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Thermal Printer Series

The T6000e sets the standard for productivity and versatility in fast paced environments where speed, exceptional print quality and advanced features such as RFID are needed.

The T6000e sets a new standard for productivity and versatility.

The T6000e is one of the most versatile printers on the market offering high speed printing, multiple connectivity options and the ability to print and encode on standard and on-metal labels.

Enterprise-Level Productivity


High productivity print speed of 14 ips


High volume printing up to 10,000 labels per day in demanding environments


Compatible with SOTI Connect device management solution


Easy setup for RFID labels and tags with backward compatibility for legacy T6000e applications

Versatility


600 dpi for high-print quality labels (4” model only)


RFID feature prints and encodes on both standard labels and on-metal tags


Nine competitor printer languages with four RFID printer languages


Upgrade kits available with tear and cutter (media handling

Reliability


Solid metal frame construction for reliable operation


Comprehensive WiFi security suite


Intelligent heat management system increases printhead life and improves barcode print quality while reducing operating costs

 

 

T6000e

  • High performance ARM Cortex-A9
  • Die-cast aluminum frame w/metal door
  • Transfer and direct printing
  • 4″ and 6″ model configurations
  • Premium Asian and Andale font support
  • State-of-the-art WiFi connectivity
  • Available in 203 DPI, 300 DPI, 600 DPI
  • 512MB RAM / 128MB Flash Memory
  • 4-32 GB SD memory card capability
  • ENERGY STAR Certified

PRINTING CHARACTERISTICS

  • Printer Memory: 512MB RAM / 128MB Flash
  • Printing Methods: Thermal transfer or Direct thermal
  • Resolution: 203/300/600 DPI
  • Max. Print Speed
  • 14 IPS @ 203 DPI; 12 IPS @ 300 DPI, 6ips @ 600 DPI  [4″ model]
  • 12 IPS @ 203 DPI; 10 IPS @ 300 DPI [6″ model]
  • Max. Print Width:
  • 4.1” (104mm) [4″ model]
  • 6.55” (166mm) [6″ model]

MEDIA SPECIFICATIONS

  • Media Types: Roll or Fan-Fold Labels, Tags, Paper, Film, Tickets
  • Media Thickness: 2.36-11 Mil (0.06″ to 0.268mm)
  • Roll Core Diameter: 1.5″ (37.5mm) to 3.0″ (76mm)
  • Max. Media Roll Diameter: 8.0” (203.2mm)
  • Media Sensing: Gap, Mark
  • Max. Media Length: Up to 99″
  • Media Width:
  • 1.0” (25.4mm) to 4.5” (114.3mm) [4″ model]
  • 2.0” (50.8mm) to 6.8” (172.7mm) [6″ model]
  • Min. Media Length:
  • 0.25” / 1.0″ (Continuous/Tear-Off)
  • 1.0″ (Peel-Off)

RIBBON CHARACTERISTICS

  • Ribbon Type: Wax, Wax/Resin, Resin
  • Coating: Coated side in/out, RFID coated side out only
  • Max. Ribbon Length: 450 Meters
  • Min. Ribbon Width:
  • 1″ (25.4mm) [4″ model]
  • 2″ (50.8mm) [6″ model]
  • Max. Ribbon Width:
  • 4.5″ (114.3mm) [4″ model]
  • 6.8″ (172.7mm) [6″ model]

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS

  • Width:
  • 10.9″ (276.9mm) [4″ model]
  • 14.1″ (358.1mm) [6″ model]
  • Height:
  • 12.3″ (312.4mm) [4″ model]
  • 12.4″ (314.9mm) [6″ model]
  • Depth:
  • 20.3″ (515.6mm)
  • Printer Weight:
  • 33.6 lbs. (14.5Kg) [4″ model]
  • 39 lbs. (17.4Kg) [6″ model]
  • Shipping Weight:
  •  42.6 lbs. (18.6Kg) [4″ model]
  • 48 lbs. (21.5Kg) [6″ model]

