Direct Thermal Printer

The M-5900RV direct thermal printer produces high-quality labels while offering significantly lower operating costs compared to standard thermal transfer printing.


Long Life Printhead
4.4" Wide Print Area
Heavy-Duty Industrial Construction
Ext. Auxiliary Interface Connector
Plug-In Interface Cards
M-5900 Compatible
LCD Display
High Reliability, Low Maintenance
User Friendly Operation


Print Method: Direct thermal

Printing Speed: Up to 4.7" per second

Print Resolution: 203 dpi (8 dpmm)

Print Area: 4.4" (112 mm) W x 13" (330 mm) L, up to 49.2" (1249 mm) L with 2Mb expanded memory.

Barcode Symbologies: UPC-A, UPC-E, EAN-8, EAN-13, UPC/EAN 2 and 5-digit Addendums (Bookland), Code 39, Interleaved 2 of 5, Code 128, (A,B,C) Codabar, Code 93

Barcode Ratio: 2:1, 3:1, 5:2 or individually adjustable bar widths.

Barcode Height: Programmable

Human Readable Fonts: Five proportional and mono-spaced fonts, including OCR-A and OCR-B, and an outline vector font. American and European character sets, upper and lower case with descenders and ascenders.

Flexibility: Rotation of text and barcodes in four 90 steps, character expansion horizontally and vertically in 8 steps, RAM storage for special characters, dot-addressable graphics and sequential numbering. Form overlay for high speed editing of complex formats.

Graphic Support: SATO Hex/binary and PCX formats

Roll or fan-fold die cut labels; thermally sensitive coated, SATO standard or equivalent. Tag stock with punched feed slot for see-through sensing or sense mark for reflective sensing.
Maximum Caliper: 0.01" (0.25 mm)
Maximum Roll Diameter: 6" (178 mm)

Sensing: Fixed position transmissive sensor for die cut labels and tags. Reflective sensor for use with preprinted sensing marks. Automatic, programmable setting of top of form.

Media Size: Minimum: 1.18" (30 mm) W x 0.51" (13 mm) L
Maximum: 5.04" (128 mm) W x 13" (330 mm) L, 49.2" (1249 mm) with 2Mb expanded memory.

Interface: RS232C; 2400 - 19.2K bps, X-On/X-Off software flow control, DTR/Busy hardware flow control

External Connectors: Serial: DB25F
EXT (Accessory): 14-pin Amp

Data Transmission: ASCII

Print Control: User programmable via data stream

Switches and Displays:
Switches: On/Off Line, Power On/Off, Label Feed
LED indicators: On Line, Alarm, Power On
Adjustments: Pitch, Back Feed, Print Heat
Configuration: 2x8 DIP Switch

Weight: 21.5 Lbs. (9.8 Kg)

Dimensions (overall): 10" (260 mm) W x 13" (320 mm) D x 10" (260 mm) H

Input Power: 100-115 VAC +/-10%; 220 VAC +/-10%, 50/60 Hz +1%

Operating: 40 to 100F (5 to 40C), 10 to 90% RH, non-condensing
Storage: 0 to 140F (0 to 45C), 10 to 90% RH, non-condensing
ESD Immunity: 13KV