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SmartLine SL5000r RFID
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Printronix SmartLine SL5000r RFID Smart Label Printers

Printronix SL5000r thermal bar code printer has been replaced by the Printronix SL5000r Energy Star Printer Based on the 5r Multi-Technology Platform and patented MP2™ RFID Smart encoding technology, the SL5000r™ ENERGY STAR MP2 delivers true Gen 2 encoding designed to EPCglobal Gen 2 specifications.


The Printronix SL5000r is the next generation family of RFID printers. These printers feature Printronix 5r leadership-by-design and RFID Smart encoding technology to address a wide range of applications and global frequency requirements.

Printronix SmartLine SL5000r Features and Benefits

The SL5000r family of RFID printers offer multi-protocol capabilities that support EPCglobal Class 0, 0+, 1, Gen 2* and Philips 1.19 standards and global frequency requirements.

The widest range of thermal printer emulations allows for easy consolidation of multiple thermal printer brands reducing maintenance costs and configuration time.

PowerPC controller and new high-performance 5r driver deliver industry-leading throughput for more efficient applications.

The SL5000r RFID printers are compatible with EPCglobal Class 1 Gen 2* smart labels via a free firmware update.

All SL5000r printers feature intelligent RFID tag management that identifies and overstrikes substandard RFID smart labels preventing them from entering your supply chain.

Additional Features

  • Integrated RFID UHF encoder meets global frequency standards
  • Smart Label encoding, validation and overstrike capability
  • Intelligent media detection saves expensive RFID smart labels by flashing a warning when RFID media is present but no RFID command is in the data stream
  • PGL, ZPL and SATO RFID programming language support
  • Unique dual motor ribbon system eliminates clutch replacement and ribbon wrinkle
  • Snap-in print head allows operator to easily replace print heads and change from 203 dpi to 300 dpi printing without firmware or software changes
  • Wireless/Ethernet option provides real-time data access and local printing flexibility
  • Online Data Validation option offers a complete bar code/RFID compliant solution
  • Printronix PrintNet Enterprise option provides instantaneous visibility to every network printer and allows simultaneous configuration and management of an unlimited number of Printronix printers
  • GGreater ribbon capacity eliminates frequent attention and disruption to workflow

Printronix SmartLine SL5000r Asset Protection

The Printronix SL5000r smart label printers provide RFID solutions compliant to todays standards and compatible for growth to expand to tomorrows needs. Built on the 5r Multi-Technology Platform, the SL5000r offers a foundation for protocol upgradeability such as expansion to EPCglobal capabilities via firmware upgrades, including future upgrades to allow EPCglobal 1 Gen 2 compatibility. To offer global compliance, these printers can be switched to other regional frequencies via a global upgrade kit.

Printronix SmartLine SL5000r Specifications

Printing Characteristics

Print Speed
SL5204r-4": 10ips @ 203dpi (254mm/sec)
SL5304r-4": 8ips @ 300dpi (203mm/sec)

Printing Methods
Thermal transfer or direct thermal

203/300dpi (operator interchangeable)

Printable Width
4.1" max (104mm)

RFID Encoding Modes

Operating Modes
Write/Verify/Print - write RFID data to tag and verifies contents are written correctly, while also printing the desired image

Error Handling Modes
Overstrike- when a bad RFID tag is detected, overstrikes label and applies the data to the next label
Stop- when a bad tag is detected, stops the printer to allow for user intervention

Statistics Tracking
Tracks number of tags written to and number of bad tags detected

Media Handling Characteristics

Individual label tear-off

Tear-Off Strip
Label strips tear-off

Labels print continuously

Label cut to length

Label peel and present
(peel-off mode requires rewind option)

Media Handling Options

Required for peel and present. Not recommended for batch rewind of RFID labels

Cutter Kit
Cuts labels after printing specified number of labels

Media Compatibility

Media Types
Roll or fanfold
Labels, tags and tickets
Paper, film or synthetic stock
Thermal Transfer or Direct Thermal

Media Width
1.0" x 4.5"

Media Thickness
0.0025" to 0.010"

Roll Core Diameter
3.0" (7.6cm)

Maximum Roll Diameter
8.0" (20.9cm)

Thermal Transfer Ribbon

Ribbon Width
1.0" x 4.33"

Standard Ribbon Length

Operator Controls and Indicators

Operator Controls
Off Line-On Line, Test Print, Job Select, Form Feed Menu, Cancel, Enter

Message Display
32 character

Off Line-On Line, Menu

Bar Code Validation

Online Data Validation (ODV)- verifies bar code quality, overstrikes failed bar codes, and a replacement label is printed
Compatible with RFID operation

Programming Languages

Printronix Graphics Language (PGL)
Zebra Graphics Language (ZGL) *
TEC Graphics Language (TGL) *
Intermec Graphics Language (IGL) *
Sato Graphics Language (STGL) *
**Printer Protocol Interpreters for ZPL, TEC, IPL and Sato with RFID commands for ZPL and Sato only.


Telnet TN5250/TN3270

Bar Code Symbologies Available
AUSTPORT, Aztec, BC35, BC412, CODABAR, Code 11, Code 35, Code 39, Code 93, Code 128 (A, B, C), Datamatrix, EAN8, EAN13, FIM, 125GERMAN, Interleaved 2/5, ITF14, Matrix, MAXICODE, MSI, PDF417, PLANET, Plessey, Postnet, POSTBAR, ROYALBAR, RSS14, TELEPEN, UCC/EAN-128, UPC-A, UPC-E, UPC-EO, UPCSHIP, USP11

Sensing Methods
Transmissive, Reflective (Gap, Mark, Notch, Continuous Sensing Form)


RS232 Serial
IEEE 1284 (Centronics)
UUSB 2.0

Ethernet (includes PrintNet Enterprise Software CD)
Wireless (802.11b) (Includes PrintNet Enterprise Software CD)
GGPIO (General Purpose Input/Output)

Fonts, Graphics Support, Windows Drivers

OCRA, OCRB, Courier, Letter Gothic, CG Triumvirate Bold Condensed

Graphics Supported
PCX, BMP and TIFF file formats

Windows Drivers
Windows NT/2000/XP


32Mb standard

8Mb standard (16Mb optional)

Power Requirements

Line Input
90-264 VAC (48-62Hz) PFC

Power Consumption
150 watts (typical)

Regulatory Compliance
FCC-B, UL, CSA, ETSI EN 300 220, CE

Environmental Considerations

Operating Temperature
5C to 40C

11.7" W x 20.5" L x 13.0" H

Printer Weight/ Shipping Weight
38lbs/ 47lbs



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