PRINTER LANGUAGE

  • IGP Languages: PGL/VGL/ZGL/TGL/IGL/STGL/DGL/IEGL/MGL/EGL
  • Job Control Languages: PJL, XML, and PTX-SETUP
  • Optional Languages:
  • IPDS]
  • PDF Level 1.7, Postscript Level 3

COMMUNICATION & CONNECTIVITY/INTERFACE

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

MEDIA HANDLING MODES

  • Continuous, Tear-Off Strip, Tear-Off
  • Options: Peel-Off, Cut, and Rewind

BARCODE VALIDATION

  • Online Data Validator (ODV): Validates, Grade, Report, and Overstrike barcodes
  • Supports 1D Barcodes (Picket Fence)
  • Compatible with RFID encoding

RFID

  • Radio:  UHF Gen2/ ISO 18000-63 Encoder
  • Antenna:  Fixed Position Antenna
  • Inlays/Tags:  Standard/On-Metal Tags
  • Minimum Label/ Tag Pitch:  0.625in (15mm)
  • On-Metal Tag Thickness:  Up to 1.2mm thick
  • Printer Languages:  PGL, ZGL, STGL, MGL
    Counters Tracks good/overstruck labels/tags

 

OPERATING ENVIRONMENT

  • Operating Temperature:23°F to 140°F (-5 to 40°C)
  • Operating Humidity: 10– 90% RH Non-Condensing
  • Storage Temperature: -40 to 140°F (-40 to 60°C)
  • Storage Humidity: Non-Condensing

POWER REQUIREMENT

  • Line Input: Auto Range 100 – 264 VAC (48 – 62 Hz)

REGULATORY COMPLIANCE

  • Emissions: FCC, CE, CCC
  • Safety: cTUVus, CCC, CE, BIS, BSMI, EAC, KCC, NOM, RCM, S-Mark
  • Environmental: RoHS, WEEE, Energy Star
  • WiFi:  FCC, CE, IC, SRRC
  • RFID: FCC, CE, ANATEL, ICT, KC, MIC, NCC., SRRC, WPC

BARCODE SYMBOLOGIES

  • 1D Barcodes: BC-412, Code 11, Code 39, Code 35, Code 93, Codabar, Code128 Subsets A/B/C, Industrial 2 of 5, Interleave 2 of 5, German I-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, Australian 4-state, FIM, ITF14, TELEPEN, PLANET, USPS Intelligent Mail, LOGMARS
  • 2D Barcodes: PDF-417, MicroPDF-417, Maxicode, DataMatrix, QR Codes, Aztec, GS1 Databar (RSS-14)

FONT, GRAPHIC SUPPORT

  • Graphic Formats: PCX, TIFF, BMP, PNG
  • Font Technologies: Intellifont, TrueType, Unicode
  • Standard Fonts: OCRA, OCRB, Courier, Letter Gothic, CG Times, CG Triumvirate/Bold/Condensed
  • Asian Fonts (Optional SD card): Simplified Chinese, Japanese, and Korean
  • Andale Fonts (Optional SD card): Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, Japanese
  • PDF/ PostScript Level 3: 35 Fonts

REMOTE MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE

  • PrintNet Enterprise Auto ID: Enterprise Grade Remote Management Solution

OPTIONS AND ACCESSORIES

  • WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
  • Parallel Port
  • GPIO
  • TN5250
  • PDF/PostScript
  • IPDS
  • Online Data Validator (ODV)
  • Rewind 4″/6″
  • Heavy Duty Cutter 4″/6″
  • Peel & Present 4″/6″
  • Premium Asian Font Cards
  • Andale Font Cards
  • QCMC (SD Quick Change Memory Card)
  • UHF RFID (US 902-928MHz, EU 866-868MHz)

 

 

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.

Printheads

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, 600 dpi options for 4″ formats. Available in 203 and 300 dpi options for 6″ formats. Use genuine Printronix Thermal Media to double your Printhead warranty.

