T6000 and T8000 you will instantly recognize that the control panel keypad layout and menu structure are the same on the T800.

How do I calibrate the labels?

The control panel printer setup wizard provides an easy-to-follow calibration process. The Settings menu allows you to select the Gap/Mark sensor to match the type of media installed. In addition, you can set the printer to do an Auto Calibrate at power up or when the pivoting deck has opened and closed. In all cases the printer will advance a few labels and calibrate the sensors so that they will detect top-of-form.

What RFID labels are supported?

The T800 supports a wide range of UHF inlays and labels. Check the support section of our website for a sample listing.

How easy is it setup the printer for different RFID labels?

The T800 has an RFID label calibration feature in the RFID menu which makes it very easy to setup the printer for different RFID labels. The calibration process feeds three labels to determine the optimal encoding position and power levels.

I am currently using a printer from one of your competitors. Can the T800 replace my printer and plug-and-play without additional effort and cost?

The T800 supports emulations for most major competitor printers; Zebra, Datamax, Sato, Toshiba Tec, Intermec, and more. These emulations have been used on multiple Printronix products and proven to be very robust.

Does Printronix offer consumables for the T800?

Printronix Auto ID has a complete printer supplies offering designed to work optimally with the T800. For more information, check the media-supplies section on our website.

Where can I download the printer manuals?

The T800 Manuals are available on the Printronix Auto ID website in the support section.

How long will the printhead last?

For Thermal Transfer applications: printheads are warranted 180 days from shipment or 2 million linear inches (whichever comes first).

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