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Datamax I-4212
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Datamax-O'Neil DMX I-4212 Printer

The award winning Datamax-O'Neil I-Class is a comprehensive, cost-effective industrial printer, offering reliability and flexibility. With its revolutionary modular design, most Datamax-O'Neil I-Class options are field installable. Datamax-O'Neil I-Class printers are ideal for shipping & receiving, product identification, pharmacy labeling, and asset tracking.

It’s all about value, performance and speed. From desktop to industrial settings, the Datamax-O'Neil I-Class offers excellent design characteristics, engineering superiority and unprecedented performance capabilities to meet your printing demands. Engineered for quality, the foundation of the printer is a precision-crafted die-cast aluminum frame. This durable, yet lightweight, design increases the printer’s longevity and reliability. Easy-to-use features are standard on the Datamax-O'Neil I-Class such as color-coded cues, embossed media loading diagrams, and wide access to the printhead. The unique collapsible ribbon hub makes loading and unloading the media a breeze. I-Class is offered in a wide range of resolutions to cover many applications and has become the standard barcode printer in the industry.

Datamax-O'Neil I-4212 Label Printer Highlights


  • Rugged construction features a gear-driven design and durable die-cast aluminum frame
  • Wide range offering includes 203, 300, 406, and 600dpi resolution models
  • Multi-language menu available in English, Spanish, German, Italian, and French
  • LCD display enables user-friendly printer configuration
  • Field installable options such as cutters, peel & present sensors, and thermal transfer option can be added easily to upgrade a base printer
  • Time-saving media loading features include color-coded cues, embossed media loading diagrams, and collapsible ribbon hub makes loading and unloading a breeze
  • Wide access to the printhead makes the I-Class very easy to maintain; both printhead and platen roller can be changed in less than 5 minutes
  • Connectivity: I-Class printers come standard with bi-directional parallel and high speed serial interfaces for easy integration into any system
  • Software: The I-Class utilizes widely used DPL and supports MCL designer and 123 Print. With the PL-Z and PL-I printer language emulations, users can easily integrate the printer to existing solutions


Datamax-O'Neil I-4208 Printer Options and Accessories

Datamax-O'Neil I-Class printers are offered with a wide variety of options and accessories to meet the needs of many industrial applications. A complete list of options and accessories are available on the partner center. The most commonly used options are listed below:

  Thermal Transfer
A printing method that uses ribbon to produce exceptional image clarity, as compared to most direct thermal media types. The 4-section split-hub design allows for lower torque on narrow ribbons. This option can be used with either coated-side-in or coated-side-out ribbons.
  Peel & Present
An internally "overdriven" design for heavy duty requirements using aggressive adhesive or polyester type media. Minimum label length is 1.5 inches (38 mm).
Plug-and -play: attach the cutter and it is auto detected during power up. The rotary style mechanism is capable of cutting media from 0.0025” to 0.0100” (0.0635mm - 0.254mm) thick, and has a minimum lifespan of 500,000 cuts.
  Internal Rewind
A heavy-duty label rewind option to tightly rewind a partial 5.5" roll of labels and backing onto a 3" diameter core.
  Linear Scanner for I-CLASS Printers
This new design checks every printed barcode label. If unreadable it will automatically void the labels containing failed bar codes. Supports picket fence style bar codes.

Other options offered:

  • Ethernet-Wired LAN 10/100
  • Wireless 802.11b/g
  • ILPC (Hangul, Simplified Chinese, and Kanji) font support
  • I/O expansion card
  • Font expansion card
  • Twinax/Coax interface
  • USB interface
  • RS-422 interface
  • MCL enabled

Datamax-O'Neil I-4212 Printer Popular Industry Applications

I-Class printers have a large installed base in the world and can be used in a wide variety of industrial applications with a range of media compatibility, connectivity, Emulation support, and options including HF-RFID support. I-Class is a perfect solution for industrial manufacturing, transportation & logistics, food & beverage, and pharmaceutical applications.

  Industrial Manufacturing
Manufacturers use I-Class printers for applications throughout their product lines for heavy duty 24x7 mission critical applications. I-Class is used for many applications including Asset tracking, work-in-progress labels, agency labels, and instruction labels to name a few. More Industrial Manufacturing Application Solutions.
  Transportation and Logistics
The transportation and logistics industries use barcode labels in their distribution and warehousing facilities primarily for labeling shipments with critical shipping information. Because every shipment is different, the label printer must be able to handle the high demand with continually changing data. The I-Class is the ideal printer for the requirements in applications such as cross docking, shipping labels, pallet tracking, and in sorting centers. More Transportation & Logistics Application Solutions.
  Food and Beverage
Meat packing and food processing industries use bar code printers 24 hours and 7 days a week. Typical applications are to print high resolution labels, expiration dates, time stamps, product identification, and shipping labels. Many applications require wash down applications where the whole printer is placed inside a custom stainless steel cabinet. More Food & Beverage Application Solutions.
Pharmacies use I-Class printers to print prescription labels. The labels containing critical information for the patient are adhered to the outside of the pill bottle or box of medication. Printing this information rather than hand writing avoids errors and misinterpretation which can lead to serious consequences. Most widely used applications include compliance labels, track & trace, and pick lists. More Pharmaceuticals Application Solutions.



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