 

RFID Performance Guarantee

Printronix Auto ID offers a variety of RFID labels that incorporate the latest RFID inlays to support the most common applications. In conjunction with our broad suite of thermal ribbon offerings, Printronix Auto ID RFID labels are designed to work optimally with Printronix Auto ID RFID printer/encoders to assure the highest yield and most reliable RFID printer/encode solution. Genuine Printronix Auto ID RFID labels are guaranteed to perform to your complete satisfaction.

 

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.

ODV-1 Barcode Data Validator

Online Data Validator  (ODV) is an option exclusive to our T6000e and T8000 printers. This unique barcode validation option scans every barcode as it is printed. If a barcode fails, the label is automatically crossed out and a replacement label is printed. The ODV option is available as a kit and can be field installed by an authorized service representative. ODV-2D is for validating 2D barcodes and is not available as a kit for the T6000e.  The T6000e strikes through approximately 1” of the rejected label. To strike though the entire label we recommend buying the ODV-2D.

PrintNet Enterprise

PrintNet Enterprise (PNE) is a remote printer management utility that allows you to easily organize your Printronix printers into a single dashboard  from which you can monitor and control your printers from any networked PC. PNE allows you to remotely download configurations, firmware updates and create reports for an entire fleet of printers. PNE is compatible with all Printronix Auto ID printers and is available at no charge.                        

Connectivity

The T6000 printer comes standard with Serial RS232, USB and Ethernet 10/100 Base T. It can also be ordered with the following communication Interfaces:

– WiFi (802.11a/b/g/n) is compatible with PrintNet Enterprise. It can be can be factory installed or installed in the field by an authorized service representative.

– GPIO Module (General Purpose Input Output) is both hardware and software. The hardware is the actual IO board to be mounted in the printer, and the software is the GPIO Manager which is part of the Printronix PrintNet Enterprise remote management software. The GPIO hardware is a printed circuit board containing optically isolated inputs, outputs and relays. The GPIO software is both a printer resident GPIO event parser and a PC-based GPIO manager that allows the user to define how the general purpose IO hardware should behave for the given application.

– Parallel Port can be used for connecting external devices such as printers or scanners.

Communication

Printronix Auto ID printers include as a standard feature, the industry’s largest selection of emulations including PGL, VGL, ZGL, TGL, IGL, STGL, DGL, IEGL, MGL, EGL.

Additional emulation options include:

– Postscript/PDF – Supports the latest ERP systems and Plug-n-Play with native SAP drivers. This option allows you to expand your operational abilities with a full range of fonts and symbols to easily customize labels.

– IPDS – IBM Intelligent Printer Data Stream.

– Telnet – The TN feature enables your printer to communicate with an IBM host through a network using the 5250/3270 data stream. It also allows you to use an application generated for the coax/twinax emulation to be printed through the network interface.    

RFID Upgrade Kit

RFID can be factory installed when you order the printer or installed at a later date in the field by an authorized representative. The Upgrade Kit allows customers to upgrade their standard 4- or 6-inch T6000e thermal barcode printer to a RFID printer.

Cutter & Cutter Tray

Cutter & Cutter Tray can be ordered with a 4” or 6”  cutter mechanism factory installed or the option can be installed by an authorized service representative at a later date. Once installed, the printer can be configured to automatically cut media after each or a specified number of labels is printed.

Peeler & Rewinder

Peeler/Rewinder is for applications that require on the spot labeling or batch production, the internal rewinder supports Peel-Off and Batch Rewind media handling modes. The printer can be ordered with a 4“or 6”  peeler/rewinder or it can be field installed at a later date by an authorized service representative.

Quick Change Memory Card

QCMC (Quick Change Memory Card) is an additional way to make your printer installation a snap.  The Quick Change Memory Card (QCMC) stores your printer’s configuration and network setting that allows you to easily install new printers and if a printer ever fails, allow easy change out to a new printer by your operator.  

 

How is the T6000e positioned within the Printronix thermal printer portfolio?

The T6000e is an enterprise-class mid-range industrial thermal printer for demanding, offering extensive features and capabilities, designed to meet the requirements of mission critical applications.

What sets the T6000e apart from other brands of midrange industrial thermal barcode printers on the market?

T6000e sets a new standard for productivity and versatility where speed, exceptional print quality and advanced features such as RFID are needed. The T6000e was designed and tested to a high mean time between failure (MTBF) standard, continuing Printronix reputation for offering high reliability products

What are some of the T6000e key features?

  • High Performance Productivity
    • Print speed up to 14ips
    • Fast time-to-first-print
    • High volume capability at 10,000 labels per day
  • Ultimate Flexibility
    • Print Resolution: 203, 300 and 600 dpi to perfectly match your application
    • Enterprise-level Connectivity with best in industry connectivity & WiFi security
    • Advanced UHF RFID with support for on-metal and standard RFID labels and tags
    • Printronix System Architecture supporting for nine competitor printer languages
    • Simplified printer installation & operation
    • Remote printer management using the free PrintNet Enterprise application
  • Ultimate Reliability
    • Solid metal-framed construction
    • Operates in wide temperature range -5degC to +40degC
    • High MTBF at 16,000hrs

What are the target applications for the T6000e?

The T6000 attributes make it ideal for various applications. The following are some representative examples:

  • Supply Chain and Logistics: Carton/case/pallet labeling, cross-docking, shipping/receiving, pick and pack, asset tracking (RFID), barcode verification (ODV)
  • Manufacturing: Product / item / totes / carton labeling, parts inventory tracking, asset management (RFID), barcode quality (ODV)
  • Retail: Vendor supply chain inventory, apparel labeling / relabeling, shelf labels, retail item level tagging (RFID), compliance fine avoidance (ODV)
  • Healthcare: Medical supply chain / product labeling, Laboratories / nursing stations, medical supplies / asset tracking (RFID), barcode quality (ODV)
  • Food/Agriculture: Produce case and pallet labeling, Meat pack and carton labeling, Barcode quality (ODV)
  • Service Yard: Pipe markers (On-metal RFID), Cable markers (On-metal RFID)

 

What are the key differences between the T6000 and the T6000e?

The T6000e offers 600 dpi printing on the 4” printer, and UHF RFID with both and internal and external antenna supporting standard and on-metal RFID labels and tags. The T6000e 6” printer is offers UHF RFID with an external antenna. Both models now support USB host.

 

Is the T6000e compatible with the T6000?

T6000e is 100% form, fit, function compatible with the T6000, including at the application level, assuring easy migration.

 

Are the Printer Part Numbers the same?

The SPNs (Smart Part Numbers) have an added “E”. For example:

T6000: T62X4-1100-00     T6000e: T6E2X4-1100-00

The option number structures are the same.

Are the Major Assemblies the same?

It varies by assembly:

  • Printheads: New*
  • Field Kits: Same (except new 4in peel/rewind kit**)
  • Controller: New* (due to USB host)
  • Control Panel: New*
  • Enclosure: Same (except rear panel USB host connector)
  • RFID Encoder: New*
  • ODV: Same

* Not forwards / backwards compatible

** Forwards / backwards compatible

Is the T6000 and T6000e software the same?

While the T6000e uses the same code base, the builds are different and are not backwards/forward compatible.

If someone tries to load the wrong code into either T6000 or T6000e the error will be detected, and process aborted.

Can I upgrade a standard (non-RFID) T6000e to RFID?

It is possible to upgrade the T6000e 4in standard printer but with the internal antenna only and with limited backup and overstrike.

What configurations are available on the T6000e?

Please refer to the matrix below for the details.

T6000e Base Options 4” Options 6”
Tear (standard) x x
Peel/Rewind x* x
Batch/Rewind x* x
Cutter x x
ODV1D x x
ODV1D+RFID x* x
     
     
T6000e RFID Options  4” Options 6”
Tear (standard) x x
Peel/Rewind x x
Batch/Rewind x x
Cutter x x
ODV1D x x

 

Can I swap the printhead directly?

The printheads are interchangeable for all the available resolutions listed below. The printer can automatically detect the printhead change.

  • 4” model: 203, 300 and 600 dpi
  • 6” model: 203 and 300 dpi

Do I need a tool to replace the printhead?

No, the printhead replacement is a simple process that requires no tools.

What are the standard and optional communication interface ports?

Standard Interfaces: Serial, USB host/device and Ethernet.

Optional Interfaces: Wireless 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, GPIO, and parallel

Can I upgrade my printer with WiFi, GPIO and Parallel interface options in the field?

Yes! They can be installed as field kits

How do I configure the T6000e?

For loading media, ribbon, and label calibration there is a media loading diagram in the media cover.

I am currently using a printer from one of your competitors. Can the T6000e replace my printer and plug-and-play without additional effort and cost?

The T6000e supports emulations for most major competitor printers; Zebra, Datamax, Sato, Toshiba TEC, Intermec, Avery Denison (Monarch), Eltron, and IER. These emulations have been used on multiple Printronix products and proven to be very robust. No additional software needs to be purchased or loaded. The T6000e comes with these emulations already installed.

Does Printronix offer supplies for the T6000e?

Printronix Auto ID has a complete printer supplies offering designed to work optimally with the T6000e. For more information, check the media-supplies section on our website.

Where can I download the printer manuals?

The T6000e 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).

For Direct Thermal applications: printheads are warranted 180 days from shipment or 1 million linear inches (whichever comes first

What is the warranty on the T6000e printer?

The T6000e comes standard with a 1-Year Return to Depot warranty. Extended warranty packages are available. Please contact your Printronix Auto ID Territory Account Manager for more information.

Use the front panel and select: Settings > Configs > Load Config > Factory.

What RFID labels are supported on the T6000e?  

The T6000e supports a wide range of standard UHF EPCglobal Gen2 RFID labels and On-Metal RFID tags. Printronix posts a list of validated labels and tags on the RFID Support page of printronixautoid.com website. This list is constantly undated as new RFID inlays and tags become available on the market and are validated on Printronix printers in the RFID Label and Tag test lab.

Does the T6000e support HF RFID labels?

The T6000e only supports UHF EPCglobal Gen2 (ISO18000-63) RFID labels and tags.

What are on-metal tags?

On-metal tags (sometimes called metal-mount or anti-metal tags) are RFID tags that are designed to operate on devices made of metal. The physical properties of metal serve to reflect RF signals and so a standard RFID label would be completely undetectable by an RFID reader.

On-metal tags are typically constructed with a thin foam insulator to provide a space between the metal surface and the RFID inlay. On-metal tags are available in several constructions and the ones used with printers are typically up to 1mm thick due to the foam insulator. They also should include a “bridge” between the individual tags to ensure smooth transport through the print station.

What types of on-metal tags are supported on the T6000e?

Unlike most thermal printers on the market today, the T6000e was designed from the ground up to support a variety of on-metal tags up to 1.2mm thick. Printronix posts a list of validated on-metal tags on the RFID Support page of printronixautoid.com website. This is constantly undated as new tags become available on the market and are validated on our printers in our RFID Label and Tag test lab.

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

The T6000e RFID printer has an RFID label calibration feature in the RFID menu which makes it very easy to setup the printer for both standard RFID and on-metal RFID labels. The calibration process feeds 3-4 labels to determine the optimal encoding position and RF power levels. For details about this process, please check the RFID Labeling Reference Manual on the printronixautoid.com support section.

I am currently using an RFID printer from one of your competitors. Can the T6000e RFID replace my printer and plug-and-play without additional effort and cost?

Apart from the Printronix PGL RFID command set, the T6000e RFID printer also supports RFID printer commands for Zebra, Sato, and Avery Denison (Monarch). This makes the T6000e RFID printer easy to integrate into existing applications. Check the printronixautoid.com website support section for the individual programming manuals which document the commands supported.

Apart from the Printronix PGL RFID command set, the T6000e RFID printer also supports RFID printer commands for Zebra, Sato, and Avery Denison (Monarch). This makes the T6000e RFID printer easy to integrate into existing applications. Check the printronixautoid.com website support section for the individual programming manuals which document the commands supported.

 

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